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A Betrayed Kind Of Love

6,500.00

As teenagers, Alero and Bonju fall in love hard and fast, forming a bond that defies all the obstacles in their way. But things come crashing down and their relationship implodes, leaving Alero with a broken heart and a reputation in shreds. Twenty years later, still horribly betrayed, she is unable to be in the same space with him at their high school reunion. But when opportunity presents itself, she is blinded by the desire to strike back, to hurt and humiliate him just as badly as he did to her so many years before.

But they soon discover that there is a thin line between revenge…and falling in love again.

A Bit Of Difference

6,000.00

At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father’s five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward. In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities.

Deola’s journey is as much about evading others’ expectations to get to the heart of her frustration as it is about exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life. Deola’s urgent, incisive voice captivates and guides us through the intricate layers and vivid scenes of a life lived across continents. With Sefi Atta’s characteristic boldness and vision, A Bit of Difference limns the complexities of our contemporary world. This is a novel not to be missed.

A Broken Kind of Love

6,000.00

“Love rules without rules.”

After a ten-year long engagement, the love between childhood sweethearts, Ogugua and Jachike, comes to an abrupt end, with Jachike marrying someone else. Years later, a text message leaves Ogugua battling a whirlwind of emotions after many years spent loathing him. And when tragedy throws them back in each other’s company, they have to decide whether to work their way back to their love…or walk away from each other for good.

After the loss of his older brother, Olumese finds himself captivated by Ogugua, and is determined to win her heart, irrespective of a daunting ten-year age difference.

Initially caught between these two men – her first love who is still married to another woman, and the way-too-young man whose love for her is like nothing she has ever known – Ogugua soon finds herself at a crossroads, afraid to surrender to a love she worries is a unicorn…a beautiful fairy tale unable to survive in the real world.

Until an unexpected bombshell changes everything.

A Complicated Kind Of Love

6,500.00

She is on the rebound
After her short-lived reunion with her high school love implodes, Bioye is left devastated and doubts everything she thought was certain.

He has sworn off love.
Childhood trauma and a bad break up have made Abolore swear off love. A confirmed bachelor, his career has become his passion.

But all that changes that fateful summer.

Seeking solace after her broken engagement and desperate to get away from reminders of everything she has lost, Bioye volunteers at the Malomo High summer camp that her former teacher, Abolore, has organised. Neither of them sees the explosive romance coming. As their love affair blooms, a volcano of secrets and lies erupts, and former flames, political aspirations, and hidden insecurities threaten to unravel everything.

A Good Name

5,000.00

Twelve years in America and Eziafa Okereke has nothing to show for it. Desperate to re-write his story, Eziafa returns to Nigeria to find a woman he can mold to his taste. Eighteen-year-old Zina has big dreams. An arranged marriage to a much older man isn’t one of them. Trapped by family expectations, Zina marries Eziafa, moves to Houston, and trains as a nurse. Buffeted by a series of disillusions, the couple stagger through a turbulent marriage until Zina decides to change the rules of engagement.

A Love Of Convenience

6,000.00

Ezioma is finally marrying Dili, the man she has loved for almost all her life. Except it’s not a real marriage, but one arranged for Dili to get his Green Card. It all seems straightforward…except for the fact that Ezioma is still head over heels in love with him, while his heart is with his fiancée back home in Nigeria.

It is a recipe for disaster.

Or is it?

A Man of the People

7,000.00

From the renowned author of The African Trilogy, a political satire about an unnamed African country navigating a path between violence and corruption

As Minister for Culture, former school teacher M. A. Nanga is a man of the people, as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. When Odili, an idealistic young teacher, visits his former instructor at the ministry, the division between them is vast. But in the eat-and-let-eat atmosphere, Odili’s idealism soon collides with his lusts—and the two men’s personal and political tauntings threaten to send their country into chaos. When Odili launches a vicious campaign against his former mentor for the same seat in an election, their mutual animosity drives the country to revolution.

Published, prophetically, just days before Nigeria’s first attempted coup in 1966, A Man of the People is an essential part of Achebe’s body of work.

A Platter Of Gold

6,500.00

Over the course of fifty-four years till the eve of independence, eight colonial pro-consuls governors for the British Empire pitched wit, passion and guile against under-celebrated, sometimes everyday Nigerians – Ahmadu Attahiru I, the Sokoto Caliph and his cavalry, who violently resisted British ouster and occupation; Eleko and the Lagos Chieftains, who first claimed they would “rather die than pay tax”… This is a story of Nigeria’s history as well as the history of Nigeria’s story. The other story!

A Potpourri Of Tales

2,500.00

A young person’s mission to find employment is met with hilarious obstacles in The Interview; Why Elephants Have Big Ears answers its eponymous question in the wittiest way possible; in a surprisingly suspenseful story, Lion’s Got Your Tongue takes us on a journey to visit a sick uncle; and we learn all we need to know about family, love and appreciating difference in The Five Frolicking Sharks. In four short stories, Valerie Akpobome begins the journey every writer hopes to make: into the hearts of her readers. Join her on this quest with her first book, A Potpourri of Tales.

A Quiet Teacher

6,000.00

Greg Abimbola is a language teacher at the prestigious Calderhill Academy in Pittsburgh. Only that’s not his real name . . . or the only secret he’s hiding. Greg has a closetful. When the murder of a wealthy parent on school premises shines an unwanted spotlight on Calderhill Academy, Greg is determined to avoid attention.

That is until the closest person to a true friend Greg has is arrested for the murder. To prove her innocence, Greg will reluctantly emerge from the shadows. But doing so will put him in danger. His past is determined to find him . . . and his past is full of bad things.

A Spell Of Good Things

6,000.00

A spellbinding novel about family secrets and bonds, thwarted hope and the brutal realities of life in a society rife with inequality, from the Women’s Prize shortlisted author of Stay With Me. Featured in Stylist’s best fiction of 2023. Ayòbámi Adébáyò, the Women’s Prize shortlisted author of Stay With Me, unveils a dazzling story of modern Nigeria and two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, romantic obsession and political corruption.

Eniola is tall for his age, a boy who looks like a man. His father has lost his job, so Eniola spends his days running errands for the local tailor, collecting newspapers and begging, dreaming of a big future. Wuraola is a golden girl, the perfect child of a wealthy family. Now an exhausted young doctor in her first year of practice, she is beloved by Kunle, the volatile son of family friends. When a local politician takes an interest in Eniola and sudden violence shatters a family party, Wuraola and Eniola’s lives become intertwined.

In this breathtaking novel, Ayòbámi Adébáyò shines her light on Nigeria, on the gaping divide between the haves and the have-nots, and the shared humanity that lives in-between.

A Tailor-Made Romance

1,500.00

Kambi thinks the serene Obudu Mountain Resort is the perfect place to finish her poetry collection and heal her broken heart. But along comes Beba, the gorgeous man from her past who reignites the spark between them. Can Kambi resist Beba’s charms and keep up the pretence of being his fake fiancee to help him in his quest to find his mother? Or will a phony engagement be the key for Kambi to begin Finding Love Again?

A-Files

3,000.00

Nita’s (almost) perfect world has just been turned on its slightly ruffled but otherwise happy head. Now, not only does she have to endure living with Adesuwa, the world’s most overbearing sister, she has to go to school with her as well!

Will Nita succeed at finding a place for herself at her new school or will she be totally blotted out by Adesuwa’s (totally ridiculous) popularity?

A-Files is the first in a series of middle-grade children’s books by Victoria Afe Inegbedion. It follows the lives of teen sisters Nita and Adesuwa as they navigate life, school and family.

Afonja: The Fall

6,000.00

Afonja The Fall is the second book in the Afonja Trilogy. Historical fiction, set in the final days of the collapse of the Oyo Empire.

It continues the story of the titular Afonja, the generalissimo of the Oyo Empire and his clashes with the Alaafin who is nominally his lord. Ultimately, Afonja comes crashing from the heights of power he attained in The Rise and Ilorin is forever lost to the Yoruba.

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