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..
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 ..
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 ..
Paulina Moregbe aka Iye Baby rules the nightlife of Nembe town from her beer parlour with her magic touch and society connections. In spite of the constant dramas from fighting wives and jealous friends, she has succeeded in creating a good life for herself as a socialite and the President of the Imose Sisters Association of Accomplished and Distinguished Ladies. Her life is however thrown into co..
Furo Wariboko - born and bred in Lagos - wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new found condition, Furo is amazed to find the dead ends of his life wondrously open out before him. As a white man in Nigeria, the world is seemingly his oyster - except for one thing: despite his radical tra..
"With brave unflinching candor expressed through spare, unadorned prose, Elnathan John considers the rise of Islamic extremism in Nigeria as experienced by one young man. Anyone seeking to peer beyond the media's portrayals of Boko Haram must read this book, not because it offers a hopeful account but because it offers a human one. " (Taiye Selasie, Author, Ghana Must Go). "Elnathan John's b..
Tayo Dabi , rising star at the only detective agency in Sonowea State, Nigeria, loves her job and believes she is good at it. Her confidence is, however, rocked when investigates the murder of a successful and wealthy contractor. Her encounters with the beautiful grieving widow and the handsome brother of the murder victim leave her intrigued. Distractions by several other cases that showcase the ..
Guy Collins, a British hack, is hunting for an election story in Lagos. A decision to check out a local bar in Victoria Island turns out badly - a mutilated female body is discarded close by and Collins is picked up as a suspect. In the murk of a hot, groaning and bloody police station cell, Collins fears the worst. But then Amaka, a sassy guardian angel of Lagos working girls, talks the police st..
It is 1971, and Nigeria is under military rule, though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven year old girl tired of waiting for school to start. Will her Mother who has become deeply religious since the death of Enitan's brother, allow her friendship with the new girl next door Sheri Bakare? This novel charts the fate of these two Nigerian girls, o..