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A brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet

₦3,250.00 Ex Tax: ₦3,250.00

The Internet is the most remarkable thing human beings have built since the Pyramids. John Naughton's book intersperses wonderful personal stories with an authoritative account of where the Net actually came from, who invented it and why, and where it might be taking us. Most of us have no idea of how the Internet works or who created it. Even fewer have any idea of what it means for society and t..

A comprehensive History of the Yoruba People Up to 1800

₦2,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦2,000.00

A comprehensive History of the Yoruba People Up to 1800 is the second aspect of the unfinished works of Professor Adebowale Atande, a renowned professor of Yoruba history and former acting head of the department of history, University of Ibadan. The first was edited and published in 2006 as a monograph entitled "Political systems of the Nigerian peoples up to 1900"...

A Dictionary of Yoruba Monosyllabic Verbs

₦10,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦10,000.00

The ingenious assemblage of A Dictionary of Yoruba Monosyllabic Verbs is chief among Chief Isaac Oluwole Delano's contributions to the lexicography of the language. The laborious effort of documenting and entering the unique lexical items into a single voluminous text for the Institute of African Studies of the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife is a historical unde..

A Fatherless People

₦14,500.00 Ex Tax: ₦14,500.00

Nigeria is a country of which much is heard and about little is understood. The product of an ambitious amalgamation, in 1914, of three hundred & seventy one ethnic groups in the area of River Niger, with as many languages to form the most populous state in British-Africa (estimated at 170 million people). The book seeks to make sense of the events in this country of many paradoxes: a land of ..

A Gift Of Sequins

₦3,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦3,000.00


A Swamp Full of Dollars

₦3,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦3,000.00

A swamp full of dollars - Pipelines and Paramilitaries in Nigeria's Oil Frontier.   A compelling and well written account. In this long awaited book, Peel has told the history of Nigeria and oil in a way that makes this important subject accessible to all. In doing so, he has done a service to everyone who is interested in development and in Africa. ..

Afrobeat: Fela And The Imagined Continent

₦5,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦5,000.00

In the seventies, as signs of decay began to show in the capitalist experiment of the newly independent African countries, a "bard of the misrule" emerged on the streets of Lagos. Often shirtless and armed with his trademark saxophone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti tore his way into popular culture with Afrobeat music. Blending ethno-traditional forms with the reigning highlife and jazz rhythms, Afrobeat dr..

Against the Run of Play

₦5,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦5,000.00

Olusegun Adeniyi's Against the Run of Play at once captured the bleak essence of Nigerian politics - or Politiricks - as he put it elsewhere - and paints a vivid picture of the challenges of governance and how these have combined to arrest the country's growth and development - a quintessential treasure trove for those seeking to make sense of our tortuous journey of national "self-discovery". ..

Arts of Being Yoruba

₦4,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦4,000.00

There is a culturally significant way of being Yoruba that is expressed through dress, greetings, and celebrations no matter where in the world they take place. Adeleke Adeeko documents Yoruba patterns of behavior and articulates a philosophy of how to he Yoruba in this innovative study. As he focuses on historical writings, 1111 divination practices, the use of proverbs in contemporary speech, ph..

Awo On The Nigerian Civil War

₦4,500.00 Ex Tax: ₦4,500.00

"This book lays bare the thinking and utterances of Chief Obafemi Awolowo about the Biafran war, including the period immediately before. It provides a further conceptual insight into the orderly consistency of his unruffled mind in times of communal disorder or full scale war as in those of established peace". M.C.K Ajuluchukwu ..

Beating all odds: Diaries and Essays on how Bola Tinubu became President

₦8,500.00 Ex Tax: ₦8,500.00

Sam Omatseye, a seasoned journalist, writer, novelist and poet, has offered in this book of diaries and essays a new way of writing about elections in Nigeria. During the maelstrom of the 2022/2023 election campaign season, he took it upon himself to do a  week dairy in which he unspooled, for his own personalrecords, the tempo, intrigues, manoeuvres and coalitions as they unearthed, took new..

Because I Am Involved

₦2,000.00 Ex Tax: ₦2,000.00

Perhaps, he has generated more controversy than any other Nigerian and has become somewhat of an enigma. He has been often mis-quoted and most often mis-interpreted. Yet, he holds on strongly to his vision of Nigeria and belief in a peaceful and united country: a vision which both his critics and admires hold in great awe. In this book, Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu writes, more endearingly, about his dre..

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