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Butterfly Aloft. . .Logo of Quality Books.Hello Everyone, We have received complaints of emails to our addresses bouncing back. We are sorry about this as we had hoped for a smooth transition. We are in the process of migrating our website from the ".com.ng" to ".com" and we hope to complete this soonest. Meantime, all emails should be sent to parresiapublishers@gmail.com Parresia. . .your words, in trust!! Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi Managing Editor...

The Faces of New Nigerian Writing.Parresia Authors. [L-R] Emmanuel Iduma, author of Farad; Richard Ali, who is also the Chief Operating Officer, and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, author of The Whispering Trees. Location: ALS Bookjam @ Silverbird. Silverbird Lifestyle Store, Abuja. Date: 27th July, 2012....

Richard Ali, Emmanuel Iduma reading at the event.BookJam@Silverbird 27th July 2012.   Richard Ali and Emmanuel Iduma will give readings from their debut novels for the first time at the famous Abuja BookJam while Kudo will read from his new inspirational book and open themselves to comments and questions from book lovers in the capital. ‘City of Memories’ by Richard Ali and ‘Farad’ by Emmanuel Iduma will be featured alongside Eresia’s work ‘How to be an A Student’ at the BookJam. The trio are well versed and accomplished in the literary and...

Venue: Debonairs Bookstore, Sabo, Yaba Date: Sat,28th of July,2012 Time: 2-5pm The 14th Edition of Book N Gauge, Lagos City's lifestyle book event will be featuring Parresia's Emmanuel Iduma, author of the novel, Farad, just out. Also featured will be Myne Whitman, author of romance novels, Heart to Mend and Love Rekindled. Music performances by the rock artiste, Christine. Babatunde, a Folk and Soul musician will also be performing. Make it a date!!!...

 Parresia author, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, interviews British-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna. Abubakar is the author of "The Whispering Trees" [2012].   British-Sierra Leonean writer, Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love and The Devil that Danced on the Water was in Lagos recently where Sunday Trust sat with her and she talked about her Commonwealth Writers Prize win, why she chose to write about the war in her country and why she left the BBC to be a full time writer.You have been writing fiction and non-fiction for some...

First published on www.7venhillsmedia.wordpress.com Immediately I finished reading Emmanuel Iduma’s novel “Farad, I felt the need to tell others about it. Not as a professional reviewer, which I am not, but as a reader pleased with a book bought with hard-earned Naira. I write with a thought gnawing at the back of my mind that Farad should be left for the reader to discover; as such, I will try not to give too much away. You know how you at times stand on a balcony, watching strangers go by; wondering...

First published in Sunday Sun Newspaper, 8th July 2012.Like someone rightly said, nothing succeeds like an event whose time has come. Imagine writing this book a decade before or after now? The former would qualify as a prophetic experiment and would have created much tension while the latter would qualify as a historical pedestal. This is why I believe that City of Memories is the first part of a sequel of novels. Without mincing words, one must begin this review by appreciating the author’s sincere and serious effort...

  Richard Ali’s “City of Memories”: A Review By Mazi Chiagozie Nwonwu First published in www.7venhillsmedia.wordpress.com With City of Memories, Richard Ali attempts to give traction to the largely inexplicable ethnic and religious violence in the North of Nigeria. He traces histories and traditions, and succeeds largely in showing the existing mistrust. However, if one would attempt to seek solutions from the novel, one would find little of practicable value, at least not one that does not already exist on the streets of Nigeria. In City of Memories, like in contemporary Northern Nigeria,...

By Richard Ali First published on www.gclf.blogspot.com How did you write your book? In the weeks since my debut novel, City of Memories, was published by Black Palms I’ve been asked this by several younger and unpublished friends. Usually, this has nothing to do with the book itself which most questioners had not read at the time of asking; it has more to do with the imaginable effort and discipline, the regimen and private process that brought the book to their bookstores. For me, the story of writing this novel began in 2005...

Courage is a Novel: A review of Richard Ali’s City of Memories by Emmanuel Iduma First published in Sunday Trust Newspaper, Nigeria. Sunday, 27 May 2012 05:00 Do not forgive me, I am nuanced. For to write a short review of a friend/publisher/editor/colleague’s book is to traffic in subjective subtleties; the kind that, incidentally, populates City of Memories, Richard Ali’s new novel and first book. I am thinking of courage. “Some books are acts of courage,” writes the Washington Post in response to Moshin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. If in the final analysis, we...

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