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    Lola Shoneyin (Author) When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness. Meet Baba Segi . . . A plump, vain, and prosperous middle-aged man of robust appetites, Baba Segi is the patriarch of a large household that includes a quartet of wives and seven children. But his desire to possess more just might be his undoing. And his wives . . . Iya Segi—the bride of Baba Segi's youth, a powerful, vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to protect her favored position as ruler of her husband's home. Iya Tope—Baba Segi's second wife, a shy, timid woman whose decency and lust for life are overshadowed by fear. Iya Femi—the third wife, a scheming woman with crimson lips and expensive tastes who is determined to attain all that she desires, no matter what the cost. Bolanle—Babi Segi's fourth and youngest wife, an educated woman wise to life's misfortunes who inspires jealousy in her fellow wives . . . and who harbors a secret that will expose shocking truths about them all.
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    The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

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    Lola Shoneyin (Author) African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes her fiction debut with The Secret Lives of Babi Segi’s Wives, a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. The struggles, rivalries, intricate family politics, and the interplay of personalities and relationships within the complex private world of a polygamous union come to life in The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s WivesBig Love and The 19th Wife set against a contemporary African background.
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  • The Secret Lives of the Four Wives: A Novel
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    The Secret Lives of the Four Wives: A Novel

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    Lola Shoneyin (Author) To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. Bolanle is too educated for the 'white garment conmen' Baba Segi would usually go to for fertility advice, so he takes her to hospital to discover the cause of her barrenness. Weaving the voices of Baba Segi and his four competing wives into a portrait of a clamorous household of twelve, Lola Shoneyin evokes an extraordinary Nigerian family in splashes of vibrant colour.
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    The Stress Test

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    Mojisola Aboyade-Cole (Author) It is revealed that Marine Compact Bank, run by the Johnsons, is not as healthy as it would seem. This results in a power tussle amongst the bank’s key players – Damelda Johnson, the matriarch of the Family-Johnson; Adam Okoya, a disgruntled member of staff; Damelda’s beloved stepson Felix, and Taramade Johnson, our heroine. When the dust settles, only one of them is left standing.
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    The Thing Around Your Neck

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi (Author) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.” Her award-winningHalf of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts—graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters’ hearts—on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she’s been pushing away. In “Tomorrow is Too Far,” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.
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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Author) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.” Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts—graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters’ hearts—on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she’s been pushing away. In “Tomorrow is Too Far,” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.
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  • Thunder Protocol
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    Thunder Protocol

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    Obari Gomba (Author)

    Thunder protocol is a mid-career oeuvre of lively and impressive poems that examines issues ranging from the personal to the global. The diversity of themes in this poetry collection is both refreshing and startling, with language that is sometimes witty and inventive, and other times reflective and simple. This collection, which seems like an uncovering of the poet, may be considered a bearer of a collective understanding on the workings of the world.

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  • Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
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    Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

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    Christie Watson (Author) WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2011. 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.
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    To See the Mountain and other stories (Caine Prize for African Writing 2011) by Various authors
    To See the Mountain and other stories (Caine Prize for African Writing 2011) by Various authors
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    To See the Mountain and other stories (Caine Prize for African Writing 2011) by Various authors

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    To See the Mountain and other stories (Caine Prize for African Writing 2011) by Various authors
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  • Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe
    Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe
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  • Why They Hate Us
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    Why They Hate Us

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  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
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    Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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    Maya Angelou (Author) Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power do spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou's latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page.
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    Abidemi Sanusi (Author) In this much-awaited sequel to Kemi's "Journal", readers get to hear from Zack, Kemi's husband! Zack struggles with being a new Christian, a new husband and a new father all at once. Will he and Kemi survive his unreal expectations and the maelstrom of their marriage? This relevant and contemporary book tackles real-life issues, and the author's honest style will be refreshing and addictive to readers.
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  • Arrows of Rain
    Arrows of Rain
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  • It Wasn't Exactly Love - Stories from the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2012
    It Wasn't Exactly Love - Stories from the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop 2012
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    The Forest Dames
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    The Forest Dames

    AdaOkere Agbasimalo (Author) It is a pulsating story about the devastating effects of war, in which Adaokere Agbasimalo dwells on the sordid consequences of civil war on humanity and the torturous effort to achieve normality. It features Dze, a young girl with a keen mind who lived with her parents in a typical African setting and felt the pain of war. As an adult, the memories remain intact, haunting her. The Forest Dames is a strident voice detailing and condemning potentially malignant actions that continue to impede the development of African nations and indeed parts of the developing world. These include wars, culture-based biases, illogical and deadly tribal hatred, etc. African and world leaders, politicians, historians, students and the general public should be awakened by the book.
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  • We Need New Names: A Novel
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    We Need New Names: A Novel

    NoViolet Bulawayo (Author) A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her-from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee-while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.
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  • How to Read the Air
    How to Read the Air
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    How to Read the Air

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    Dinaw Mengestu (Author) A "beautifully written"* (New York Times Book Review) novel of redemption by a prize-winning international literary star. From the acclaimed author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears comes a heartbreaking literary masterwork about love, family, and the power of imagination. Following the death of his father Yosef, Jonas Woldemariam feels compelled to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, he sets out to retrace his mother and father's honeymoon as young Ethiopian immigrants and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn country of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his life in America today. In so doing, he crafts a story- real or invented-that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.
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  • Morning Does Come
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    Morning Does Come

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    Rita Okoroafor (Author) In her quest to escape the debasing life her mother and siblings live, Kaine decides to live a godly life. Far from seeing an immediate improvement in her life, however, she immediately begins to experience severe trials and tribulations. From being raped to suffering an unwanted pregnancy and being expelled from school just as she is about to take her final secondary school exams, her life after making the decision to follow God is far from what she dreamed of. Will her faith in God buckle in the face of the trials and hardships, leading her back to the life she wanted to escape, or will she remain steadfast in her walk with God, holding on to past miracles and being sustained by His grace? Rita Esuru Okoroafor is a petroleum engineer with more than ten years working experience who is passionate about writing. Rita lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with her husband and two daughters.
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  • Naija No Dey Carry Last
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    Naija No Dey Carry Last

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    The Joys of Motherhood

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    Buchi Emecheta (Author) A bestselling title in Heinemann's long-established 'African Writers Series', this novel is now being published with a new introduction as part of the new series 'African Writers Series Classics'.
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  • Waiting for An Angel: A Novel
    Waiting for An Angel: A Novel
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    Waiting for An Angel: A Novel

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    Helon Habilah (Author) "Habila's fictionalization...reveals the true casualties of oppression better than any news or history."_Library Journal Lomba is a young journalist living under military rule in Lagos, Nigeria, the most dangerous city in the world. His mind is full of soul music and girls and the lyric novel he is writing. But his roommate is brutally attacked by soldiers; his first love is forced to marry a wealthy old man; and his neighbors on Poverty Street are planning a demonstration that is bound to incite riot and arrests. Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand. Helon Habila's vivid, exciting, and heart-wrenching debut opens a window onto a world in some ways familiar-with its sensuously depicted streets, student life, and vibrant local characters-yet ruled by one of the world's most corrupt and oppressive regimes, a scandal that ultimately drives Lomba to take a risk in the name of something greater than himself. Habila captures the energy, sensitivity, despair, and stubborn hope of a new African generation with a combination of gritty realism and poetic beauty. Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Reading group guide included.
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  • . . . And The Night Hissed
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    . . . And The Night Hissed

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    Claude Opara (Author) ". . And the night hissed" is a grim tale of a clash of cultures. It recounts the experiences of a British physician, Dr. Reginald Cromwell, in 19th century West Africa while on a slave expedition. His team finds itself in unfamiliar territory confronted with a dark Yoruba superstition that involves snakes, sinners and retribution. Escape seems impossible. Surely logic must prevail . . .
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    Cat Eyes
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    Cat Eyes

    Pever X (Author) Cat Eyes is the story of Pededoo, a country boy, who struggles to maintain a civil relationship with his father who had just returned home after many years abroad with a family of Cat Eyes. Despite his resentment for his father and the new family, Pededoo is hardly able to resist and truly dislike Melissa-Jane, the amiable and dashing cat-eyed blonde. Cat Eyes is a bildungsroman, a book of family, adventure, self-discovery and love that would take readers on a voyage they would hold dear.
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