In a world where homosexuality has become the order of the day, it is now obvious that the future of our generation is in shambles. When a father fails in his parental obligations, find out what becomes the fate of the children. The play presents the callousness of nature and the consequences of man’s actions. There are things man does and he does not always get the opportunity to tender the necessary apology and make amends. Dafe’s negligence and lack of care for his family left the fate of his children miserable. The decision of his first son, Efe, is better not told, as the result of the entire catastrophe remains unimaginable.
"Fruit of Pain" is an intensely woven story that confronts the issues of the struggles of motherhood, love, loss and maternal health. The narrative anchors on the life of Mercy Albert, a social worker, and threads through the experiences of other women whose journeys are wrought with despair and flitting hope. Are faith and hope strong enough to break through the stigma and pain of having a womb that has turned into a graveyard?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nkanu Emori, the familiar four-voiced master essayist, is out again with this new offering. Never ever missing his mark, he beams his searchlight on all facets of society, with humanity at the centre of the desired deal for a new way. The talismanic writer makes foray into all areas, including even sensitive ones that the most fearless writers will dread to probe. He then challenges every reasonable-thinking mind to flow along with the tide or against the tempest, as the discourse for a saner society is underway. In these practically well-knitted essays, Emori takes two stands, one as an observer and the other as a participant. In one breath, he detaches himself from society to be able to paint the picture of his subjects for quick and vivid appraisal by his readers. And in yet another, he involves himself in the unfolding drama he is addressing, to give the same readers a good appreciation and evaluation of the issues under knocks. ABOUT THE BOOK: Messages from the Tunnels (Vol. 2) is a succinctly packaged piece, endowed with the power and wit to blow any mind away on contemporary societal matters, begging for discourse at this critical moment of our existence, when the basic preoccupation of everyman is his unconscionable pursuit of material wealth, political power, economic security, social influence and spiritual relevance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nkanu Emori, the master essayist of contemporary times, in this critically-acclaimed collection, emerges with four distinctive voices - protest, love, praise and mourning - that beat the imagination of his critics. Quintessential of the existential thinker that he is, Emori mirrors man and society in his essays and comes out with a verdict that shows that much work still needs to be done by these two entities for a true social order to be inaugurated. The Society Writer of international repute, whose image has been on the looming scale in the world essayists circuit, disagrees with a number of conventional and orthodox societal practices and idiosyncrasies of man, which have pervaded his time and circumstances. Inspired by the desire for social change and a new world order, with the essay as an instrument of that rejuvenation and engineering, as championed and propounded by his idols of ancient and medieval times and his spiritual and ideological mentors in the essay genre such as Dandemis, Bacon, Emerson, Addison and many others, Emori gathers and collates his opinions in this volume with the mastery, artistry and wizardry of the modern day sage that he is fast morphing into, with gradual and calculated finesse. ABOUT THE BOOK: Messages from the Tunnels (Vol. 1) is a text set to change the mindset of not just many but a multitude, with its ravaging critical essence, smooth sailing diction, distinctive literary connection and rich language power exhibited by the ess
Oscar DaSilva goes for a job interview with a forged certificate. When the interviewer discovers what he has done, Oscar is blackmailed into committing a more grievous crime - the kidnap of Anastasia: the daughter of the CEO of the same company he seeks employment. But things do not turn out as Oscar want them to be. He has no idea what he has just got himself into.
A Glimpse Of Sunray captures for us the life journey of an eleven-year-old boy, Tayo, who struggles with depression as he copes with the grief over losing his beloved dad. Tayo is fortunate in having the love and care of his devoted mother, who is likewise grieving the loss of her husband. Together they manage to move forward in their lives. Tayo does his best to look after his mom and ensure their daily mutual survival. She encourages and empowers him to continue his education – through primary and secondary forms – and eventually university. While both of them experience accomplishments and victories along the way, they encounter recurring bouts of depression and grieving over their mutual loss. Yet their persistence and perseverance enables them to achieve victory by the end of the story. Olasehinde presents Tayo’s odyssey in first-person singular narrative throughout the book. This enables the reader to emotionally identify with the various peaks and valleys of his maturing as a young man. For readers who have ever experienced the loss of a loved one and the subsequent grieving and/or depression, Olasehinde’s treatment of the ways Tayo and his mom cope with the set-backs, challenges and victories offer a lesson about the resilience of human nature in facing the darkness and light that are part of everyone’s life. Olasehinde masterfully incorporates rich anecdotal material about how Tayo, his mom, and other characters respond to the positive and negative situations they encounter. For example, Tayo’s responses to the stresses of his grade-level proficiency exams, winning an inter-school competition, orientation to university life, and his mixed experiences of his teaching jobs – are believable and engaging to the reader. Overall, this novel is a story of hope – a realistic progression from uncertainty and darkness to resolution and triumph.
Purple Mangoes is a collection of 12 relatable short stories focused on Nigerian women and girls, recounting gendered practices as a subtle reminder of the importance of new attitudes and change. The stories focus on the female sociocultural “experience” in Nigeria with a touch of humor , sarcasm and redemption as it examines the daily experiences of women in an African context, delving into issues ranging from love, marriage, childbirth, witchcraft, prostitution and circumcision. The collection opens with “ The Child Widow" as Laraba a child bride who has been accused of killing her elderly husband narrates her ordeal as she endures widowhood rites.“The rite of passage” focuses on a young girl’s last thoughts before her initiation into womanhood as, “the forbidden roses that stoke the embers of desire”, are prepared to be taken out in a circumcision ceremony. In “Witch Child” Ubong’s mother struggles to keep her daughter who has been accused of witchcraft safe and has to resort to desperate measures when Ubong’s father chases the child with a machete after accusing her of being the cause of his misfortune. “Hospitality Business” tells the story of young Adesuwa, who is taken to Europe by her cousin to work in the “hospitality business” as a way of helping her family back home. On getting to Europe, she discovers that the “hospitality Business” sung to her back home is actually prostitution and she has to make tough choices. To either hand herself over to the police and be deported or weather the storm and free her family from the claws of poverty.
Celine craves death. Lucas desires to save her. Ada wants to get over her past and be with her angel forever. But what if her Angel is not who he seems? What if the price Lucas has to pay to keep Celine alive is his own life? Infinite Love tells a story of love, lies, desire and obsession.
They Must Fade Before Dawn follows the progress of Shanpepe ‘Pepe’ Jem, who navigated the murky waters of early loss of parents, child sexual abuse, rape and fatal communal invasions whilst fighting her way to self-actualisation and a meaningful life. With origins in Nigeria. Pepe, the heroine, hated a mediocre existence, and, egged on by her late father, she refused to settle for less in life. Set in locations around Tiv land and Lagos. The book brings to light the rich culture and peculiarities of the Tiv people of Benue State,Nigeria. Pepe, who had her doubts and questions on matters of faith, also explored love and romance before her roller coaster romance with the eventual love of her life. With They Must Fade before Dawn, Mimi Olsen-Ikurior does an excellent job of telling a gripping story of love, violence, romance, courage, determination, personal transformation, as well as progress through poverty and adversity.
This is a story of Kepua, an African girl-child who is a victim of female genital mutilation. This story describes fully the process of mutilation wrapped in the finesse of fiction and creates a call-to-action to end FGM in African societies.
This is the story of young adult boy who is despised by his step mother because of his late mother. She tries her possible best to make him unhappy and the way she decides to go about it, is by tampering his love life!