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Merchants In The Temple: Book That Ruffled The Vatican

Merchants in the Temple by Nuzzi

      Below is a brief on Merchants in the Temple, one of the books that have caused the Vatican to order the trial of five people, including the author, as provided by the publisher, Macmillan. Book Title: Merchants in the Temple Inside Pope Francis’s Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican Author: Gianluigi Nuzzi Henry Holt and Co. ...

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Wole Soyinka: “InterInventions”, My New Book Will Draw Blood

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The book, he said, would be his “vengeance” against “unprovoked assault of public lies” directed against him. The popular playwright and essayist spoke at the formal inauguration of The Wole Soyinka Foundation, a retreat haven for writers. He described InterInventions as “the nastiest book” he has ever written. The 130 – page work – InterInventions, Between Defective Memory and Public ...

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I want To ‘Draw Blood’ With My Latest Book – Soyinka

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has disclosed that he intends to “draw blood” with his latest literary work, ‘Interventions’. Soyinka further stated that the book is his own tool of “vengeance” against “unprovoked assault of public lies,” many of which were directed against him. The playwright disclosed this in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, in his remark ...

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Lessons That Mirror The Society

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Title: The Funeral Did Not End Author:  Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Reviewer: Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema Publishers:  Dada Books,  Lagos,  Nigeria No of pages:   299 On my way home from work that rain-moistened afternoon I popped into Debonair Bookstores, Yaba. It was pay day and I was flushed with cash. I scanned the shelves and my eyes fell on Ifedigbo’s latest ...

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HID Awolowo As Finale Of Nigeria’s Greatest Political Couple

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Title: Two of a Kind: Pictorial Sequence, Quotable Quotes and Landmark Achievements of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his Wife Author: Yomi Mamora Reviewer:  Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Publisher:  No of pages:  244 The death of the inimitable Mrs. Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo two months to the celebration of her centenary birthday has elicited a range of emotions across the length ...

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Basic Virtues Of A Good Leader: A Review

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Title:  Remarks to Leadership and Good Governance in Africa Author:  Obute Nathan Agada Reviewer:  Yemi Adebisi Publisher:  T & D Press Limited Port Harcourt No of pages:  272 One of the major challenges of most African countries is the subject of leadership. For real, lots of valuable resources have been wasted or confiscated by careless, selfish and corrupt leaders in ...

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Adeboye: A Lesson In Perseverance

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Title: Who Is Enoch Adeboye? Author: Grace M. Edema Reviewer: Ejikeme Omenazu Publisher: Pasuo Investments Ltd No Of Pages: 51 The book, Who Is Enoch Adeboye? is authored by Grace Modupeoluwa Edema, a journalist with the Independent Newspapers Limited and an inspirational speaker. The book, a biography of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church ...

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What The World Does Not Know About Niger Delta

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Title: For God and Country Author: Chief A.K Horsfall Reviewer: Bukar Usman Publisher: LSB Publishing No of Pages: 672 The book For God and Country (Volume 1) by Chief A. K. Horsfall is a collection of his speeches, lectures and thoughts. The book divided into five parts was published to mark his 70th birthday. It is a personal history as ...

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She Was Raped To Death

Title:  The Web Author: Idoko Iddahson Reviewer:  Aruwa Veronica Publisher:  Flap Publication No of Pages:  154 A tangible yet surreal account of unwitting victims of cultural mores – a veritable tool in the hands of the mischievous and petty – manipulated on a whim with the characters of Ojonya and Onyela, her mother and sole soul companion as cynosure. These ...

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Practical Guide To Good Health –A Review

Title:  The Green Pathway to Health and Recovery (Home Grown Option For Third World Countries) Author:  Frances Ngozi Chukwukere Reviewer: Dr. Nick Irabor Publishers:  Alphabet Nigeria Publishers No of pages: 330 It is an established axiom that the most effective approach to good health is by preventive rather than curative measures. Differently put, the advocacy for good health lays emphasis ...

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Pains From Bullet Wounds After The War

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Title: The Forest Dames Author:  Ada Okere Agbasimo Reviewer:  Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Publisher:  Third World Series No of pages:  205 The suffering that war elicits has engaged the minds of novelists all over the world. The female aspect of war somehow depicts in its starkness the cruelty that bloody fighting engenders.  AdaOkere Agbasimalo in The Forest Dames brings to bear ...

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Nothing Thrills Me Than Traditional, Oral Literatures – King

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By Yemi Adebisi Author of Running Water, the 72-year-old Canadian writer, Thomas King is a great influence to a number of young writers across the globe partly because of his style of writing and choice of language. King authored 15 novels and short story collections, including A Coyote Columbus Story (1992) and Green Grass, Running Water (1993), which were both ...

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US Management Guru Launches TPS Life Cycle Scan in Nigeria

Harvard Business School endorsed bestselling author, Dr. Hubert Rampersad from the United States of America will visit Nigeria for the first time from July 25 to August 28, to launch his integrated performance excellence assessment system. Rampersad is a MIT Sloan guest professor from the States and President of Authentic Governance Institute and Chairman of the Technological University of the ...

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Baron Of Broad Street For Launch On Aug 2

The critically acclaimed author of the best selling Nine Lives and winner of Ana-Jaccaranda Prize for prose, El Nukoya, has penned a new book titled Baron of Broad Street set to launch on August 2, 2015. The book chronicles the polarised worlds of the Lagos impoverished and the affluent, living side-by-side, yet a world apart. It captures the limited prospect ...

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Organised Body Of Historical Knowledge: A Review

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Title:  Nigeria of My Dream Author: Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun Reviewer:  Habib Aruna Publisher:  Sodel Associates No of pages:  347 Followers of the politics of Olorunfunmi Basorun were not surprised that he decided to come out with another book at this critical juncture of his life and that of the nation. However, unlike the last one, which he entitled Life on ...

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Onwu, Awofeso And Binos For Ebedi Writers Residency

By Yemi Adebisi –  Lagos   Veteran writer, Charry Ada Onwu-Otuyelu with visual artist Kehinde Awofeso and emerging novelist Lynda Rubi Binos have arrived at the Ebedi International Writers Residency in Iseyin, Oyo State for their six weeks residency from June 30 2015 to August 11 2015. The trio will be the fourth set of writers that will be attending ...

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Clue To Grammatical Blunders- A Review

Title:  Guide To Commonly Misused Words And Expressions Author: Celestine Amoke Reviewer: Chibuike Chukwu   This book, Guide To Commonly Misused Words And Expressions, highlights some of the commonly confused and misused words and expressions in English Language. It consequently guides readers on the right ways to use some of these words and expressions. The essence of the book is ...

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Always At Home With Science, Crime Fiction – Lansdale

Science Fiction, to the author of Edge of the Dark Water, Joe Richard Lansdale, an American writer and marital-arts expert is a rare ‘weapon’ for psychological creativity. His words: “I’ve read too much Science Fiction to feel comfortable about trying to change the past. There are a few moments in my own history I’d like to change,” he said, adding ...

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Living With Life Threatening Challenges

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Title:  When There Is Life Author:  Safiya Ismaila Yero Reviewer:  Salamatu Sule Publisher:  Almaz When There Is Life, is a novel that uniquely captures the life of a northern Nigeria woman, Meena. The novel is an antiretroviral prescription for people who are caught up with severe emotional and psychological trauma as faced by the protagonist. First she is faced with ...

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I’m A Captive Of Feminist Literature – Baingana

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Author of the Tropical Fish, Doreen Baingana, is a Ugandan writer, primarily known for her fiction writing and poems. Although Baingana has been a celebrity in the literary world, her story, Tropical Fish, won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first book, Africa and an Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) short fiction award. She has always been reported ...

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Nigerian Literature: A Coat Of Many Colours

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Title: Nigerian Literature: A Coat of Many Colours Editor:  Koko Kalango Reviewer:  Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema Publishers:  Rainbow Book Club No of pages:  109 I begin this article with a profound sense of ownership and not a little pride. Koko Kalango got the inspiration for the book’s title from a piece I wrote back in 2010 looking at the road Nigerian ...

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When The Fringe Becomes The Core  

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Title: Say You’re One Of Them Author:  Uwem Akpan Reviewer:  Lindsay Barrett Publisher: Bookcraft Publishers, Ibadan This is one of the most exciting and unusual literary debuts ever published anywhere, not only in Africa, but it is also a powerful testament to the extraordinary re-awakening of Africa’s cultural conscience in the twenty-first century.  As anthologies of stories go it is surprisingly frugal in its ...

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Abubakar Gimba: And The Literary Excursion In Niger

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Abubakar Gimba’s death was an expected surprise to everyone aware of his deteriorating health conditionduring his last days. True, we do not wish death upon our loved ones but by divine ordination, death is the prerequisite for the hope of afterlife. Therefore, as human beings, we must at all times expect and anticipate death’s call. Our perpetual existence on earth ...

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The Metaphors Of Life

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Author: Halima Aliyu Book Title: Fire on the Tip of Ice Publisher: Kraft Books Ltd, Ibadan Year: 2015 Reviewer: Paul T. Liam Short stories present to us the pieces of our lives in one single breathe; they illuminate our understanding of ourselves and illustrate the intricacies of existence and survival. They re-enacts before our very eyes on the pages of ...

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The Advancement Of Feministic Agenda In Bongel

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Title: Bongel Author:      Maryam Bobi Reviewer:   Paul T. Liam Publisher:  Parresia Publishers Ltd Bongel is a bold statement by the young author, Maryam Bobi to a society that equates the value of a girl-child to the value of a cow, a mere item of misogynist aggrandisement. An object to be owned by men, especially financially buoyant men ...

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