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March is Women’s History Month, a time during which we celebrate the achievements of women across the world over time and reflect on how we (those of us who are women - but men, you too should take notes!) can follow in their footsteps. Scroll through our slideshow to learn about some of Nigeria’s most inspiring contemporary female highflyers... Read More
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ZODML rounds up the best bits and bobs on the web: Just in case you were wondering, books aren’t dead yet "My Son is a Story": on the triumphs and tragedies of African motherhood If you judge books by their covers, Salt's top 20 bestselling frontlist titles should meet your standards Using words and illustrations to tell a story What are you... 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. This week, our selections pay homage to... Read More
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In my quest to read less James Patterson and Eric Jerome Dickey, and more books by Nigerian authors, I will be curled up on my sofa, listening to Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (for the tenth time) and reading a previous ZODML Book of the Week, Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street. So far, the book has had me turning the pages quicker... Read More
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Chinua Achebe has passed away in a Boston hospital, Massachusetts in the United States at the age of 82. Achebe was one of the world’s most celebrated authors and a pioneer of African and Nigerian literature. Things Fall Apart, his most famous novel, was published in 1958: it has since been translated into over fifty languages and was named as one... Read More
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ZODML rounds up the best articles on the web: The Paris Review's blog shares the wonderful history of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts (now owned by a Nigerian professor and his wife) A great list of ten Lagos-related links courtesy of Tolu Ogunlesi - this essay is a particular stand-out Suffering from writer's block? Sign... Read More
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Ayodele, ZODML's analytics guru, has been distracting herself with a fun design 'this or that': It has been a long week – getting over the flu and the worst toothache ever, which turned to three root canals in one visit to the dentist – and I just wanted to do something that would get my mind off the pain in my jaw and the thought of having to go... Read More
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A place to spotlight the creative talents of up-and-coming young writers.     Abraham by Chris Ezeani   I will tell you a tale of flesh and spirit mixed, angels, mighty feats and a rhyme to make it sweet. I will take you, east, through desert roads to a land now called Egypt; in the time of Pharaohs, when Abraham his tent pitched. Indeed, like... Read More
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ZODML rounds up the best articles on the web: Nigerians in the Diaspora continue to dazzle us with their brilliance: a Nigerian emerges as the best medical student in Ghana How to write a good online series: five writers share their top tips Preparations for the 2013 Lagos Black Heritage Festival are in top gear Blogosphere favourite Miss WanaWana... Read More
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Teaching??? No way! Why have I been posted to a school for God’s sake?  I mean, I should have been posted to a radio or television station where I could be relevant. What will a Mass Communications graduate like me do in a school? These were my thoughts as I collected my NYSC posting letter. Not only was I posted to a school, it was in a rural... Read More

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