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Lekan's Babe

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:23

This week, we are pleased to repost a hilarious story by Adesuwa Uwanikhehi. Do you write? Send your short fiction, poetry, opinion pieces and book reviews to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog.  


I had just come back from work and was highly stressed, but still dragged myself up the stairs to my apartment building.

I knew I had to prepare dinner before the crew came by 7. It was my turn to host them.

8 Books to read in your 20’s

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:39

20-29 are years we make mistakes and learn every day. Reading books make us smarter as we navigate through our lives with the wisdom of those before us. These are 8 books that will give you a head start towards the right path.

Estrangement, Harmattan Haze on an African Spring and The Chicken Chasers- Librarian Book Picks

By Regina Alabere on Mon, 18/07/2016 - 14:02


What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books we can’t wait to read, selected for you by our librarian.


Estrangement by Elechi Amadi (Nigerian Fiction)

As the refugees return, filling bars and greeting the friends they thought were dead, it seems as if normality has returned. For Alekiri, Ibekwe, Major Dansuku and Christie however, the end of war does not bring healing. Isolated and confused, they have to face the legacy of their own broken and disturbed lives.

15 July - World Youth Skills Day

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 15:05

According to the United Nations website, ‘Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts’.

5 award winning books made into movies

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 13/07/2016 - 16:29

Great books will always be adapted into movies for many reasons like to immortalize the work or appeal to a wider audience. However, book lovers will agree with me that books are better than movies because books are well detailed. If a movie can last for three hours maximum before we all get tired, Can every action in a book be captured? If your answer is no like mine, then you need to read these books.

Happy Birthday to Nigerian Writers Born in July!

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 16:45

Happy New Month everyone and welcome to the month of July! We celebrate Nigerian writers born this month. These authors have through their writings conveyed  messages that transcend time.  Do you know any Nigerian Author born in July? These well known authors were born in July!


Trail Blazer! 8 things you should know about Elechi Amadi

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 15:56

Elechi Amadi, one of Africa’s first generation writer and novelist, died on June 29th, 2016 due to an undisclosed illness. Some of his popular books include The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra. He was a humble man, good to many and it was painful to hear of his death. He will always be loved by the literary community. Let’s talk about him.

12 Books to Read While Preparing for GCE

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 14:16

The West African Secondary School Certicate Exam popularly known as G.C.E is an annual exam for students who are not secondary school that want to rewrite or adults who want to further their studies. Nowadays, it is categorized into WAEC-GCE usually held in August and NECO-GCE held in October.

Based on the interests of the student, various subjects amounting to 8 or 9 courses will be registered before the exam commences. In 2016, GCE exams start in August and here are some books you can read.



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