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    Half of a Yellow Sun
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    Half of a Yellow Sun

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      Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi (Author) With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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    Maya Angelou (Author) Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
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  • Imagine This
    Imagine This
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    Imagine This

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    Sade Adeniran (Author) It is 1977 when nine-year old Lola Ogunwole is wrenched from all that is familiar in London and thrust into an alien culture. Abandoned by her father and separated from her brother, Lola must adjust to living without the basic necessities, where a drink of water entails a six mile trek into the bushes. Unable to speak the language and spurned by her relatives, Lola struggles to find her identity in a place where she doesn't quite fit. Although sometimes bleak and harrowing, Imagine This is told with a feistiness and humour that provokes empathy towards Lola as she moves from childhood to adulthood, searching for love and acceptance and coming to terms with the hardest thing of all, loss.
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  • In Dependence
    In Dependence
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    In Dependence

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    Sarah Ladipo Mayika (Author) It is the early-sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University. In this city of dreaming spires, he finds himself among a generation high on visions of a new and better world. The whole world seems ablaze with change: independence at home, the Civil Rights movement and the first tremors of cultural and sexual revolutions. It is then that Tayo meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex-colonial officer. In Dependence is Tayo and Vanessa's story of a brave but bittersweet love affair. It is the story of two people struggling to find themselves and each other - a story of passion and idealism, courage and betrayal, and the universal desire to fall, madly, deeply, in love.
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  • June 12 By Abraham Oshoko
    June 12 By Abraham Oshoko
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    June 12 By Abraham Oshoko

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    Abraham Oshoko
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  • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie
    Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie
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    Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Diiie

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    Maya Angelou (Author) From this best-selling author comes a marvellous collection of poetry. Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of the people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical, tender poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into 'hate and hateful wrath' in an unforgettable picture of the hopes and concerns of one of America's finest contemporary Black writers.
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    Kemi's Journal
    Kemi's Journal
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    Kemi’s Journal

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    Abidemi Sanusi (Author) This is the spiritual journal of Kemi, a young professional high-flier who has been a Christian for a year. Kemi faces struggles in her career and within her mixed race family - but most notably with her feelings for her former non-believing boyfriend. In a moment of weakness she sleeps with Zack and then has to deal with the resulting unplanned pregnancy, considering something she never dreamed she might contemplate: abortion. She also considers abandoning her faith, feeling her actions have brought her under God's condemnation and beyond forgiveness. Though she estranges herself from church, she doesn't stop writing her journal and reflecting on her Bible verse for each day. Abidemi says of her novel, 'It is a call to people who've turned their back on their faith and also for Christians who are struggling with sin. It is a novel of encouragement, hope and redemption in Christ. I hope the novel will encourage people to live with their eyes focused on him in spite of their many struggles.' Target readership: Christians or those on the fringe of Christianity; anyone needing to hear a story about grace and forgiveness and the way back to God. Key selling points: Well-crafted and strong writing with touches of humour, producing a book you can't put down Christian fiction that's not soft and sentimental - but gritty, real and rich in meaning. Commendation: With its big themes (sex outside marriage, sanctity of life, friendship and forgiveness), sassy style and strong, likeable characters, Kemi's Journal will strike a chord with many women today. Whether you identify with Kemi, struggling to live out her faith as a single, Christian woman; Vanessa, who's always done the right thing and is beginning to wonder whether she is missing something or Kemi's parents, who watch helplessly as their daughter's life threatens to spiral out of control, this is a 'let's get real about life' story you won't want to put down.
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    Kemi’s Journal

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    Abidemi Sanusi (Author) This is the spiritual journal of Kemi, a young professional high-flier who has been a Christian for a year. Kemi faces struggles in her career and within her mixed race family - but most notably with her feelings for her former non-believing boyfriend. In a moment of weakness she sleeps with Zack and then has to deal with the resulting unplanned pregnancy, considering something she never dreamed she might contemplate: abortion. She also considers abandoning her faith, feeling her actions have brought her under God's condemnation and beyond forgiveness. Though she estranges herself from church, she doesn't stop writing her journal and reflecting on her Bible verse for each day. Abidemi says of her novel, 'It is a call to people who've turned their back on their faith and also for Christians who are struggling with sin. It is a novel of encouragement, hope and redemption in Christ. I hope the novel will encourage people to live with their eyes focused on him in spite of their many struggles.' Target readership: Christians or those on the fringe of Christianity; anyone needing to hear a story about grace and forgiveness and the way back to God. Key selling points: Well-crafted and strong writing with touches of humour, producing a book you can't put down Christian fiction that's not soft and sentimental - but gritty, real and rich in meaning. Commendation: With its big themes (sex outside marriage, sanctity of life, friendship and forgiveness), sassy style and strong, likeable characters, Kemi's Journal will strike a chord with many women today. Whether you identify with Kemi, struggling to live out her faith as a single, Christian woman; Vanessa, who's always done the right thing and is beginning to wonder whether she is missing something or Kemi's parents, who watch helplessly as their daughter's life threatens to spiral out of control, this is a 'let's get real about life' story you won't want to put down.
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    600
  • Letter to My Daughter
    Letter to My Daughter
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    3,250
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    Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

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    Sarah Ladipo Manyika (Author) Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in hip San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she is in good health and makes the most of it, enjoying road trips in her vintage Porsche, chatting to strangers, and recollecting characters from her favourite novels. Then she has a fall and her independence crumbles. Without the support of family, she relies on friends and chance encounters. As Morayo recounts her story, moving seamlessly between past and present, we meet Dawud, a charming Palestinian shopkeeper, Sage, a feisty, homeless Grateful Dead devotee, and Antonio, the poet whom Morayo desired more than her ambassador husband. A subtle story about ageing, friendship and loss, this is also a nuanced study of the erotic yearnings of an older woman.
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  • Measuring Time: A Novel
    Measuring Time: A Novel
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  • Mom & Me & Mom
    Mom & Me & Mom
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    Musings of a Tangled Tongue

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    Yemi Adesanya (Author) Musings of a Tangled Tongue is a brave new entry, an exciting collection of poems that cut across a range of subjects: love, life, lust, adventure, work-life balance, etc. The fresh, exciting, mischievous, and experimental style of the author makes this a fun addition to any poetry lover's library.

    "A lively and new voice sings of contemporary life in ways that are sometimes mischievous, sometimes brooding but always fresh and striking. In this debut collection, Yemi Adesanya has hit a rare note."
    Adebiyi Olusolape, Poetry Editor of Saraba Magazine.

    “... genuinely well-written, stimulating, experimental, daring, and full of life and mischief, just like the writer herself.”
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  • Nights of the Creaking Bed
    Nights of the Creaking Bed
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    Nights of the Creaking Bed

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    Toni Kan (Author) Nights of the Creaking Bed is full of colourful characters involved in affecting dramas: a girl who is rejected in love because she has three brothers to look after; a middle aged housewife who finds love again but has an impossible decision to make; a young man who can't get the image of his naked, beautiful mother out of his mind; a child so poor he has to hawk onions on Christmas day - and many others. Some, initially full of hope, find their lives blighted by the cruelty of others, or by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or by just not knowing the "right" people. Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence, the irresponsible attitudes of some men to their offspring and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie this memorable collection.
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    1,450
  • Odufa by Othuke Ominiabohs
    Odufa by Othuke Ominiabohs
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    Odufa: A Lover’s Tale

    Othuke Ominiabohs (Author) When Anthony Mukoro, a struggling writer and a budding poet, discovers he cannot father a child due to health issues, his whole world comes crashing. In pain and a desperate bid to sire an heir, he plunges into the reckless life of a pleasure seeking libertine. Along the line, he meets and falls head over heels in love with Odufa, a beautiful girl with a past. With Odufa, he would be whole again – she was going to be his miracle. But their coming together is fraught with challenges from the start. Odufa’s sister, Ulusi, through whom they both meet, is attracted to Anthony. Wary of hurting her sister, Odufa resists Anthony’s advances fiercely at first until, suddenly throwing caution to the wind, they both get entangled in a love affair so intense and powerful it quickly begins to spiral out of control.
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    Rated 4.00 out of 5
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    Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Author) Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home-a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
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    Rated 4.00 out of 5
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    Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
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    Purple Hibiscus: A Novel

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Author) Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home-a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins' laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
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    600
  • Sula and Ja
    Sula and Ja
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    Sula and Ja

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    Ellen Banda-Aku
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    1,350
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    The “Girl” Entrepreneur

    Ibukun Awosika (Author) 'My intent is to document the experiences of African business women in terms of their background, their start-up stage, their growth pattern, their challenges, the impact of choices of spouse on their business, their work-life balance, and their future plans. My vision is to create a document to inspire other women as well as celebrate the women.' Having said that, Ibukun Awosika set out to take on a number of female entrepreneurs who have succeeded in carving a niche for themselves in the business world, and profiled their stories for the benefits of other women who aspire to do same in the first volume of her book The "Girl" Entrepreneurs: Our Stories So Far... In this book, you will get to read what the motivations, the challenges, and the strategies of these women are. You will also be acquainted with how the contributions of other people, such as their spouses, parents and family, have helped towards their achievement of success. IBUKUN AWOSIKA is an accomplished entrepreneur and an ordained pastor at The Fountain of Life Church. She is the Founder of Christian Missionary Funds, a non-governmental body whose main objective is to support and raise funds for Christian missionaries in different parts of Nigeria. She is the host of a popular TV programme, Business His Way, where she shares ethical business values and principles, distilled from the Word of God, with the business community in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries. She is the happy wife of Abiodun Awosika and the joyous mother of Oludola, Olafusika, and Olamiposi.
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  • The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013
    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013
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    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013

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    The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize. It has helped launch the careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, Binyavanga Wainaina, and many others. The 2013 collection includes the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop.
    1,850
    1,850
  • The Fishermen
    The Fishermen
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    The Fishermen

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    Chigozie Obioma (Author) SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award Winner of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award Longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions. Passionate and bold, The Fishermen is a breathtakingly beautiful novel firmly rooted in the best of African storytelling. With this powerful debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices of modern African literature.
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    Rated 4.50 out of 5
    2,700
  • The Heart of a Woman
    The Heart of a Woman
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    The Heart of a Woman

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    Maya Angelou (Author) In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for their rightful place in the world. In the meantime, her personal life takes an unexpected turn. She leaves the bail bondsman she was intending to marry after falling in love with a South African freedom fighter, travels with him to London and Cairo, where she discovers new opportunities. The Heart of a Woman is filled with unforgettable vignettes of such renowned people as Billie Holiday and Malcom X, but perhaps most importantly chronicles the joys and the burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
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    2,000
  • The House My Father Built
    The House My Father Built
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    The House My Father Built

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    Adewale Maja-Pearce
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    2,500
  • The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician
    The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician
    2,850
    2,850

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