Tobi Learns To Swim
Tobi gets a swimming costume for her 3rd birthday present. Mum and Dad take her to the swimming pool where she learns to swim. Will she figure out how to float? Can she conquer the freestyle? Find out in Tobi Learns To Swim.
Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are.
A renowned surgeon and failed husband, Kweku Sai dies suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of his death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts their circuitous journey to one another and, along the way, teaches us that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
As soon as he assumed office as governor in 2007, Rotimi Amaechi immediately set about establishing his credentials as an uncommon political leader – one who was determined to make a tangible difference in the lives of his people through vision, tenacity and a stubborn will.
This book is the work of friends, associates and observers drawn from across the length and breadth of Nigeria. These individuals, most of whom have distinguished themselves in diverse fields of human endeavor, have the advantage of observing and assessing the work of the Amaechi administration from mostly dispassionate but close enough positions.
Chidi Amuta’s columns in major Nigerian newspapers and magazines have been compulsory reading for successive generations of Nigerians over the last two and a half decades. Easily one of the most respected and informed voices in contemporary Nigerian public discourse, Amuta’s writing stands out for its sheer intellectual sweep and an arresting command and control of the English language.
Amuta comes to the table with a consistently nationalistic perspective and an incisive analytical insight that is often prophetic. At once fearless and acerbic, he is unsparing and unfailingly engaging.
The arrival of a second wife causes a woman to reassess her marriage. Another faces up to tough choices in the wake of a military coup. A heroine from history lights the path for a modern girl on the road to Jenwi. A picture on a wall tells its own poignant story of sacrifice. A former cultist must confront an unspoken secret in his family.
A collection of short stories.
On a hot Sunday afternoon years ago, two sisters walk in on their father’s sexual liaison with the family’s hired help which leaves them both scarred in different ways. Years later, unable to bear the thought of marriage to a man she barely knows, the younger and more adventurous one, Munachi runs away from home on the eve of her traditional marriage, unwittingly resurrecting a long buried feud between her religious mother and eccentric aunty. This conflict leaves the door open for the family’s destruction.