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A short review of Farad by Ada Agada on the Facebook page of the Association of Nigerian Authors (Benue State Chapter)EMMANUEL IDUMA, A PRODIGY?Farad is a novel or rather a collection of episodic stories weaved into an organ by a common encompassing environment, the stiff university environment of OAU Ife. The novel is a surrealist experiment with characters floating about in their “intangibility”, active only in their conscious processes. The flow of their thoughts is bedevilled by irrationality, meaninglessness, and hopelessness. We can read Farad as a novel...

Looking back over 2012, this year has been one of the worst in Nigeria’s history, since the Biafra war, in terms of violence against civilians and noncombatants. The news is full of bombings, shootings, kidnappings, air and road accidents, billions and trillions of naira gone missing. However, this week, I’d like to highlight a few of this year’s positive stories that have been buried under the mountain of bad news. Development is often vulnerable to insecurity, but it is only when we know it is happening that we...

1. Richard Ali: City of Memories "Mr. Ali turns his hands to fiction with a muscular story that wrestles with the Nigerian question through the agency of a love affair across fault lines." Chuma Nwokolo Jnr. Publisher, African Writing Journal; Author, The Ghost of Sani Abacha. Amazon.com HERE Amazon.co.uk HERE Kindle HERE 2. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim: The Whispering Trees  “Fire and smoke, snapshots of life and brushstrokes of afterlife, the mystical running alongside the domestic commonplaces, these are the energetic strains of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut story collection.” A. Igoni Barret, author of From Caves of...

Would you like to find out which Nigerian books to read? A.M. Bakalar, author of Madame Mephisto, writes about her passion for Nigerian literature and recommends her top ten favourite Nigerian books in a short feature article ‘My Top Ten Nigerian Novels’ on Litro Magazine.‘I’ve always been a huge fan of Nigerian literature. A few years back I even went on a course to learn Igbo. I started seriously reading Nigerian literature during my PhD studies on Nigerian and Zimbabwean contemporary fiction—a course, incidentally, which I never finished, because I wrote my...

Emmanuel Iduma's Farad was featured on Stork Press weekend reading list.This weekend we're finishing a book by a Nigerian author Iduma's Farad. One of our dear friends @Jude Dibia brought us a few hot books just published in Nigeria and this is one of them. Quite interesting read of different characters and their lives in contemporary Nigeria. Half way through. ...

http://blueprintng.com/2012/12/parresia-to-release-three-new-books/Book lovers will be thrilled this festive season as Parrésia Publishers Ltd, releases three books from different authors to coincide with the yuletide period of Christmas.The company’s Dry Season Book Release Window will see the release of new books by Helon Habila, Victor Ehikhamenor and Tanimu Sule Lagi.Habila’s third novel, Oil on Water, and Victor Ehikhamenor’s debut collection of essays, Excuse Me! will be released under the Parrésia imprint while a crime fiction, The BOFAK Illusion by Tanimu Sule Lagi, will debut under the Origami imprint.The covers of the books were officially...

From The Guardian Newspaper. Wednesday 5th December 2012. http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106638%3Aexcitement-as-parresia-publishes-habilas-oil-on-water-in-nigeria&catid=74%3Aarts&Itemid=683 OIL on Water is the title of Helon Habila’s newest book just released in Nigeria by Parrésia Publishers Ltd. Habila came to literary limelight when, in 2001, his collection of short stories Love Poems won the Caine Prize and he was invited by the British Council to become the first African Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia. His first novel, Waiting for an Angel, won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel (Africa Section) in 2003. In 2007 his...

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