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Book: My Mind Is No Longer Here Author: Ifedigbo Nze Sylva Number of Pages: 312 Publisher: Paressia Publishers Reviewer: Ayo Ladipo “Have you not heard the saying that the happiest place to be in this country is at the departure lounge of the International Airport?” The above statement, made by Osahon in the book shows how desperate the average Nigerian youth is to leave the country. The book is centred on the lives of five young men;  Chidi, Haruna, Donatus, Osahon and Yinka who is the herd of the pack. Chidi, an undergraduate meets an old classmate...

- I first wrote "54 Silhouettes" in January-March of 2011. At the time I was a final year student studying theatre arts at the University of Abuja. *Side note: The play was first titled "53 Silhouettes". If you haven't guessed by now, the number 54 is a reference to the number of countries in Africa. However, at the time I was writing it South Sudan hadn't completed its transition into an independent nation. - In June of 2011, an abridged radio drama version of the play (just titled "Silhouettes") won...

TJ Benson is a chronicler of speculative universes, and yet, his writing pulsates with the urgency of a present moment. His promise as a writer is immense. His stories are written in prose rinsed in empathy, and with an ambition that makes me shudder in expectation for his future work. — Emmanuel Iduma, author of Farad and A Stranger's Pose, and editor of Saraba Magazine. An abusive father is forced out of safety to find his runaway son in a world where males are going extinct and female monarchs have...

I am that story he wanted to publish. Each Sentence simmered in bowls of wrath. The letters were fiery, their message scalding. I was eager to be read, thirsty for attention. But as with every fateful story. I was rejected and put away because of my honesty, because I spoke the truth It does not matter how much exploration I do, books are still part of my core. Have you been following my Parresia book reviews? I have reviewed Hang No Clothes Here by Bolaji Olatunde and From the Crevices of Corps...

Bernardine Evaristo is moved by the drama of a young Nigerian woman's life [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Chika Unigwe: superb portrayals of complex female characters. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian[/caption] It is the 1970s and a young, university-educated woman called Ezi tries for years to conceive a child with her husband. In her traditional Nigerian Igbo culture, it is the wife's duty to produce children, most importantly a son. When she fails, Ezi's mother-in-law turns against her. Her husband still loves her but is desperate for a male heir....

 Author Q&A Session 1. Please introduce yourself and tell us what it is that you do? My name’s Esther Abisola Biya. I’m widely known by Bisola. I’m the second and last child of two children. I work as a consultant and I currently live in Lagos. I took up writing in 2016 and published my debut book in 2018. I would say I’m a versatile personality, ambitious, fun loving, always up for interesting experiences, a bit mysterious and full of surprises. 2. What inspired you to pen this book? And...

Interview | How I Left Farafina To Start Parresia Pubishers – Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi In the beginning, we brought you the #SyncityNGLiteraryLordsandLadies a twitterview dedicated to showcasing the finest literary creatives in our community. Previous guests on the show include Efe Paul Azino, Hadiza El-Rufai, Pa Ikhide, Yejide Kilanko, Romeo Oriogun and others. Now, we introduce to you the #SyncityNGPublisherseries where we will be bringing you interviews with the finest publishers in our society. Our first guest on the #SyncityNGPublisherseries is the CEO of Parresia, a publishing company established to publish and promote books of first time Nigerian and African authors. Before...

"There is the saying "An honest adversary is always better than a friend who lies." Paying more attention to people's actions rather than what they say would show you the truth. Do not allow anyone to deceive you more than once. The first time is understandable. The second time, not so much. Believing in the "an eye for an eye" ideology would not be to your own advantage so it is not worth it. When you entertain hate, you dig two graves—one for yourself and the other for your object...

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