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The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Arriving full of trepidation, the musician discovers that his community no longer recognises him, believing that Taduno is dead. His girlfriend Lela has disappeared, taken away by government agents. As he wanders through his house in search of clues, he realises that any traces of his old life have been erased. All that was left of his life and himself are memories. But Taduno finds a new purpose: to unravel the mystery of his lost life and to find his lost love. Through this search, he comes to face a difficult decision: to sing for love or to sing for his people.
Taduno’s Song is a moving tale of sacrifice, love and courage.
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Event: The Presentation of Hadiza El-Rufai’s An Abundance of Scorpions (Dance, Drama, Books, Film, Music)
Venue: Shehu Musa Yaradua Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Central Business District, Abuja
Date: 1st February, 2018
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#MCM: ODAFE ATOGUN
TheBookDealerNG’s MCM is Odafe Atogun
He was born in Lokoja, Nigeria. He studied Journalism at Times Journalism Institute in Lagos. Currently he lives in Abuja where he works as a full time writer.
So far he has published two novels, Taduno’s Song in 2016 and Wake Me Up When I’m Gone in 2017.
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Nnedi Okorafor tweeted about a new collection of short stories coming out in June. It features stories from Igoni Barrett, E.C. Osundu, Leye Adenle and others edited by Chris Abani. Her story in it is titled, ‘Shologo’ about the eponymous wild man in Lagos.
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Nnedi Okorafor Releases First Issue of “Black Panther: Long Live the King.” Long Live The Queen.
The forthcoming Black Panther movie, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has generated a world of hype. Everyday, with each news, we melt in anticipation.
To sustain the hype ahead of the film’s February 2018 release, Marvel announced two new comic-book miniseries: the first, written by Nnedi Okorafor, is Black Panther: Long Live The King. And its first issue just dropped.
Uzodinma Iweala Unveils Official Author Photos In Advance of His New Novel’s Release
Uzodinma Iweala unveiled official author photographs ahead of the March 2018 release of his highly-anticipated novel, Speak No Evil.
Speak No Evil comes 12 years after Iweala published his bestselling debut, Beast of No Nation. The novel tells the story of Niru, a gay Nigerian teenager, and the fallout with his family when his father finds out he is gay.
The unveiling of these photographs tells us that publicity for the new book is underway and that the first set of reviews should be coming pretty soon. You should also expect to begin seeing announcements of book signing events.
Ayobami Adebayo Honoured at The Future Awards, Alongside WizKid, Davido and Anthony Joshua
Ayobami Adebayo, author of the Baileys Prize-shortlisted novel Stay with Me, has been honoured at the 2017 The Future Awards, receiving The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture. Also honoured at the Lagos ceremony were: Davido, who received The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music; Anthony Joshua, who received The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports; and WizKid, who received The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year, an award won in 2008 by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The Future Awards, currently in its 12th year, celebrates Africans between ages 18 and 31 who are deemed to be making a difference in their respective fields—arts, technology, entertainment, business, agriculture, public service.
Nigerian and UK edition of AKATA WARRIOR released
COVER REVEAL: Here’s the Nigerian and UK edition of AKATA WARRIOR from @CassavaRepublic (illustrated by @GregRuth). March 2018. 🧙🏾♀️
⭐A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection pic.twitter.com/3dMGeaTnA0
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) December 5, 2017
Miles Morland Foundation Shortlist
Miles Morland Foundation has announced its shortlist. They have 6 from South Africa, 4 each from Nigeria and Kenya, 2 from Cameroon and 1 each from Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Gambia and Botswana.
Miles Morland Foundation has announced its shortlist. We have 6 from South Africa, 4 each from Nigeria and Kenya, 2 from Cameroon and 1 each from Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Gambia and Botswana.
The 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards: The Winners
The Brittle Paper Literary Awards recognizes the finest, original pieces of literature by Africans available online for free. It has five categories —Fiction ($200), Poetry ($200), Creative Nonfiction/Memoir ($200), Essays/Think Pieces ($200), and the Anniversary Award ($300) for writing.
Across these five categories, 48 pieces of writing, each beautifully crafted and thought-provoking, were shortlisted based on their quality, significance and impact.
Check out the five winning entries here.
Ouida Books announces new title
Ouida Books has announced a new book in her stable. An Abundance of Scorpions by Hadiza Isma Elrufai. The cover is simply beautiful, like the rest of Ouida books. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Delighted to share the cover of the latest book in the @OuidaBooks stable. An Abundance of Scorpions by @hadizel. Available at @akefestival. pic.twitter.com/PIfsfAV4ts
— Ouida Books (@OuidaBooks) October 16, 2017
Olumide Popoola shortlisted for Diva literature award
Olumide Popoola has been shortlisted for the inaugural #DLA17 @YlvaPublishing Fiction award.