Author: Chibundu Onuzo
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2018 Five runaways ride the bus from Bayelsa to a better life in a megacity. They are unlikely allies -- a private, a housewife, an officer, a militant and a young girl. They share a need for escape and a dream for the future. Soon, they will also share a burden none of them expected, but for now, the five sit quietly with their hopes, as the billboards fly past and shout: Welcome to Lagos.
an authoritative guidebook on Lagos State of Nigeria
Author: International Business Links Ltd,Lagos State (Nigeria). State Ministry of Information, Culture, and Sports
Category: Lagos State (Nigeria)
The Experience of a Non-Conformist
Author: Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah
This book is an instructive historical record of the First Republic of Ghana and the triumphs and tribulations of successive governments since 1950. It reminds us of the struggle between Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his political opponents in the period preceding the achievement of political independence for Ghana, the events leading to his overthrow, and its impact on the course of Ghanas history. It is perhaps the most comprehensive history to date of the Rawlings era, the establishment of the Fourth Republic, and the formation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The NDC came to eclipse the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) as the rival of the DanquahBusia tradition manifested in the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the countrys oldest national political movement originally formed to pioneer the independence struggle but later eclipsed by the breakaway CPP. The UGCC has undergone several transformations since and today is represented by the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The book well documents the challenges facing independent Ghana, including those related to the growth of democracy nationwide and within political parties. The African liberation struggle, the drama of the Congo crisis of the 1960s, and the Liberian crisis of the 1990s are graphically re-enacted to highlight Ghanas significant role in the events. It is perhaps the best account of the sacrifices Ghana and other ECOWAS countries, particularly Nigeria, made in returning peace to Liberia after a bitter civil war through the successful peacekeeping and peace-enforcement efforts of ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG). The book sheds light on Dr. Obed Yao Asamoahs evolution into a politician of no mean achievement during the creation of the Fourth Republic and as the longest serving Foreign Minister and Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Ghana has ever known, offices he held simultaneously between 1993 and 1997.
A RAPID ASSESSMENT
Author: Oladayo Awojobi,Rilwan Tinubu
This book is an enthusiastic celebration of the many achievements of the Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode within the space of three years. It is also a unique attribute of many of the physical projects undertaken by the Ambode-led administration. This book presents many of the projects in pictures. Besides this, several stories convey Ambode’s leadership quality and good governance in a very appealing way.
Author: Temi and Julie Aluko
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Memoir: LOVE AND IMMIGRATION narrates the true story of two youngsters who share the same childhood dream. Temi, at the tender age of three told his Nigerian family he intended to marry a white woman. Julie, at the age of ten, who lived with her family in Wisconsin, USA, had a dream of her own, that of marrying an African man. In this love story, Temi and Julie tell about their experience of meeting each other online from half way around the world. They share how they fell in love and eventually get married in Africa. Their story shares the challenges of an online relationship, as well as cultural differences and the immigration process, which involves being separated for over a year after their short honeymoon. LOVE AND IMMIGRATION describes how they managed their marriage while living 6,500 miles apart. A story of inspiration, hope and making dreams come true!
Author: Karin Ezeakor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
BORN INTO A MULTI RACIAL FAMILY OF A NIGERIAN FATHER AND A CAUCASIAN MOTHER, Isabella an evil child is on a mission to bring pain and misery to her loving parents. She has done this on four occasions. Will she succeed again despite many obstacles and a mother who is determined to make her stay? Rachel was born into wealth and married to the love of her life.Her perfect life was shattered by the mysterious deaths of her babies after birth and now Isabella, her fifth & only surviving child, about to celebrate her 14th birthday has started showing signs all too familiar to her. Rachel is prepared to go to any length to save her little girl. The Apocalypse Child is a psychological thriller that depicts the battle of conflicting wills.
Forget Bond. Forget Bourne. Discover Dark.
Author: Jeremy Duns
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In July 1945 MI6 agent Paul Dark took part in a top secret mission to hunt down and execute Nazi war criminals. He will discover that everything he understood about that mission, about its consequences, and about the woman he once loved, has been built on false foundations. Now it's 1969 and a KGB colonel called Slavin has walked into the High Commission inLagos, Nigeria,and announced that he wants to defect. His credentials as a defector are good - he has highly suggestive information which indicates that there is yet another double agent within MI6, which would be a devastating blow for a Service still coming to terms with its betrayal by Kim Philby and the rest of the Cambridge Five. Paul Dark has been largely above suspicion during MI6's years of self-recrimination. But this time he can see his number coming up. For some it would be fight or flight time. But when you discover that everything you've taken for granted and trusted for twenty four years turns out to be untrue, and when your arrest may only be moments away, then perhaps the only option is both fight and flight. Free Agent is a twisting, intense thriller set between London and Nigeria during the height of the Cold War. It's a novel of innumerable cliffhangers, all set within a constantly evolving moral universe, and the surprises keep coming until the very last page. Jeremy Duns is also the author of the acclaimed Spy Out the Land, Song of Treason and The Moscow Option.
Author: Celestine S. Ikwuamaesi
Publisher: WestBow Press
“Neither give place to the devil.” (Eph 4:27) “You accepted Christ without repentance. That’s why you could keep cult materials in the drawer and the Bible on the desk. Your former cult members call you DeBoss; your church members call you Pastor.” The Queen roared. Her voice rumbled as in a dark cave. Soon, a croaky voice came on. “He’s still our man, though a traitor.” Many Christians believe the devil exists only on the pages of the Bible. Many collect items associated with the devil or Satan worship; call them Artifacts. Many more believe their earlier romance with the devil is over. Forget it! The enemy never gives up. He searches for a way to recapture his former captive: an opening through sin, or a link through his patented items. Track Down provides insight into how the Devil latches on to people’s ignorance—not sin this time—to frustrate deserters who take up arms against his kingdom by preaching Christ. This is not about Satanism or demonism, but real life spiritual experience that beclouds the intellect.
Author: Vinamra Longani
Publisher: Om Books International
It is saucy, raunchy, free-spirited, revealing, heartfelt, cheeky and downright entertaining, and it isn’t the latest Bollywood potboiler! It’s the journey of an international flight attendant over the last 12 years, and not an ordinary one at that. This hilarious collection of experiences swings between a vision of goodness and your worst nightmares, depending on the circumstances, the mood of the flight attendant, the cabin you are flying in and if you are cute or not. Be it dealing with difficult people on the plane or doomed relationships on the ground, quickies in the air or infidelity off the plane, here’s an uncensored insight into his colourful life. So fasten your seat belts and follow the instructions since we are ready for take-off!