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This is a compilation of words in the Saudi Arabian dialect which will be useful for health professionals in interacting with patients and the community at large. The brilliant thing about this book is that the Arabic words are spelt out the way they will sound to an English speaker. It is a must have for anyone hoping to pick up on some of the commonly used words in no time and will stand as a building block as you climb towards full mastery of the beautiful language.
A Cluster of Petals is an eclectic mix of short stories that are as brilliant as they are varied. These stories have been written over a span of about a decade and a half and capture the literary growth of the author as well as the timelessness of words and tales. ‘Two right hands’ is the story of a child who has a conversation with his hands. Like the latter story, 'The Letter My Shoe Sent Me'; it provokes the reader to question what will be heard when the voiceless are able to speak. 'Madiba's Mole' also tows this line, with a fictional monologue of a mole on Nelson Mandela's face against a backdrop of xenophobic attacks. '7 days' is set in a boarding school in Lagos at a time when senior students were gods and masters to juniors. It is the witty and charming tale of a youngster navigating adolescence and a prophecy in which he is both the lead character and victim. 'The Mysterious Matter of Mallam Musa's Missing Murano' is the award-winning whodunit story of a man whose prize possession goes missing and everyone is a suspect. It is sardonic, funny and laced with a blend of Northern Nigerian Culture. 'How to be A Maga' is based on the true-life experience of the author and outlines the three basic things you need to get scammed. This book has a story for everyone and was shortlisted for the 2019 Quramo Writers Prize and the 2019 AFIRE Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature
Mallam Musa is distraught because he has just lost something very dear to him and thinks it is an inside job. This conundrum is bound to get solved, but some very shocking revelations will be thrown up in the process... Funny, exciting, sardonic and enriched with a lush blend of culture, this is one of those ones that would live a pleasant taste in your mouth.
A secondary school pupil in the boarding house is about to experience the strangest 7 days of his life. Will his wits help him survive the days ahead? Is it possible to outlive the days ahead? Equal parts funny, equal parts chilling. This is one of those ones that leave you wondering whether to laugh or shriek in fright. Do not be the chosen one.