On the 12th of June 1993, a presidential election , adjudged free and fair by an overwhelming majority of observers, took place in Nigeria. A few days later, its results were suspended; and barely a week after, Nigerian were given a new word to add to their vocabulary "annulment" ..
The Caine Prize is now in its thirteenth year. The judges panel is chaired by author and editor Bernardine Evaristo. Joining her are Nima Elbagir, International Correspondent for CNN; Maya Jaggi, award-winning cultural journalist and an influential critic; Samantha Pinto, Assistant Professor of..
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight ..
And After Many Days is a novel of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance of power and love between siblings; the unique ecosystem of a family. It is also a portrait of a society, as the old world gives way to a new status quo. A novel of quiet, devastating force, And After Many Days holds at it..
Becoming Nigerian: A Guide is a satirical collection that takes a searing look at how different forms of power are abused, negotiated and performed both in the private and public realm. Through attempting to satirise those who abuse privilege or power, it recognises that power can be found everywher..
Virginia Dike’s delightful children’s book will help youngsters learn to identify the 25 most common West African birds.Beautifully illustrated by Robin Gowen with lush, poetic descriptions of each bird, the book has tips for encouraging birds to visit compounds, a bird-watching guide..
Dantala lives in Bayan Layi, Nigeria and studies in a Sufi Quranic school. By chance he meets gang leader Banda, a nominal Muslim. Dantala is thrust into a world with fluid rules and casual violence. In the aftermath of presidential elections he runs away and ends up living in a Salafi mosque. Slowl..
Young and ambitious, Tayo Dabi is a rising star at Regent
Detective Agency where she is a trainee detective.
Driven by her passion to solve crimes – even as her
brother’s murderer walks free – Tayo immerses herself in
the job, delivering results that belie her newbie status.
But when Tayo is as..
City of Memories is a love story set in northern Nigeria in which Frauk, Rahila, Colonel Dibarama and Eunice Pam negotiate the traumas of their chequered pasts. Towering above them is the story of Ummi al-Qassim, a princess of Bolewa, and the disaster that attended her love -first for a nobleman and..
Clever Squirrel and Beautiful Gazelle are in love with each other and determined to get married. But Gazelle’s father wants a better husband for his daughter than the poor, never-do-well trickster. So he has decided to hold a contest and whoever can answer his riddle will have his daughter’s hand in..