5 Books To Read Before The End of 2019

2019 is fast running out. We bring you highly recommended books to round the year up with!

Jumoke Verissimo’s Debut Novel ‘A Small Silence’ Explores Trauma, Alienation and the Power of Human Connection

Jumoke Verissimo is an exciting new debut author, with a truly distinctive and brilliant new voice.  A poet and prose writer, Jumoke Verissimo writes unflinchingly about the reality of life lived at the margins. Her debut novel, A Small Silence, out…

Write from Somewhere Truly Individual; Then you Will Have No Competition | In Conversation With Yemisi Aribisala

Our most recent guest is an award-winning writer, foodie, and lawyer. Nigerian born author, Yemisi Aribisala is best known for her thematic use of food to explore Nigerian stories. Her first book, Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex & Nigerian Tastebuds uses…

Helon Habila’s fifth book “Travellers” is coming to us this June!

Next Month, Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will release Helon habila’s new book to us! So many great books out this year. I pity our bank accounts. God safe us! Helon Habila’s new book, which is titled Travellers, is…

A Poet Seeks to Know the Precise Weight each Word can Bear | In Conversation With Richard Ali

On our latest Tweetchat series, we had one of Nigeria’s finest poets with us. Richard Ali has been Publicity Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (2011-15). The author of The Anguish and Vigilance of Things, Ali is also a…

Book Review: The “Scripture” According to Jide Badmus

In Scripture, Jide Badmus unleashes the romantic in him as he ventures into a tirade, describing an experience that involves man’s interaction with God and the relationship that festers as man longs for and reaches to the heavens to his…

Book Review: Finding Love, God and Self in Stella Uchechi’s “Biographies are a Joke”

In Biographies are a Joke,  her collection of really short stories and poems, Stella Uchechi explores a series of personal experiences which span across several years of trying to find the balance between love, fantasy and desire. This aptly titled…

New Press Konya Shamsrumi Releases Richard Ali and Umar Sidi’s Poetry Collections

New African poetry press, Konya Shamsrumi, has gained continental attention with its 5 Questions series with emerging and established poets on the continent. In the last weeks, the series has hosted Nigerians Numero Unoma and Chika Jones, Tunisian Leila Chatti,…

You Can Now Preorder Jumoke Verissimo’s Debut Novel

Jumoke Verissimo has announced that her debut book A Small Silence is now available for preorder. the poet-turned-novelist made the announcement earlier today 21 January 2019 on her Facebook wall. She wrote: “It was difficult writing this novel. You see,…

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: A Review

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones & other fantasy series like me, you will love Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Set in West Africa, the story revolves around Zélie (a magi-…