Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is enthralled to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horri..
Nita’s (almost) perfect world has just been turned on its slightly ruffled but otherwise happy head. Now, not only does she have to endure living with Adesuwa, the world’s most overbearing sister, she has to go to school with her as well!Will Nita succeed at finding a place for hersel..
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 ..
Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The ..
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions-compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive-for how..
Proverbs in most African languages are crisp, pithy and condensed means of saying much with few words. Obii Okweluwe has curated a solid collection of wisdom and inspiration from the African continent that are relevant to the custom, tradition, experience and way of life of the people. These idiomat..
Nduka “Kaka” Kabiri’s company is in trouble. A legacy inherited from his late father, Construction Lions Limited will be liquidated after their multi-billion-dollar project in Northeastern Nigeria is seized and destroyed by terrorists.To save his company, Kaka’s bid must win a World-Bank- sponsored ..
A DEATH-DEFYING CONTEST FOR A LIFE-RESTORING FORMULA…Far deeper than the story of a traditional healer and her feuding children’s search for her ‘life’ formula, Imminent River seamlessly melds a delectably gorgeous love story into a historical family saga, one reminiscent of Alex Haley’s R-o-o-t-s, ..
Two boys venture into a nearby forest, to hunt for bats and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease. Compounding the family’s grief, experts warn against touching the sick. But this caution comes too late: the virus spreads rapidly.In ..
Ten-year-old Juba has a temper and cannot control it. It often starts as a spark in his stomach. After breaking a precious dyeing pot, Juba’s mother sends him to his father’s blacksmith shop where Baami tells Juba a story about a thrown stone and a missing eye.Juba and the Fireball is a story a..
The new Nigerian Cinema, Nollywood, owes its global admiration in part to its open-arm attention to gender balance. As talented and beautiful faces won audiences over, many female professionals drew attention to the strength and spectacle that endeared this pivotal industry to audiences ar..
In 2014 Ayisha answers a call from within to contest the primaries for a seat in the National Assembly on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party – the Peoples Democratic Party. She is dissatisfied with the quality of representation – both from the men and women in office and after years advising on ..