Spirited, intelligent Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and a busy family in modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, her traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo’s home their own. So there’s nothing unusual about Morayo’s charming but troubled cousin, Bros T, moving in with the family. At first Morayo and her sister are delighted, but in her innocence, nothing prepares Morayo for the shameful secret Bros T forces upon her.
"These true stories are beautifully told, the pain and honesty and hope and joy in these accounts is strong like a song" – Stella Duffy This stirring and intimate collection brings together 25 first-hand accounts to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. These beautifully told stories of resistance and resilience reveal the realities of a community that will no longer be invisible. From the joy and excitement of first love, and from childhood games to addiction and suicide, She Called Me Woman shows us how Nigerian queer women, in all their multitudes, attempt to build a life together. She Called Me Woman challenges us to rethink what it means to be a Nigerian 'woman', negotiating relationships, money, sexuality and freedom, identifying outside the gender binary, and the difficulties of achieving hopes and dreams in a climate of fear.
A young woman who chooses love. A daughter who must repay her mother’s sacrifices. A filmmaker accused of stealing her own creation. A woman held up by faith, family and true friendship when her world is rocked to its very foundation. Omoni Oboli has played as many roles in life as she has on the big screen. But a movie ends and life goes on. The Stars are Ageless presents the true story of the woman hailed as “The Box Office Queen” of Nigerian cinema. These life experiences shaped Omoni into who she is, and promise that we will see much more from her.
In Becoming a Spectacular Woman, Toluwani Obayan presents the virtues packaged into Woman to manifest the spectacular. Women are born with the desire to be spectacular as evident in their reaction to praise, validation and their desire to shine. Unequivocally, Women were made to walk spectacular paths in life, this however will only be a reality for those who discover the paths that lead to the actualization the unique virtues they carry, which must be provoked to break forth from latency to luminosity, from abeyance to the sublime and from pervasiveness to ubiquity, dispelling all the myths and limitations that hold women bound across diverse contexts.
Boss UP! is a 41 chapter book that cover most of the obstacles we all confront--fear, convention, love, money, self-esteem. Some are internal, existing only in our minds, and some are external, found in other people's attitudes. It gives you a guide on how to overcome such obstacles by some of the lessons and experiences of Chika Ike . Bossing Up and changing her attitude, She changed my life. She chose to be happy, successful, ambitious, and driven, and you can too. This book will show you how to work around the obstacles and get your life moving smoothly . Chika Ike explains how She failed, how other people failed her and how she sometimes, somehow, got it right. Hoping that by sharing her mistakes, you won't have to make them. Mistakes such as allowing relationships to define her ,hiding away because she hated her looks, wondering whether all the hard work was worth the effort, being bullied because she was different, and more. Part 1 starts with 'Chikadibia, ' (which is her full name), explains her starting point and introduces the rest of the book in more detail (Self, Business, Society and Grace). Please dip in with both feet, and feel good. I hope your outcome is greater health, wealth, and happiness.
Many years ago, I fell in love with social media. I had no idea where the road would lead, but I went on the journey anyway. I saw the future and went with the flow and today I am happy to see how businesses are leveraging on social media. Writing this book was a challenge I took on because I wanted to connect with people around the world. This is not a presentation of a perfect person but one who is on a journey. A line in the song by gospel duo Mary Mary goes, “I just cannot give up now; I’ve have come too far from where I started from…” This song reminds me where I am coming from and where I am headed.
Second Class Citizen is the auto-biographical account of Buchi Emecheta’s emigration from Nigeria to London. It is a personal story that candidly depicts the challenges of living with a difficult and unfaithful spouse, of being a young mother with little money, and of the added challenge of racism.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.An eBook short.