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By Nkem Egenuka
We have new arrivals, just for you! Books ranging from science fiction, fiction, non-fiction, childrens books and others, are available in our Community Library at 196, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.   Children of Blood and Bone by Adeyemi Tomi Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
‘If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.’                                                                      -George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writers      Avoid Redundant words Pleonasms and tautologies should be avoided because they are unnecessary and would not make your writing concise. Examples are: “end result,” “free gift,”... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Democracy Day is observed annually on May 29. This holiday commemorates the restoration of democracy, when the newly elected Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in May 1999 ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966. Democracy was briefly restored from 1979 to 1983. The last major military ruler, Gen. Sani... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The usefulness of coconuts can be found in our daily cuisine and our beauty regimens. Coconuts have become an exotic miracle food because they are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. Young coconuts have a green shell while a mature coconut has a brown shell. Semi-mature coconuts contain more water and soft meat while... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Creative Non-fiction is fast growing genre in Africa. These writers tell honest and brave personal stories and unconventional experiences. Taking it farther than we know and delving into topics on trauma, wounds, sexuality, abuse, depression, sex, family, love and so on. An Excerpt from Selves ...By the time I was halfway to the hostel I was... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
We celebrate Adebola Oyeleye who with an OND from Lagos State Polytechnic joined ZODML in 2012 as a storekeeper and graduated from the prestigious University of Lagos (Unilag), with a second class upper B.Sc degree in Accounting. His graduation ceremony took place at Unilag on May 10, 2018. Adebola told us that he loves numbers and does not regret... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing has been released. It was unveiled by Dinaw Mengestu, this year’s Chair of judges and award-winning Ethiopian-American author. Five writers were shortlisted for this year’s award three of which are Nigerians, namely; Nonyelum Ekwempu, Olufunke Ogundimu and Wole Talabi. Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria)  was... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Nigerian Poet Teresa Lola has been named a joint winner of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize alongside Hiwot Adilow (Ethiopia) and Momtaza Mehri (Somalia). Theresa fought off strong competition from over 1000 international entrants and was awarded one of the three top prizes of £1000. She started her writing career having being... Read More
By Oluwafunminiyi Omojola
We walk as three to the neighbouring village, every third month. Me. Mama. Papa.  In that order.  Papa always takes the rear, walking at a little distance behind us, as if he does not want to be associated with mama and me. Or as if he was on his way to someplace in his mind. I walk in front, and as to everything I do, I put a rhythm to my walk.... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Adiele Faith was born in 1964 to a Scandinavian American mother and a Nigerian father, Faith Adiele grew up in a rural area in Washington. When she was a toddler, Adiele’s father left the United States and returned to Nigeria during the Biafran War. She did not see again until she was twenty-six. Adiele obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in... Read More

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