THE STRAIT GATE

TITLE: THE STRAIT GATE: ENTRANCE TO LIFE AUTHOR: PETER MATHIAS GENRE: RELIGIOUS (CHRISTIAN LITERATURE) NUMBER OF PAGES: (3hrs 50mis) PUBLISHERS: AudioShelf.co.za, South Africa, 2018 ISBN: 0994702949 REVIEW: NIL BOOK SUMMARY/BLURB: The Strait Gate actually reveals outstanding and astonishing truths which are being neglected in these modern days. It unfolds the strategies...

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SHEEFAH ZARMA

NAME: SHEEFAH ZARMA BOOK(S): BLACK ROSE (2018), THE SILENT NOISE (2016) GENRE: POETRY AWARDS: NIL BIOGRAPHY: Shareefah Ibrahim Zarma is a Kaduna-born Nigerian writer and women rights campaigner from the Babur tribe of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. She began her education at Seat of Wisdom Nursery and...

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BLACK ROSE

TITLE: BLACK ROSE AUTHOR: SHEEFAH ZARMA GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 116 PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM, 2018 ISBN: 978-978-965-580-9 AWARDS: NIL REVIEW: ‘BLACK ROSE IS A SOULFUL MEDITATION OF LOVE AND ROMANCE, A FEMINIST MUSING’ BLURB: Black Rose is segmented into five phases which is the petals, thorns, leaves,...

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REVIEW: IN ‘REBIRTH’ JULIANA BARES ALL HER TRUTHS FOR OTHERS TO LEARN

TITLE: REBIRTH AUTHOR: JULIANA OLAYODE GENRE: FICTION (AUTOBIOGRAPHY) NUMBER OF PAGES: 150 PUBLISHERS: THE LOVE FACTORY YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Rebirth, Juliana Olayode’s...

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BOOKSTORES IN NIGERIA

Hi guys, so we’re compiling a list of bookstores that stock books by Nigerian authors and deliver to prospective buyers all over the country. Our intention with this project is to be able to identify reliable booksellers all over the country and use this to help more authors reach their...

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REVIEW: BRIGHT IGBINIGUN DISTINGUISHES HIMSELF IN ‘I MUST RETURN HOME’

TITLE: I MUST RETURN HOME AUTHOR: BRIGHT IGBINIGUN GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 51 PUBLISHERS: CREATESPACE YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA Writers bear a great responsibility to document our history and our predictions of the future. We even bear greater responsibility in penning solutions to society’s many....

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REVIEW: PAMILERIN ‘GIVES A VOICE TO STRANGE THOUGHTS’ IN MEMOIR OF CRUSHED PETALS

TITLE: MEMOIR OF CRUSHED PETALS AUTHOR: PAMILERIN JACOB GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 100 PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-963-998-4 REVIEWER:  Oyindamola Shoola Without doubt, Pamilerin Jacob is a phenomenal writer whose words cut through many norms that have gotten too comfortable in Nigeria. He...

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CHIMAMANDA’S AMERICANAH IS AN ENCHANTING TALE, ENCIRCLING EVERYDAY’S LIFE

Title: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Prose Fiction Publisher: Farafina Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978- 978-51084-3-9 No. of Pages: 477 Reviewer: Nket Godwin It is no doubt, Chimamanda’s narrative prowess. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half Of A Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, etc, has emerged with another intriguing, fascinating,...

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REVIEW: OKPARANTA’S ‘UNDER THE UDALA TREES’ IS A TIMELY GIFT TO THE WHOLE WORLD

TITLE: UNDER THE UDALA TREES AUTHOR: CHINELO OKPARANTA GENRE: PROSE FICTION NO. OF PAGES: 328 PUBLISHERS: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-0-544-00344-6 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU [W]ithdraw emotional and sexual energies from men, and work out various alternatives  for those energies in their own lives… disengaging from male-...

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