A Broken People’s Playlist is a
collection of short stories with underlying themes so beautifully woven
that each story flows into the other seamlessly. From its poignant
beginning in “Lost Stars” a story about love and it’s fleeting,
transient nature to the gritty, raw musical prose encapsulated in “In
The City”, a tale of survival set in the alleyways of the waterside. A
In the Niger Delta creeks of Southern Nigeria, nine expatriates are being held hostage by militants fighting for control over the resources for their land. At the same time, a series of seemingly unconnected events rock the country. Alex Randa, a celebrated agent of the Department of State Services, with a compelling record of successes is tasked by the president to secure the release of the hosta..
In A Cowrie ofHope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value. ..
A Gecko's Farewell is a novel about three Africans from different parts of the continent who meet in the spirit (online) and plan to found a school of stories. Etiaba, a village schoolteacher, loses his job and moves to the capital city and its world of prayer contractors and hope merchants. Mzilikazi's is the story of the homeless spectre, the boy soldier, the fugitive, the exile - A black South ..
Chief the Honourable M. A. Nanga, MP, jacked in his job as a teacher to become a politician. As Minister for Culture he is 'a man of the people', as cynical as he is charming, a roguish opportunist who can talk his way out of anything. At first, the contrast between Nanga and Odili, a former pupil who is visiting the Ministry, appears huge. But in an 'eat-and-let-eat' atmosphere Odili's idealism s..
'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. ..
Linda knows she's lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less. And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, which reawakens a side of her that she —respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist —thought had disappe..
When Alaafin Abiodun Adegolu died, the Oyo Empire was in a slow decline. The provincial chiefs who helped him defeat the tyrannical Bashorun Gaa had grown in power and the Oyo chiefs were more politicians than warriors. So, when the Oyo Mesi selected a provincial prince, Aole Arogangan to ascend the throne of his fathers, they believed they had an Alaafin they could control. But Aole had different..
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigerian 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 of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her but post 9/11 Americ..
Following a horrific tragedy, Tambaya leaves Kano for Accra to live with her brother Aminu. Sadly, her dream of a new beginning is dashed when she can no longer endure the indignity she suffers in the hands of her brother's new wife. Tambaya returns to northern Nigeria and soon find work as a matron in an orphanage, under the watchful eyes of the ruthless Miss Scholastica. Just when she begins to ..