Fadeke and Chinedu are shocked when they come across each other in the elevator of a building they both work in. Chinedu has searched for her the past six years. Fadeke is hurt by an incident that happened in Chinedu’s apartment six years ago which he is unaware of. An incident which altered the course of her life, family and relationships. This romance story centres on campus life, tribalism, deceit and forgiveness.
Writing The Wrong
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.
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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.
Chudi was a poor boy looking after his ailing father in the village. One day, he is sent to the big city to live with his uncle. However, his auntie hates him with a passion and has vowed to make his life miserable. How can he make it in the city if the odds are against him?
Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks.
Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements… Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home.
Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.