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2016 in Review: Nigerian Literature

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:17

2016 was indeed a great year in the literary world of Nigeria. It was year in which Nigerians won notable literary awards and competitions, some great authors died and new voices emerged.

What's your New Year Resolution

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 12/01/2017 - 12:04

Happy New Year folks!

We always look forward to a new year with so many visions and aspirations. The first day of the year is one of the most anticipated and it is usually celebration. A new year is always something to look forward to and as a tradition, some of us have made up our minds to leave some things and behaviours in the past year and be better in the Year.

These are the New Year resolutions I have made and hope to keep

An Overview of 2016 Summer Holiday Program

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 29/09/2016 - 12:57

ZODML annual summer holiday programme for the year 2016 was held from 1st of August – 31st of August 2016 at the ZODML community library. The programme took place for 5weeks, running from Mondays to Fridays with ninety seven registered students ranging from 3years to 18 years and were from different schools on the Island and Mainland. The program involved Computer Training, Reading, Drawing and puzzle and other educative games.

A Poem: I Still Hope,I hope

By Regina Alabere on Sat, 04/06/2016 - 10:00

I was born in 1990

A time where our parents instructed us to never give money to beggars

We would turn into yams or goats if we collect things from strangers

I had to look at my mother’s face, seeking approval before I could collect a gift

Or else  midnight will be filled with cries instead of sleep.

Things were cheap

The only thing I knew about was the harshness of the military regime

And the excess pesticide used in beans that led to many deaths

Apart from that, life was  relatively good

Badagry Prisoners learn from Books.

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 18/05/2016 - 11:04

The ZODML  library in Badagry prisons is fast producing  positive results since it was installed last year. For the inmates who are pursuing formal qualification like GCE, NECO and WAEC, the books have been fantastic as an aid and encouragement. For casual readers, it provides an interesting avenue to pass time, escape to a new environment, meet new people in the book, share their lives and learn from them.

Read our Review and Answer the quiz on Purple Hibiscus

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:46

Kambili is a 15 year old girl who narrates the story of her family through a stream of consciousness, that is through her wandering mind. We learn that her father is a religious fanatic and a tyrant who oppresses his family, physically abuses them and young Jaja seems to be the only one who can be provoked to defy him occasionally. In this narrative Chimamanda Adichie tells a story that leaves you wanting more.

10 Interesting Books to read on Worker’s Day

By Regina Alabere on Sat, 30/04/2016 - 09:50

Nigerian writers are recognized all over the world for their innovative use of imagery and metaphor in depicting societal issues peculiar to us. To all book lovers, we list 10 interesting books you can read for learning and fun. They include fiction ,non-fiction and Drama in no particular order. So whatever your favorite genre is, we’ve got you covered

1.Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Fiction-Novel)

Eating Healthy

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 20/04/2016 - 13:47

   The benefits of eating healthy are so numerous that it cannot be over-emphasized. Many companies market their products as being healthy, whereas they are filled with chemicals  that are toxic to our health and well being. Some people may argue that they eat healthy but you wonder if they also pay attention to other harmful toxins that get into our bodies through hair products, beauty and cosmetics. The truth is we do not know it all, we cannot begin to comprehend the magnitude of harm we need to shield ourselves from.

Mother’s Day- Prominent Women in Nigeria.

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 15/04/2016 - 17:35


In celebration of Mother’s Day in Nigeria, we remember the women who fought for their belief and dared to excel in a male dominated society.  We celebrate our warriors, our mothers, whose actions changed history and those still shaping our society today.

The Commissioning of Prison Libraries in Lagos

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:51

The simultaneous commissioning of the library in Kirikiri Maximum Security, Medium Security and Badagry prisons in Lagos took place in Kirikiri Maximum Security prison and was performed by the Controller General (CG) of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ekpendu on the 17th of April 2016, and organized by Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries, ZODML,  an NGO and donors of the libraries.


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