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ZODML rounds up the most interesting reads on the web: The Digital Public Library Of America, the country's first public online-only library, has been launched 'The Worst Thing That Happened': a gorgeous short story by A. Igoni Barrett Notable female characters in African books (VIDEO) An insightful documentary on Kano's famous walls and the... Read More
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 Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. Also check out our archives and see what... Read More
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Pray for Texas logo: chadski51.deviantart.com; Pray for Boston logo: twitter.com/iPrayforBoston   April is National Poetry Month in the USA and with the tragic events that took place this week in Boston, Texas and Iran, poems have provided me with much-needed comfort and perspective in these sad times. Three particular favourites of mine - as... Read More
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ZODML rounds up the most interesting reads on the internet:  Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel and more have been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). The Prize was won by Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie in 2007 for Half of a Yellow Sun. A poem for Boston A beautiful short story inspired by JD Salinger's "A... Read More
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtrywh33hg Nigerian photographer and writer Ifeoma Onyefulu on the inspiration behind her creative work, including her award-winning children's book A is for Africa.
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A place to spotlight the creative talents of up-and-coming young writers.   Sleeping by Dave Agboola Sleeping, sleeping, all I know, When the world is turned a grave, When the flesh is sure of rest, What immortal man in cave! Sleeping, sleeping all is calm, When the man becomes a ghost, When his people run from him, What a work of God is lost!... Read More
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ZODML rounds up the most interesting articles on the web: The Pulitzer Prizes for 2013 have been announced: this year's fiction award has been won by Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master's Son Helen Oyeyemi, Taiye Selasi, Zadie Smith and more make the 2013 Granta list of the 20 most promising young British novelists Although it appears that there... Read More
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ZODML has a library and a computer room at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre, which gives me the opportunity to enter the facility and interact with the inmates on a regular basis. My first visit to the Centre was in March 2012. Our mobile library usually takes books to the inmates once every two weeks and on this day, I was asked to accompany the... Read More
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  On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. composed his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", defending his "nonviolent resistance" ideology in the face of racism and discrimination in the United States. The letter was to become a fundamental text for the US Civil Rights movement. Available at ZODML: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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ZODML brings you the most interesting reads on the web: An oldie but a goodie from Kenyan author by Binyavanga Wainaina on his country's recent history (also: did you catch his open letter to Madonna?) David Risher, a former executive at Amazon, has launched a free reading app From church to warehouse to bicycle shed to bookshop in 700 years Dear... Read More

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