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    Tales of Freedom

    by Ben Okri

     

    Tales of Freedom offers a haunting necklace of images which flash and sparkle as the light shines on them. Quick and stimulating to read, but slowly burning in the memory, they offer a different, more transcendent way of looking at our extreme, gritty world.

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    The Beggars’ Strike

    by Aminatta Sow Fall

     

     

    The sight of disease-ridden beggars in the streets is giving the town a bad name, and the tourists are starting to stay away. If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will have done a great service to the health and economy of the nation – not to mention his own promotion prospects. A plan of military precision is put into action to rid the streets of these verminous scroungers.

    But the beggars are organized too. They know that giving alms is a divine obligation and that Allah’s good will is vital to worldly promotion. So when the beggars withdraw their charitable service, the pious city civil servants and businessmen start to panic.

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    The Beginning Of Everything Colourful

    Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are welcoming Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. Who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace. With Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. But there are two nameless people who are not happy with this visit. A Mexican musician, who hates the Spanish and a Japanese business man, who hates the Chinese.

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    The Book of Memory

    by Petina Gappah

     

    Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?

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    The Book of Phoenix

    by Nnedi Okorafor

     

    Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York’s Tower 7. She is an “accelerated woman”—only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix’s abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.
    Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7’s refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape.
    But Phoenix’s escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity’s future.

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    The Cardinals: With Meditations and Short Stories

    by Bessie Head

     

    It is the 1960s in South Africa.

    Blacks and whites are segregated, in life and love.

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    The Carnivorous City

    by Toni Kan

     

    Sabato Rabato aka Soni Dike is a Lagos big boy; a criminal turned grandee, with a beautiful wife, a sea-side mansion and a questionable fortune. Then one day he disappears and his car is found in a ditch, music blaring from the speakers. Soni’s older brother, Abel Dike, a teacher, arrives in Lagos to look for his missing brother. Abel is rapidly sucked into the unforgiving Lagos maelstrom where he has to navigate encounters with a motley cast of common criminals, deal with policemen all intent on getting a piece of the pie, and contend with his growing attraction to his brother’s wife.

    The Carnivorous City is a story about love, family and just desserts but it is above all, a tale about Lagos and the people who make the city by the lagoon what it is.

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    The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria

    by Helon Habila

     

     

    On April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world’s deadliest terrorist group. Most were never heard from again. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila, who grew up in northern Nigeria, returned to Chibok and gained intimate access to the families of the kidnapped to offer a devastating account of this tragedy that stunned the world.

    With compassion and deep understanding of historical context, Habila tells the stories of the girls and the anguish of their parents; chronicles the rise of Boko Haram and the Nigerian government’s inept response; and captures the indifference of the media and the international community whose attention has moved on.

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    The Concubine

    by Elechi Amadi

     

    Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. But their passion is fated and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world are important factors.

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    The Farm

    by Adesuwa Ehinome Iluobe

     

    The Farm is a collection of stories which are reflections on Nigeria and her experiences. The Farm is the lead story, set in a rustic part of Nigeria, an unusual farm records uncommon success and productivity in its operations.

    Separated from her loved ones, Moremi is flung into an unfamiliar world that is highly expectant of her. Amidst fatal changes, bizarre alliances, quest for wealth and love, she finds an unlikely friend in Ugonna. Together they must do their part to ensure continued success of the Farm. With each choice they make, their lives unfolds before them until they stumble upon a shattering revelation that unsettles what little balance there is at the farm.

    In Elusion, Ese and Ibrahim take us on a thrilling journey that highlights the bond between the duo, which introduced them to each other’s peculiarities and uniqueness both in their cultural and religious differences. Their bond further grows into a formidable love tangle that thrives despite the awakening of terrorism in the country.

    Human showcases the struggle of a Mother confronted with protecting her son from the reality of stigmatization and keeping him from battering other children who tease him with as Afin; a term he demands his mother to explain.

    Asabe and Hassanah share a close knit friendship in Residue  that is almost torn apart by insatiable needs and an ailing country.

    The last story One Year is a story of a young girl whose missing friend has caused her family despair and misery.  It was first published by Brittle Paper, a leading African Literary e-mag.

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    The Fishermen

    by Chigozie Obioma

     

    In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990’s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.

    Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of its characters and its readers.

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    The Girl Who Can

    by Ama Ata Aidoo

     

    In this collection of short stories, Aidoo elevates the mundane in women’s lives to an intellectual level in an attempt at challenging patriarchal structures and dominance in African society.

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    The Hairdresser of Harare

    by Tendai Huchu

     

    Vimbai is the best hairdresser in Mrs. Khumalo’s salon, and she is secure in her status until the handsome, smooth-talking Dumisani shows up one day for work. Despite her resistance, the two become friends, and eventually, Vimbai becomes Dumisani’s landlady. He is as charming as he is deft with the scissors, and Vimbai finds that he means more and more to her. Yet, by novel’s end, the pair’s deepening friendship—used or embraced by Dumisani and Vimbai with different futures in mind—collapses in unexpected brutality.

    The novel is an acute portrayal of a rapidly changing Zimbabwe. In addition to Vimbai and Dumisani’s personal development, the book shows us how social concerns shape the lives of everyday people.

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    The House My Father Built

    In this memoir, about a house his father built, Adewale Maja-Pearce captures the essence of the last decade of the 20th Century. He paints, in the minutest of detail, the sense of transition, of inevitable change, of frustration at its slow pace. The reader, while focused on the small details, is coerced to lean back, and take in the big picture.

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    The Hundred Wells of Salaga

    by Ayesha Harruna Attah

    Aminah lives an idyllic life in the village of Botu, until she is brutally seperated from her home and forced on a journey that will turn her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the wilful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court of Salaga-Kpembe.

    The lives of these two remarkable woman converage in a tumultuous meeting that takes them from mistress and salve to unlikely allies, as Aminah and Wurche find themselves tangled in a web of desire, jealously, political intrigue and illcit affairs. Meanwhile, infighting among Wurche’s people threatens to leave the region exposed to powers much larger than themselves.

    The Hundred Wells of Salaga explores the depths of female friendships in this stirringly intimate reimagining of life in pre-colonial Ghana. This captivating novel establishes Ayesha Harruna Attah as one of the most distinctive voices of the contemporary literary scene.

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    The Joys Of Motherhood

    by Buchi Emecheta

     

    Nnu Ego is a woman who gives all her energy, money and everything she has to raising her children – leaving her little time to make friends.

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    The Landscapes Within

    by Ben Okri

     

    In 1981, Nigerian author Ben Okri published The Landscapes Within, a novel about a young painter’s life and creative aspirations. This work, in Okri’s own words, “…continued to haunt [him] and trouble [him] through the years, because in its spirit and essence [he] sensed that it was incomplete.”

    Therefore, he published a revised version of this early book, under the title Dangerous Love, in 1996.

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    The Last Duty

    by Isidore Okpewho

     

    Set during the Nigerian civil war, the story revolves around six main characters namely Toje, Ali, Oshevire, Aku, Odibo, and Oghenovo.

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    The Lazarus Effect

    by H.J. Golakai

     

    Vee Johnson is an investigative journalist for the Cape Town magazine Urban. When she spots a photo of a familiar-looking girl at a local hospital, Vee launches an investigation, under the pretext of writing an article about missing children. Alongside her oddball assistant Chloe Bishop, Vee delves into the secrets of the fractured Fourie and Paulsen families. What happened to Jacqui Paulsen, who left home two years ago and hasn’t been seen since?

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    The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician

    by Tendai Huchu

     

     

    Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain. The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music. The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character, sinks out of the real world into the fantastic world of literature. The Mathematician, full of youth, follows a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle, until their three universes collide.

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    The Palm-Wine Drinkard

    by Amos Tutuola

     

    Drawing on the West African (Nigeria) Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure.

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    The Pressure Cooker

    “Don’t you know you are a girl?”
    Nkiru Olumide-Ojo sets out, in this book, to respond to that question, and in the process, subvert its hidden “restraining” intent.
    In nine short and eminently readable chapters, The Pressure Cooker offers advice to women in the workplace. Advice that comes from Ms Olumide-Ojo’s lived experience—of motherhood, workplace politics, and climbing up that corporate ladder.
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    The Principles for Priceless Purpose Manifestation

    By Apostle Franklyn Osaro Osakue

    Every man has great gifts and potentails in him that need to be discovered. When it is discovered and engaged with all diligence, with full determination and a mindset to please God with the gift, it will definitely result in success and fulfillment.

    Consequently, a man of purpose must be regulated by revealed divine principles for fulfilment to be realized. the principles in this book are divinely coated to drive purpose to achievement. This book is written to empower men and women with purpose to achieve same as the redemptive design for humanity has settled this issue.

    This book is a must read, if you want to be fulfilled according to the will of God designed for your life. The book will help you to recharge your spiritual strength bank and put you in charge of life affairs. Ultimately, it will influence you in the direction of God’s will for you.

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