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By Nkem Egenuka
The novel opens in Enugu in 2001 and follows a young woman named Mma. Her parents separated when she was just a baby and, despite the presence of serious boyfriend Obi, she is left quite alone after her mother Ezi’s untimely death. In the 1970s, a young university-educated woman called Ezi tries to conceive a child with her husband. In her... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Valentine’s Day is here again! A day separated from others to show love. It is a day in which spouses show love to each other, boyfriends propose, girlfriends get proposed to, people show love to their families, to the needy and so on.   Nonetheless, you may have spent months talking and joking about ‘how you do not believe in Valentine’s Day or... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
It’s Valentine week and love is in the air! What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books ,selected for you by our librarian. You can find these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.   Fiction Lonely Roads by Moore, William Ifeanyi This book tells the story of an unfortunate character... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Dr. Bekolari Ransome-Kuti died on 10 February 2006. He was a medical doctor known for his work as a human rights activist. Dr. Beko was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria and attended Abeokuta Grammar School, Coventry Technical College, and Manchester University, where he became a medical doctor. Beckolari Ransome-Kuti helped to form Nigeria's first human... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
 Crossing the Bar Sunset and evening star    And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar,    When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep,    Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep    Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell,    And after that the dark! And may... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books we can't wait to read, selected for you by our librarian Fiction I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia Kingsley is fresh out of university, eager to find an engineering job so he can support his family and marry the girl of his dreams. Being the opara of the family... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
  Caught between the anvil and the hammer In the forging house of a new life Transforming the pangs that delivered me Into the joy of new songs The trapping of the past, tender and tenuous  Woven with fibre of sisal and Washed in the blood of the goat in the fetish hut Are laced with the flimsy glories of paved streets The jargon of a new... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Imelme Umana was recently named president of Harvard Law Review, making her the first Black woman to hold the title at the Ivy League university.  Her appointment echoes that of Barack Obama who became the first Black man elected as President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Umana hails from Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. She is a doctorate candidate... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The Former Minister of State for Education, Alhaji Saka Saadu, breathed his last on the 24th January 2016 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and was buried in his Ilorin country home. 7 Things You Didn’t Know about Alhaji Saka Sa’adu Alhaji Saka Sa’adu joined the defunct Northern Nigeria Civil Service before the creation of the state... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books we can't wait to read, selected for you by our librarian Fiction The Slave Girl by Emecheta, Buchi The slave girl follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leave her orphaned as a child.  In her fellow... Read More

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