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  • Baron of Broad Street, Part I
    Baron of Broad Street, Part I
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    Baron of Broad Street, Part I

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    El-Nukoya (Author)
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  • Dust
    Dust
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    Dust

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  • Jagua Nana's Daughter
    Jagua Nana's Daughter
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    Jagua Nana’s Daughter

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    Cyprian Ekwensi (Author) From one of Africa's foremost novelists and master story-teller, this is a sequel to Ekwensi's best-selling Jagua Nana. The story centres around the heroine's traumatic search for her real mother. All the intracacies of family life and relationships are woven into the story, and Liza finds both her mother and a partner.
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  • Efuru
    Efuru
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    Efuru

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    Flora Nwapa (Author) Appearing in 1966, Efuru was the first internationally published book, in English, by a Nigerian woman. Flora Nwapa (1931-1993) sets her story in a small village in colonial West Africa as she describes the youth, marriage, motherhood, and eventual personal epiphany of a young woman in rural Nigeria. The respected and beautiful protagonist, an independent-minded Ibo woman named Efuru, wishes to be a mother. Her eventual tragedy is that she is not able to marry or raise children successfully. Alone and childless, Efuru realizes she surely must have a higher calling and goes to the lake goddess of her tribe, Uhamiri, to discover the path she must follow. The work, a rich exploration of Nigerian village life and values, offers a realistic picture of gender issues in a patriarchal society as well as the struggles of a nation exploited by colonialism.
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  • Nine Lives
    Nine Lives
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    Nine Lives

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    El-Nukoya (Author) Winner, 2007 ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose Nine Lives explores the trail of ordinary Nigerian youths and the despair that drives them across the borders... and beyond. It captures the historical culture of the Nigerian people and the new culture as evolved through decades of social hardship, corruption and misrule. Olupitan Ogunrinu- bright and handsome but of humble pedigree- battles to assert himself within the social segregation of an elite university community. As he struggles with the moral contradiction, corruption and frivolity around him, he resolves not to be a victim in the predatory race to success, even when the immediate battle to belong seems lost. A brilliant mind and rugged determination keeps Olupitan s aspirations in focus, until distraction comes in the form of Tolani Badmus, a pretty, intelligent silver spoon who falls in love with him against all the odds. Olupitan was soon to compromise his fiery ambition in a perpetual struggle to sustain his fragile, unnatural romance. The relationship blossoms, or so it seems, until a revelation of deceit leads to heartbreak, near-failure and desperation. As Olupitan wallows in malaise, cultism beckons....the consequences are devastating. Olupitan finds escape in America; but also squalor, loss of dignity and, eventually, illicit wealth. Wealth came with new ambitions, a quest for vengeance and a new destination, Lagos...Death, however, is an unintended factor in this game, prowling him as he waded through the murky waters of vanity, hatred and self-destruction. A hip and contemporary yarn; grips you from the very first and doesn t let up until the last revelatory page." Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, author of God of Poetry. That rare thing; an authentic Nigerian Blockbuster Adewale Maja-Pearce, writer and editor
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  • Song for Night: A Novella
    Song for Night: A Novella
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  • Foreign Gods, Inc.
    Foreign Gods, Inc.
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  • The Concubine
    The Concubine
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    The Concubine

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    Elechi Amadi (Author) 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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  • Tomorrow Died Yesterday
    Tomorrow Died Yesterday
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  • Bola Ige: the passage of a modern Cicero
    Bola Ige: the passage of a modern Cicero
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    Bola Ige: the passage of a modern Cicero

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    L. Ayo Banjo (Author) A tribute publication to mark the anniversary of the death of Chief Bola Ige, the renowned Nigerian politician, and leading scholar and cultural figure; who was tragically assassinated in December 2001. The collection of writings includes the text of the tribute delivered by Wole Soyinka during Ige's funeral ceremonies, and what turned out to be the last media interview he gave before his death.
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  • The Great Ponds
    The Great Ponds
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    The Great Ponds

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    Elechi Amadi (Author) This is an Upper Level story in a series of ELT readers comprising a wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age-groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into five levels: Starter Level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner Level (600 basic words); Elementary Level (1100); Intermediate Level (1600); and Upper Level (2200). Some of the titles are also available on cassette.
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    What Goes Around

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    Ify Tony-Monye

    The piercingly loud sound of a car horn jarred her from her slumber and she woke up with a start, wondering what on earth the noise was all about. It only took a couple of seconds for her fuzzy brain to clear and she remembered what day it was. She must have drifted off to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. It hadn’t been her intention. A lazy smile tugged at the corners of her lips and her eyes came alive as soon as they focussed on the garment hanging on a hook stuck on the wooden door of the wardrobe. She looked around at the disarray that was her room, and then at her bedside clock and realised it was time to get up. After a few stretches on the bed accompanied by tired groans, she kicked off the duvet and stood up. Slipping her feet into the fluffy pair of slippers beside the bed, she stood, walked to the window and threw open the curtains. Daylight flooded the room.

    Everyday holds potential for beauty. It was a new dawn; a beautiful day for new beginnings; new hopes and new dreams. The leaves on the trees bowed gracefully at the slightest prodding from the gentle breeze.

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  • Bonfires of the gods
    Bonfires of the gods
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  • Lonely Roads
    Lonely Roads
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    Lonely Roads

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    William Ifeanyi Moore (Author) Afam Udemba is an outcast in early 19th century Aboh seeking escape from loneliness. He finds himself in a relationship with Adaobi, the daughter of Onwa, a powerful slave merchant, but unfortunately, her father plans to strengthen his family ties with the royals by marrying her off to the Obi's son. As their love affair grows, Afam finds himself in danger of being killed or sold into slavery. In a world where social class and reputation is everything, all must decide just how far they are willing to go to get what they want.
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  • Sade
    Sade
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    Sade

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    Anne Giwa-Amu (Author)
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  • Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation in and from My Country
    Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation in and from My Country
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    Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation in and from My Country

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    Nwachukwu Egbunike (Author) Is a collection of the author's opinion articles and posts previously narrated in the print media and blogosphere. The thematic unity of the entire conversation lies not in its uniformity but in its diversity. This is a story of contemporary Nigeria, but not confined to Nigeria alone. Dyed Thoughts places events in history but pours them out with an inspiring freshness.
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  • Naija No Dey Carry Last: Thoughts On A Nation In Progress
    Naija No Dey Carry Last: Thoughts On A Nation In Progress
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    Naija No Dey Carry Last: Thoughts On A Nation In Progress

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    Pius Adesanmi (Author) ÒHilariousÉ This is not absurdity, this is not satire, this is not camp. It is a strong concoction of the three served with a face so straight many will take it as serious and rally behind him for his earnest prescriptions on the Nigerian problem.Ó ÒIf Chinua Achebe informed his countrymen on the trouble with Nigeria, Pius Adesanmi offers them a hilariously absurdist take on possible solutions.Ó ÒIf humor and satire are the highest forms of intelligence, Pius Adesanmi blazes genius.Ó ÒHe offers a new language and frame for political discourse and looking at Africa, bereft of the usual angst and hand-wringing.Ó ÒDelightfully irreverent. This book will become a classic. Much like its satirical cousin The Government Inspector, 100 years from today it will still be in demand.Ó Ð Kingwa Kamencu
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  • A Bit of Difference
    A Bit of Difference
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    A Bit of Difference

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    Sefi Atta (Author) A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father's five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward. In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities. Deola's journey is as much about evading others' expectations to get to the heart of her frustration as it is about exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life. Deola's urgent, incisive voice captivates and guides us through the intricate layers and vivid scenes of a life lived across continents. With Sefi Atta's characteristic boldness and vision, A Bit of Difference limns the complexities of our contemporary world. This is a novel not to be missed.
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  • Just Before Dawn (Saros Junior Series)
    Just Before Dawn (Saros Junior Series)
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    Just Before Dawn (Saros Junior Series)

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    Koke Omotoso (Author) Kole Omotoso, one of Nigeria's major writers, is always provocative. His writing is informed by a passionate concern for society and politics in Nigeria. This major work is a blend of fact and fiction dramatizing the first one hundred years of Nigeria. Most of the characters and incidents inthe book are real; the narrative is conceived and written as a novel. The story covers riots, uprisings, private hopes and griefsand coup d'etats -a history marred by violence, with an outcome satisfactory to none. The book was received as a major contribution to African writing, in its innovative style, and was awarded Special Commendation in the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 1989 , which described it as providing a more profound understanding than is available in conventional history books and novels.
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  • Love Is Power, or Something Like That: Stories
    Love Is Power, or Something Like That: Stories
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    Love Is Power, or Something Like That: Stories

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    A. Igoni Barrett (Author) Vivid, powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria, from a talented young author * An NPR, Flavorwire, and Largehearted Boy Best Book of the Year * One of the Millions's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 * When it comes to love, things are not always what they seem. In contemporary Lagos, a young boy may pose as a woman online, and a maid may be suspected of sleeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife's confidante. Men and women can be objects of fantasy, the subject of beery soliloquies. They can be trophies or status symbols. Or they can be overwhelming in their need. In the wide-ranging stories in Love Is Power, or Something Like That, A. Igoni Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life. A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos of the Lagos bus system. A minor policeman, full of the authority and corruption of his uniform, beats his wife. A family's fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over three generations. With humor and tenderness, Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria, where desire is a means to an end, and love is a power as real as money.
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  • Swallow
    Swallow
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    Swallow

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    Sefi Atta (Author) A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature It is the mid-1980s in Lagos, Nigeria, and the government's War against Indiscipline is in full operation. Amid poverty and tight rules and regulations, women especially must sacrifice dignity and safety in order to find work and peace. Tolani Ajao is a secretary working at Federal Community Bank. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani's roommate and volatile friend Rose to persuade her to consider drug trafficking as an alternative means of making a living. Tolani's struggle with temptation forces her to reconsider her morality and that of her mother, Arike; Swallow weaves the stories of the two women intricately together in a vivid, unforgettable portrayal of Tolani's turbulent journey of self-discovery.
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  • The "Girl" Entrepreneurs
    The "Girl" Entrepreneurs
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    The “Girl” Entrepreneurs

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    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 Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
    The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
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    The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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    Amos Tutuola (Author) When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.
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  • News from Home: Short Stories
    News from Home: Short Stories
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    News from Home: Short Stories

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    Sefi Atta (Author) Winner of the 2009 NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa

    From Zamfara up north to the Niger delta down south, with a finale in Lagos, this collection of stories and a novella respond to and amplify the newspaper headlines in a range of Nigerian voices. Men, women, and children speak out to us from these stories, from immigration centers and police barracks, from street corners and maternity wards. Ghanaian writer Mohammed Naseehu Ali says, Sefi Atta "writes like one who has lived the life of each single character in her dazzling collection of short stories."

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