Chicken in the Kitchen authored by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrdokht Amini published by Lantana publishing has won BEST BOOK at the Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016.
The award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC later this year.
The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognise literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators.
Collectively CABA winners show that Africa is indeed a varied and multifaceted continent. CABA titles expand and enrich our perspectives of Africa beyond the stereotypical, ahistorical and exotic images that are emphasised in the West.
About the Committee
The Awards Committee is composed of African Studies and Children’s Literature scholars. Nominated titles are read by committee members and reviewed by external African Studies scholars with specialised academic training.
When Your Angel Arrives is a play about the immigrant experience particularly in the Western world. Plotted around a black African immigrant who is under pressure from his visiting mother to cast off his Caucasian wife, the play deals with the challenges faced by immigrants and equally touches on cross-cultural marriage and black on black betrayal.
This is the most current published book, highly educative, informative, and is recommended to all African immigrants/citizens all over the world, Africans intending to immigrate, and those on the way to immigrate. Get it for your brothers/sisters, mama/papa, uncle/aunt, niece/nephew, grandma/pa, friends as a gift, and so on. The price is affordable and the value is priceless. Give it a shot! Information is power! Please, do not miss out!
This book is indeed a commendable commentary of immense historical importance. It captures the early years of Nigeria through its turbulent years. From the acknowledgement, we meet a plethora of people she has met in her life and who have impacted her in one way or the other, folk with whom she is “immensely pleased,” to whom she is “eternally grateful,” and without whom “my life would not have made interesting reading.” From “fabulous … Dad and Mom, Anthony and Maria Aniagolu” and her sisters and brothers (“my best friends, my strength and my support”), we go through such prominent VIPs as Justice Belgore, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (“the consummate intellectual, who has taught me the importance of conviction, as the very essence of a worthy life”), Bishops Anthony Makozi and Anthony Gbuji (Bishop of Enugu), Dr. Okwy Nwodo (ex-PDP scribe), Oba Oladele Olashore, Brig. Gen. Sule Ahman (Rtd.), Justice & Mrs. Eze Ozobu (President-General of Ohanaeze), Col. and Mrs. Lucky Torey, cousins, friends, and lastly but by no means the least, “my little Angel on earth, my special gift from God … my daughter Ola.”
But the book is about Loretta Ngozichukwu Aniagolu, her early days, her delights, notable national events and how the family coped, eventful encounters, and almost everything there is to know about her. The very first lines say it all about her imaginative style: “Out of a family of ten children, I emerged as the fourth of the fifth. That is to say the first of five daughters, after three sons. The fourth child in a sequence of ten! An interval in a succession of males!”
Shackles of Love
Enter the twilight world of Hollywood, a world built on illusion, fantasy and passion ... a world where everything and everyone has a price. From the tender and innocent LaKita and Precious, to the man-eater "Gift" who vainly seeks to heal a lifetime of hurt by making men pay for what others give for free.
Beautiful young and sexy females are recruited from the college campuses and other hot stops all over America. Often plied with drugs, alcohol, and the lure of non-stop shopping in the luxurious boutiques in Beverly Hills, New York, London, and Paris, with a long list of bogus movie contracts, record deals, and modeling contracts that never came.
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Learn Simple Igbo
This is a short and simplest way of learning to speak Igbo language. It uses step-by-step procedure of saying things in Igbo and in English. The book and the accompanying DVD have been written to teach those wishing to simply speak Igbo language fast.
It is highly suitable for Igbo children born in Nigeria - outside Igbo land who cannot speak Igbo language, and as well as those children who were born in the UK, US, etc. Or adults who cannot speak Igbo and wish to speak Igbo language.
Learn Simple Igbo Book & DVD
Igbo Focus Publication, Price £10.
An adventure / Historical Novel (Set in Africa)
This novel reveals a wealth of previously undocumented mythology of an African animal child and agent of divine retribution. The novel is an educational faction describing the mythologies of West Africa; it’s heroic figures and legends surrounding them. It is equally a fiction that should entice the imagination of the reader encouraging him to indulge into the mysterious and fantasy aspect of the story. In the novel, Nigerian folklores are brought to life and we are able to follow these great warriors on their adventures in search of new empires and conquests.
The protagonist – Igwe Oformata is the great leader with supernatural or superhuman strengths and abilities. It is through him that we discover more of the forgotten Nigerian customs, cultures and traditions.
A novel by Justus Emman
A Story of African Mythology,
Warriors, and their Legends.
An adventure novel set in Africa
It was about 11.25pm when the two celebrated hunters Okonkwo Igwe and Jonathan Eze arrived at the famous Ulasi Okija river scene. The pair sighted the giant monster and Jonathan guided by his ambition and motivation to please his fiancée quickly took up his gun, aimed and shot. Little did they know that 200 members of the satanic Osimiri Eke Juju worshippers were as at that time in their dug out temple trenches secretly worshipping the monster. Jonathan’s shots missed the monster but as soon as the members heard the shots, they rose from their temple trenches. They pursued the two hunters through the river and the thick forest and captured Jonathan. By stroke of luck Okonkwo Igwe escaped but had a price tag on his head. Jonathan was carried shoulder high for the idol worshippers’ satanic sacrifices.
Child Of God F E A R N O T
You Have Victory Over Witchcraft
An adventure novel
(Set in Africa)
Igbo, also known as ibo, is one of the major languages of Nigeria. This guide contains an introduction to basic grammar, two-way dictionary, and helpful phrases arranged in 34 sections, each of which deals with aspects of everyday life. Also includes cultural information and a brief history of the Igbo people
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece
This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood.
The three main characters in the novel are swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the third is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's twin sister, a remote and enigmatic character.
This is the book which marked Frederick Forsyth's transition from journalist to author. A record of one of the most brutal conflicts the Third World has ever suffered, it has become a classic of modern war reporting. But it is more than that. It voices one man's outrage not only at the extremes of human violence, but also at the duplicity and self-interest of the Western Governments ' most notably, the British, who tacitly accepted or actively aided that violence.
A non fiction book by Frederick Forsyth
By Chinua Achebe.
Worldwide acclaimed book
Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
With astonishing empathy and the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of the decade. Thirteen-year-old Ugwu is employed as a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal. Olanna is the professor's beautiful mistress, who has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos for a dusty university town and the charisma of her new lover. And Richard is a shy young Englishman in thrall to Olanna's twin sister, an enigmatic figure who refuses to belong to anyone. As Nigerian troops advance and they must run for their lives, their ideals are severely tested, as are their loyalties to one another.
I am a lazy reader but not with this book. It usually takes me a few weeks to finish a book but this one took 2 days. A most captivating true story. An amazing account of a young widow's trials and triumps. This woman should be on talk shows and share her experiences. Oprah, where are you? We can all learn to survive in honest ways despite any hurdles along the way. SHE PROVED IT. Single parenting made easy. This is the first time I have unreservedly given a book FIVE STARS. Viva Regina. A true jem of humanity.
By Chike Momah
Publisher: Xlibris Corp
Publish Date: 2008-06-30
The Stream Never Dries Up is a special work based in and dedicated to the New Jersey Nigerian community, “with whom my wife, Ethel, and I shared a decade and more of fellowship….” The story is simple and straightforward and reads like a Nollywood movie. It was the 1980s. A Nigerian comes to America to study. He does what his mates are doing, socially and academically. By the 1990s, the sweet dream of heading home to a posh position and loads of money has become mere hallucination. He goes to Nigeria and marries a layaway wife who eventually joins him in Somerset, NJ. The story then takes a life of its own. As in Nollywood movies, things take terrible turns and someone dies. Farther down the lane, everything works out beautifully.
By Nze I.O.Dike-Ugwu
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