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“People Learn To Live With Loss.” Jowhor Ile Speaks On His Book ‘And After Many Days’, On Writing And On Life

I first heard of Jowhor Ile when Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie mentioned his name in an interview and said we should look out for his debut novel. I mean, an endorsement from Adichie is not something to be taken lightly. So I immediately went on the hunt for the novel. It ...

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‘My Books Of The Year.’ – Franklyne Ikediasor

2016 has been a great year for Nigerian literature and by extension African literature, and I am both personally excited for all that happened and looking forward to an even bigger 2017. As is customary with me at the end of each year, I will be sharing the best books ...

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BOOK REVIEW: After They Left

In this debut novel, Edify Yakusak establishes herself as a word artist, painting her story with a wide brush of vivid descriptions. The city of Jos comes alive on the pages of this book as she takes us through a tale of sorrow, pain, anguish and despair. She chronicles the ...

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‘What Should Matter Most To A writer Is Staying Power.’ ‘Easy Motion Tourist’ Writer, Leye Adenle Says In New Interview

Book reviewer, Franklyne Ikediasor recently got together with Easy Motion Tourist writer, Leye Adenle, and they got to talking about his novel and all things literary. Check on it. Franklyne Ikediasor: First of all congratulations on winning the French award Leye Adenle: Thanks 🙂 FI: Would you say that prizes ...

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BOOK REVIEW: A Conspiracy Of Ravens

Crime fiction – or conspiracy stories, if you like – is not a genre Nigerians write a lot; this year, I think I have just come across just one of such books (Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle). So I was very excited to read A Conspiracy Of Ravens by ...

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“I’m Open To Telling All Sorts Of Gay Stories.” – Chinelo Okparanta

I first heard about Ms. Okparanta’s novel earlier this year and the title Under the Udala Trees struck me, mostly because the udala fruit is one of my favorite seasonal fruits and my hometown also derived its name from the same tree. So it holds some sort of sentimental value ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Under the Udala Trees

Under the Udala Trees is a coming-of-age story like no other, one that shocks us, scares us, tugs at our heart strings and lifts the veil on a lot of the issues we pretend to forget. In this brilliant novel, Chinelo Okparanta manages to take on the horror of the ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Blackass

In Blackass, Igoni Barret does for Lagos what Chimamanda Adichie did for Nsukka in Purple Hibiscus; he lets us experience the city of Lagos and takes us right into the novel in typical Igoni style. Blackass introduces us to Furo Wariboko who woke up one morning and discovered he was ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Love Is Power Or Something Like That

I was introduced to Igoni Barret when I read BlackAss, which I thought was a very good read. So I wasn’t hesitant when it came to reading his collection of short stories, Love Is Power Or Something Like That; I was already familiar with his writing style and his technique ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Sarah House

Sarah House by Ifeanyi Ajegbo has sat on my bookshelf for two years. I’d purchased it at the Garden City Literary Festival in Port Harcourt in 2014 majorly because it was cheap, and also because it was set in Port Harcourt; and all things about my city fascinate me. I ...

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