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By Nkem Egenuka
Check out the new arrivals for Secondary School Students available at our Community Library, 196, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Last Good Man by Swift, Patience This book revolves round A man who has lived on his own beside the sea for many years. From a choice made long ago, he keeps himself separate from the world of people, and is completely... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Bukola Odeyemi shares a short story on loss, pain, despair and death. Enjoy!!! Mololuwa was an intelligent, energetic, beautiful, smart and lovely young lady. She was mama’s first and only child whom she loved dearly.  Her life had been a struggle. Born into a home where there was little or nothing to feed on was the toughest anyone could... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recently been awarded the revered Mary McCarthy Award for her astonishing novels, command of language, strength of personality, and commitment to social issues. She has been honoured with over 15 awards for her brilliant literary works and she is the first Nigerian to receive the... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Background and Setting The Blood of a stranger is an African drama written by a Sierra-Leonian playwright, Raymond Dele Charley. The play is set in Sierra Leone during the colonial period. It reveals the exploration and exploitation of Africa by the European. The colonialists posed as tobacco farmers, but had their eyes fixed on the Diamond of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
June 12, 1993, was the day Nigerians came together in agreement to vote, Chief M.K.O as the president of Nigeria. But on 21st June 1993 the former military president, retired General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the  election and set Nigeria on the path of crisis, which led to many deaths including the M.K.O and wife, Kudrirat Abiola. The 12th of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Dinner tonight comes with  gun wounds. Our desert tongues lick the vegetable blood—the pepper strong enough to push scorpions  up our heads. Guests look into the oceans of bowls  as vegetables die on their tongues.   The table that gathers us is an island where guerillas walk the land while crocodiles  surf. Children from Alphabeta with... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Ramathan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calender. In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims endure a period of daily fasting  in which they devote themselves to prayer, purification and charitable acts. This years’ Ramadan began on Friday, 26th May and will end on Saturday, 24th June. Fasting, which is known as ‘sawm’ in Arabic, is one of the five... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Babatunde Osotimehin was the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. He was a former Nigerian health minister and former head of Nigeria’s AIDS agency, NACA, an agency that coordinates all HIV and AIDS work. He was one of the most senior Nigerians within the United Nations system, who had been on his second term as a UN... Read More
By Muhsinat Kamardeen
Muhsinat Kamardeen narrates a woman's ordeal in her short story– Laughing Gas.   People had different names for what was wrong with her husband and how he behaved. In high spirits. No But high on bottles of spirits. He was battling with something, his own demons maybe. Talking was no use He spoke with his fists and eyes. I didn’t help her... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Abubakar Momoh was a prominent Nigerian civil society leader. He was the director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute. Momoh obtained PhD in political theory. He began his lecturing career in 1988. Mr. Abubakar was the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Lagos State University, LASU. He served... Read More

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