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Phenomenal Lagos

A Book For Lagos

NAOMI NDUBUEZE Lagos is a pulsating cosmopolitan city with an infectious personality. It is an extraordinary city whose monuments come alive in the newly launched 136-page book, ‘The Phenomenal Lagos.’ The book, edited by Adebisi Lasisi and Alhaji Kabiru two foremost journalists in Nigeria, details iconic monuments, landmarks and other…

Nigerian Author Out with New Book

‘The Quest For The Gem Of Arubia’, the highly anticipated children’s fantasy book by top movie critic, entertainment lawyer and lead Film Adaptation campaigner in Nigeria, Augusta M. Okon will officially be released on April 28th 2016 at the Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria.   The book which tackles issues faced…

Book Review: The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories

Title: The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories Author: Frederick Mordi Publisher: New Africa Book Publishers Pages: 135 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown Literature, the arts generally, has always been known as an endeavour that speaks in many voices. And contemporary African literature cannot be well understood and appreciated as an isolated expression.…

Book Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Title: The Fishermen Author: Chigozie Obioma Publisher: One, London Pages: 301 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown The mid-1990s in Nigeria was characterised by so many socio-political and socio-economic issues. It was a period Nigeria was just getting over the annulment of the June 1993 presidential election that saw the emergence of late…

Book Review: What About Meera

Title: What About Meera Author: Z P Dala Publisher: Umuzi Pages: 255 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown Women and the girl child have been portrayed in varying degrees in African novel. Some authors have portrayed the woman as a passive ‘object’ and the girl child as an object to be seen and…

Access Bank: Standing Up For Women

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The head office of Access Bank located on Danmole Street, Victoria Island stood resplendent in the early Thursday morning sun. The gushing sound of the water fountain at the entrance could be heard a few metres away. The crystal clear colour of the water shines brilliantly in the…

Book Review: ‘Divinity in Humanity’

Title: Divinity in Humanity Author: Dayo Lomuwagun Publisher: Angulus Books Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown Pages: 139 The literature on motivational speaking is swelling in rank at the turn of the century. So many books have been written on the concept of self-discovery and living a purpose driven life. But Dayo Lomuwagun…