‘Highlife is the only music in this country that has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.’ Victor Olaiya.As West Africa’s oldest form of popular music, highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era. Its influence still resonates today.Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait ..
How to Win Elections in Africa explores how citizens, through elections, can uproot the power structures that govern them. It draws examples from within and outside Africa, whilst examining the past and present in a bid to map a future where the political playing field is level and citizens can rewr..
In the early-sixties, 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 a whole generation high on visions of a new and better world. And it really does seem as if the whole world is ablaze with freedom movements..
A desperate doctor commits murder to appease his wife. A drug-dealing family comes undone following a police raid. A young foreign-educated graduate, brimming with patriotic zest, returns to Nigeria to help rebuild her country, but quickly becomes disillusioned as the hassle and unpredictability of ..
Dr. Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she has a zest for life and makes the most of it through road trips in her vintage Porsche, chatting to strangers, and reminiscing about characters from her favourite novels. Until she has an acc..
“One of the most enduring myths on the Nigerian Femme Fatale - mammy-water, ‘winch’ or husband-snatcher - has to do with the cooking of fish stew … A woman can do what she likes with a man when she knows how to satisfy his appetite for food.”Longthroat Memoirs presents a sumptuous m..
In these wide-ranging stories, Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life. 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 generation..
In the possession of stolen lucre, Brume Lauva takes a big step and decides to run away from a life he has known for more than a decade; a life of consistent failures, and from a girlfriend that shattered his heart and his last feeble grip on a broken dream. Lagos, he believes, could offer another c..
First published a decade after the end of the Nigerian Civil War, My Command takes a keen look at the events leading up to – and shortly following – the war, as well as the war itself. Starting with a study of Nigeria’s political landscape in the years following independence, this book chronicl..
Known as the African Giant, Nigeria's story is complex and often contradictory. How, despite the ravages of colonialism, civil war, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the Boko Haram insurgency, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of ..