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    Bitter Leaf

    by Chioma Okereke

     

    Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M’elle Codon, twin sisters whose lives have taken very different paths, Magdalena, daughter of Mabel, who nurses an unrequited love for Babylon and Allegory, the wise old man who adheres to tradition.

    As lives and relationships change and Mannobe is challenged by encroaching development, the fragile web of dependency holding village life together is gradually revealed.

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    Black Leopard Red Wolf

    Black Leopard, Red Wolf  is a 2019 fantasy novel by writer Marlon James. It is the first book of a planned trilogy. The novel draws on African history and mythology, blended into the landscape of the North Kingdom and the South Kingdom, and the political tensions between these two warring states, as well as various city-states and tribes in the surrounding landscape.

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    Black Sparkle Romance

    by Amara Nicole Okolo

     

    Meet Mira Adure: an ambitious, creative twenty-something stuck working as PA to the ruthless editor of high fashion magazine Black Sparkle. Her work is tedious, but her love life is even worse – a string of disastrous dates is threatening to put Mira off men forever. And then she crashes her car into the flashy Mercedes of the gorgeous, tiger-eyed Dominic and the encounter leaves her fuming.
    Mira’s luck begins to change when she is promoted to her dream job of assistant editor. But when Dominic turns up at Mira’s office a few days later, she is infuriated to discover he’s been hired as the photographer for her first edition in charge of Black Sparkle.
    As they embark on a photo shoot by the swaying palms of Coconut Beach, Badagry, Mira and Dominic can’t stop arguing. Will it be too late before Mira realises that beneath the tension is smouldering desire? Sparks fly in this romance where the creative energy of two talented individuals fuels a heady mix of fear, passion and desire.

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    Blackass

    by Igoni Barrett

     

    Furo Wariboko – born and bred in Lagos – wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new-found condition, Furo finds the dead ends of his life open out before him. As a white man in Nigeria, the world is seemingly his oyster – except for one thing: despite his radical transformation, Furo’s ass remains robustly black . . .
    Funny, fierce, inventive and daringly provocative – this is a very modern satire, with a sting in the tail.

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    BomBoy

    by Yewande Omotoso

     

    Leke is a troubled young man living in the suburbs of Cape Town. He develops strange habits of stalking people, stealing small objects and going from doctor to doctor in search of companionship rather than cure. Through a series of letters written to him by his Nigerian father whom he has never met, Leke learns about a family curse; a curse which his father had unsuccessfully tried to remove.
    BomBoy is a well-crafted, and complex narrative written with a sensitive understanding of both the smallness and magnitude of a single life.

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    Born on a Tuesday

    by Elnathan John

     

    In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition’s local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque’s sheikh. Before long, he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties, as one of the sheikh’s closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement. When bloodshed erupts in the city around him, Dantala must decide what kind of Muslim—and what kind of man—he wants to be.

    Born on a Tuesday is a stirring, starkly rendered novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines.

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    Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon

    by Nike Campbell-Fatoki

    In this short story collection Nike Campbell-Fatoki filters the life of contemporary Nigerians through a colorful and vivid prism, where past sins come to upset settled lives(Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon), where lost lives fuel a campaign for a better future (The Hunchback) and nothing is as it seems (The Appointment). She explores welll known themes but delves a little deeper so as to question our ideas about people, our impressions and prejudices. Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon  depicts the struggles of a young ambitious and hardworking Nigerian abroad with the same insightful candour as it does the tale of a brilliant but broken woman struggling with mental illness. Her language is precise and direct, her characters are sharply observant and self-aware even as they battle odds that stack against them. Morals are explored but there is no judgement even when characters take vengeful and extreme actions. Heroes are created in unlikely scenarios and life as we know it, with more than one surprising twist, unfolds in the pages.

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    Butterfly Fish

    by Irenosen Okojie

     

    Butterfly Fish is a richly told story of a woman exploring her African heritage after her mother’s death. It is a haunting and compelling novel, with themes exploring love, hope, political upheaval, loss, and coming undone.

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    Changes: A Love Story

    by Ama Ata Aidoo

     

    Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet another morning’s marital rape. Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision (after all, he doesn’t beat her!), Esi holds fast. When she falls in love with a married man—wealthy, and able to arrange a polygamous marriage—the modern woman finds herself trapped in a new set of problems.

    Witty and compelling, Aidoo’s novel, “inaugurates a new realist style in African literature.”

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    Chasing Butterflies

    by Yejide Kilanko

     

    “A good mother does not run from her child’s home. She always stays and fights.”

    Titilope Ojo left Nigeria for the United States over a decade ago, but her mother’s words remain fresh in her mind. Titilope is married to Tomide, a handsome and charismatic man who she is afraid of. She spends each day anticipating his moods and lives in fear of offending him. She takes great care to try and love him just the way he wants, but will it ever be enough? As life continues to spiral out of control, Titilope finds herself alone at a crossroad where she must choose between duty and survival.

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    Chasing Facades

    Young and ambitious, Tayo Dabi is a rising star at Regent Detective Agency where she is a trainee detective. Driven by her passion to solve crimes- even as her brother’s murderer walks free- Tayo immerses herself in the job, delivering results that belie her newbie status.

    But when Tayo is assigned a new, high-profile case, her confidence is shaken. Lawrence Gbade, a popular, wealthy contractor is murdered in his home and as Tayo digs deeper things become less certain. Was Gbade’s murder a robbery gone wrong, or something much more sinister? Even as self-doubt sets in, Tayo has to battle resentment from older, more experienced detectives, an obnoxious male colleague and her growing attraction to Tony, the victim’s brother.

    Romance meets crime thriller in this gripping story of betrayal, rage and the facades we put up to hide our true selves.

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    Children of Blood and Bone

    by Tomi adeyemi

     

    Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

    But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

    Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

    Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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    Daughters Who Walk This Path

    by Yejide Kilanko

     

    Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo’s home their own. So there’s nothing unusual about her charming but troubled cousin Bros T moving in with the family. At first Morayo and her sister are delighted, but in her innocence, nothing prepares Morayo for the shameful secret Bros T forces upon her. Thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her, Morayo must learn to fiercely protect herself and her sister from a legacy of silence many women in Morayo’s family share. Only Aunty Morenike—once shielded by her own mother—provides Morayo with a safe home and a sense of female community that sustains her as she grows into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria.

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    Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

     

    A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.

    Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

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    Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Ankara cover)

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

     

    A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.

    Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

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    Didi Kanu and the Singing Dwarfs of the North

    by Jude Idada

    Didi Kanu is a charmingly curious eight-year-old girl who lives in a small village in Eastern Nigeria with her hopelessly poor family. She dreams of journeying to the parallel world of the Singing Magical Dwarfs of the North to uncover the mysteries of their existence. When her Uncle comes to take her away to the big city to live with him, her life takes an unexpected turn; a turn which is further complicated when her Uncle suffers a ghastly car accident and falls into a never-ending sleep. With the help of Ede, the mysterious village storyteller, Didi ventures into the realm of the hidden creation in a quest to learn the magical song that can awaken her Uncle. On this journey, Didi learns how to invoke the incredible forces behind her powerful imaginations and discovers the true meaning of unconditional love. Didi Kanu and the Singing Dwarfs of the North is a story of love, adventure, faith and belief. It is a family tale that would leave every reader enthralled.

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    Dilemma Of A Ghost

    by Ama Ata Aidoo

     

    This book, in addition to Anowa, are two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa.

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    Discover It Early

    In ‘DISCOVER IT EARLY’, Courage Idahor distils self-discovery down to its essential components and emphasizes the importance of early discovery. He gives a practical guide to self-discovery and maximising full potentials.

    This book underscores some tips to developing and maintaining a winning attitude, innovation curve, self-management not time management, walking the labyrinth, learning the art of journaling, personal retreat, young leaders interviews, recognising and maximising opportunities…

    He also shares some opportunity websites where persons can get opportunities to develop themselves.

    This book is highly inspirational. You will be encouraged, provoked and stimulated to begin your journey of self-discovery as you read this book. This book charges the reader to be intentional about life and not leave anything to chance. This book is indeed loaded with great values and it is intended to cause a tremendous impact in the lives of readers.

    This book is highly recommended for all young persons and those who are zealous to live life to the fullest with utmost fulfilment.

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    Distant View Of A Minaret and Other Stories

    by Alifa Rifaat

     

    “More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat lifts the veil on what it means to be a women living within a traditional Muslim society.” So states the translator’s foreword to this collection of the Egyptian author’s best short stories. Rifaat did not go to university, spoke only Arabic, and seldom traveled abroad. This virtual immunity from Western influence lends a special authenticity to her direct yet sincere accounts of death, sexual fulfillment, the lives of women in purdah, and the frustrations of everyday life in a male-dominated Islamic environment.

    Translated from Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, the collection admits the reader into a hidden private world, regulated by the call of the mosque, but often full of profound anguish and personal isolation.

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    Easy Motion Tourist

    by Leye Adenle

     

    A woman’s mutilated body is discarded by the side of a club near one of the main hotels in Victoria Island. Collins, a bystander, is picked up by the police as a potential suspect. After experiencing the unpleasant realities of a Nigerian police cell, he is rescued by Amaka, a Pam Grier-esque Blaxploitation heroine with a saintly streak. As Collins discovers more of the darker aspects of what makes Lagos tick – including the clandestine trade in organs – he also falls slowly for Amaka. Little do they realise how the body parts business is wrapped up in the power and politics of the city.

    The novel features a motley cast of supporting characters, including a memorable duo of low-level Lagos gangsters, Knockout and Go-Slow. Easy Motion Tourist pulsates with the rhythms of Lagos, reeks of its open drains, and entertains from beginning to end. A modern thriller featuring a strong female protagonist, prepared to take on the Nigerian criminal world on her own.

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    Efuru

    by Flora Nwapa

     

    Efuru, beautiful and respected, is loved and deserted by two ordinary undistinguished husbands.

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    Ellie and the Cat

    By Malorie Blackman

    Ellie is the rudest, most spoilt child her granma has ever met.  So Granma decides to show Ellie up and switches her body with Jolly the cat’s.  But Ellie is just lonely and as she gets to know the other creatures in the house, she learns she can be a good friend.

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    Every Day Is For The Thief

    by Teju Cole

     

    Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole’s unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. Over long, wandering days, the narrator compares present-day Lagos to the Lagos of his memory, and in doing so reveals changes that have taken place in himself.

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