And the Night Hissed chronicles the expedition of a group of slave drivers in what is now known as Southwestern Nigeria. The story spans three weeks approximately, detailing slave raids from one town to the other, with the approval of a powerful royal accomplice. Enraged by loss, betrayal, ego, and disappointment, the group decides to … Continue reading …And the Night Hissed (A Critical Review)
Lee Kuan Yew, at 35, became the Prime Minister of a newly, independent nation of Singapore with a population of 2 million. The double-starred First Class in Law from University of Cambridge, would end up as one of the political miracles of the 20th Century. Lee was a grandmaster of nation building, policy making and … Continue reading Review of Lee Kuan Yew’s “From Third World To First” by Chambers Umezulike
In 11 years, you can grow from a simpering prepubescent virgin to a slut, transform from an altar boy to the most wanted criminal, and fall in and out of love so many times it stops mattering. In 11 years, a socialite can turn from a black pot to an albino, you can become a … Continue reading 11 YEARS’ TWISTED TIMES – New Release (NOVEL)
The book – THE UJUZI (A Collection of Contemporary African Short Stories and Poems); written by Deji_AKIN of Levuz Writes’ Organization, Obafemi Awolowo University was finally launched on Saturday, July 4 2015. Attended by several members of the university community at the Auditorium 2, Humanities Blook 2, Obafemi Awolowo University; ****************************** Ujuzi is a Swahili … Continue reading “THE UJUZI (A Collection of Contemporary African Short Stories and Poems)” – FINALLY LAUNCHED!
VOICES FROM OJA ‘BA MARKET: THE HEARTBEAT OF NIGERIA. Reviewer: Subterranean Blue Poetry Title of Book: Voices from Oja ‘Ba Market: A Collection of Poems by upcoming Poets in Celebration of Oja ‘Ba Market Editor: Wole Adedoyin Publisher: Society of Young Nigerian Writers Date of Publication: 2013 Page Count: 40 “Praise the Risen Lord” – … Continue reading Book Review – Voices From Oja ‘ba Market: The Heartbeat Of Nigeria.
In this fictional political page-turner Chambers Umezulike makes a depiction of the political undercurrents of the African world, revealing the savage depths of the overbearing control of ‘godfathers’ and political heavyweights who run (down) the continent. And this is parallel to the prevalent reality consequential to most African Nations’ political crunch in the now. Its … Continue reading Chambers Umezulike’s novel “Malcolm” – Book Review by John Ned Korie
Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy: Simple but not Simplistic By Inalegwu Omapada Alifa Beyond the lucidity of Sunny Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy, this novella presents an average Idoma Nigerian family living in Kaduna. The unfolding of the fictional narrative brings to bear the Christian belief in Miracles. Essentially, the miraculous healing … Continue reading Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Innoalifa
DougWerld Art, Faith & Society Sunday, March 8, 2015 A Review of Sunny Jack Obande’s A Miracle for Daddy Sunny Jack Obande’s new children story, A Miracle for Daddy, is a heart-touching story about a child battling with the traumatic experience of almost losing his father on his birthday. Otseme, the child-narrator, a seven-year old, … Continue reading Review of A Miracle for Daddy by Doug Kaze
Of all the books on offer today, biographies remain a perpetually popular option. These unique insights into the lives of some truly fascinating people, which range from a-list celebrities to criminal masterminds, continue to entertain and enthrall. Recently, several notable names in the world of politics, sport and popular culture have documented the details … Continue reading Five Interesting Biographies to Check Out
Book : The New Man Author: Femi Ademiluyi When I first read this book I shed tears, the story was so emotional and catchy that I read it through the night. Its about a man who thought he could change the world but the world changed him instead. The book opens with a prophesy … Continue reading The New Man
A REVIEW OF IKECHUKWU ORJINTA’S THE DEATH OF BIAFRA Book: The Death of Biafra (Genocide in Nigeria 1967-1970). Authors: Gills Caron and F. Bonneville. Translator from French: Rev Fr Dr Dr Ikechukwu Aloysius Orjinta. Genre: Memoir, History. Imprint: Nsukka: University of Nigeria Press Ltd, 2012. Pages: 157. ISBN: 978-978-8446-22-4. There is no basis for unity: … Continue reading A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra
Author’s background: The story was contrived by Pamela Naaki T. The second part; coffee and mistakes, was written by a friend but she resumed with this, which is the last of ‘the coffee series.’ She really is a brilliant writer. She knows how to wrap words with emotions in her pieces. Most of her short … Continue reading Story Review: Coffee And Resolutions
STORY REVIEW: THOSE VERY WORDS Author’s background: NaijaStories is a platform for writers to express themselves. The author is a member, with the avatar ‘Sarah Ukot.’ Story Excerpts: Now, this morning, you are taking a walk , alternating between muttering and loudly cursing your wife. You hate her for doing what she did and … Continue reading Story Review: Those Very Words
AMERICANAH KO, BRITICO NI (A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s book “Americanah”) I just finished reading Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah”, intrigued and spell bound are the least I can describe the experience. Ifemelu, the main character is almost a representation of Chimamanda’s person. Tough and unapologetic about it with the strong need to be heard. A tougher … Continue reading Americanah Ko, Britico Ni
Kalimba Publishing Limited is a new Nigerian publishing company dedicated to developing and distributing African written contemporary stories through eBooks, paperbacks, audio books and other channels. For now, Kalimba Publishing ltd has just one imprint which is “Kalimba Books”. Kalimba Books is a traditional publishing imprint which publishes two-five books each year. It must be … Continue reading New Book Publishers, Kalimba Publisher ltd