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Uncategorized / 11.12.2018

Samia by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo I died trying, but there was nobody there to applaud me. I am glad, though, that on that final stretch of my journey, I had company, fellow travelers - five men and a woman - who together with me, formed the statistic that was splashed on the evening news. The real shame would have been dying alone, being in that dark hole, not quite four feet in depth, all by myself and not having anyone to share the moment. Our march to the crossover point...

Reviews / 29.11.2018

According to Victor Hugo a French poet, ‘’There is nothing like a dream to create a future’’. This inspiring quote clearly depicts the plot in Emeka Onwusorom’s compelling read, Smile My Beloved Country. In this book, the author tries to foresee a better future for Nigeria especially as it concerns her democratic process. Indeed, this book arouses the imagination of the reader and fills it with the portrait of a Country, mainly composed of conscience-driven individuals that are willing to put their selfish interests aside to contribute their quota...

Reviews / 29.11.2018

We Won’t Fade Into Darkness is collection of speculative short stories, mostly on a poisonous gas, Nigerium (a name I particularly love), and the struggles to survive in a world without balance. Nigerium may stand as our choices, as our political leaders, as anything that makes us barely alive, that makes us strive too hard to survive. As I read the first story, Pretty Bird, what I thought was ‘Tj, I adore your imagination’ I loved The Killing Mountain. I don’t know how TJ imagined all of that, but it...

Reviews / 29.11.2018

Nigeria as currently constituted, is a narrative filled with a lot of negativity so much so that the positivity gets drowned in the cacophonous woes besetting the better side of waking consciousness. For the idealist, this narrative is nihilistic and contrary to everything he or she aspires. And so from political shenanigans, terrorism, kidnappings, ritual murders, armed robbery, an unpatriotic zeal and spirit to undo and rip the country to shreds, corruption, woeful infrastructure system and poorly funded education; just about everything that signals the hallmark of a failed...

Uncategorized / 23.11.2018

Written By: Ozolua Uhakheme for The Nation Newspaper In response to increasing demands from the public, Prof Adebayo Williams’ book The Remains of the Last Emperor, which was first published 24 years ago, has been reprinted. The 336-page book published by Parresia Publishers Limited, is available at affordable price at the following outlets; Cassava Bookstore, Lagos, Booksellers, Ibadan, Unilag Bookshop, Patabah at Shoprite on Adeniran Ogunsanya Drive, Surulere, Lagos, Ake Festival, 3C Oba Dosumu Street, Off Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, PageBook, mummy B Road, Off Stadium Road, Port Harcourt...

Uncategorized / 21.11.2018

Title: In the Name of Our Father Author: Olukorede S Yishau Publisher: Parrésia Publishers Ltd Number of pages: 228 Year of publication: 2018 Category: Fiction In the Name of Our Father, Olurokede S Yishau’s debut novel, illuminates the multidimensional issue of religious and political cynicism in Nigerian society, using the story-within-a-story technique. The first strand follows the travails of the protagonist, Prophet Jeremiah – formerly known as Alani – who sacrifices his spiritual and religious beliefs on the altar of materialism. The second strand centres on the brutalisation of the society during the...

Uncategorized / 21.11.2018

Title: Hang No Clothes Here  Author: Bolaji Olatunde Publisher: Parrésia Publishers Ltd Number of pages: 505 Year of publication: 2017 Category: Fiction ‘Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing’. – Macbeth, Act V, Scene V Hang No Clothes Here centres on the life and experiences of an assistant superintendent in the Nigeria Police Force, John Braimoh, and how he ends up. His quest to return to...

Uncategorized / 21.11.2018

Title: Viral Load Author: Kayode Oguntebi Publisher: Parrésia Publishers Ltd Number of pages: 369 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Fiction Viral Load is a thoughtful story of redemption and the limitless capacity of humanity for good. Although it examines various issues, every subplot features the triumph of good over evil. The story shows that flawed, though, humanity is, redemption can be absolute and altruism is good in itself. It is the story of many young Africans and one with a good ending. When a reckless past causes the protagonist, Tunde Lewu, to be infected with HIV,...

Uncategorized / 08.11.2018

By Japhet Alakam NIGERIA is blessed with all the human and natural resources that if well managed will be among the best in the world. But, one unfortunate thing is that instead of utilising the resources, she is rated as a poverty capital. The major reason being the failure of leadership as Late Chinua Achebe wrote in his book, The trouble with Nigeria. The leaders have failed to manage the abundant human and natural endowments and the masses are paying dearly for it. The big question on the lips...

Reviews / 29.10.2018

Author: Emeka Onwusorom Publisher: Parresia, Lagos Year: 2018 Pagination: 215 Reviewer: Henry Akubuiro The ending of Emeka Onwusorom’s Smile, My Beloved Country, betokens the ideal Nigerian and political messiah we merely fantasise about –better still, a grand persona in a compelling guerilla soap. A Daniel has come to justice here, and the Augean stables have got a makeover. The rest is hunky-dory. The name of the protagonist –Ayo Musa Okeke –in the novel lends itself to a normative discourse. This is an enigmatic archetype. Ayo is Yoruba, Musa is Islamic and a common name...

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