Enjoy Literary Fiction from the Shores of Naija

  • WHY NOT?: Citizenship, State Capture, Creeping Fascism and Criminal Hijack of Politics in Nigeria

    It is not the best of times to be a Nigerian. In 2018, both q Brookings Institution study and one from the bill and Melinda gates Foundation projection provided evidence that Nigeria had become the most miserable place to be human on earth.

    Yet, in that same year, political primaries showed no measure of reflecting an effort to find leaders that could tackle the myriad of problems that confront what was once a country of promise. The pattern was of a criminal hijack of the complete domination of others in inpunity that beggars belief was the norm. An ambivalent educated middle class, by action, and inaction, had become complicit in 21st-century slavery generated directed by conmen wearing the toga of the politician.

  • Nearly All The Men In Lagos Are Mad

    ‘Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad’ is a collection of twelve short stories featuring characters with unique voices and stories that represent the diverse class, gender and ethnic melting pot that is Lagos.

  • In Every Mirror She’s Black | Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

    In Every Mirror She’s Black is a fast-paced, richly nuanced yet accessible contemporary novel that touches on important social issues of racism, classism, fetishization, and tokenism, and what it means to be a Black woman navigating a white-dominated society.

  • Olórò, the grandson of Fádèyí Olóró

    Olórò, the grandson of Fádèyí Olóró chronicles the story of a Sub-Saharan African country.A country balkanised and plagued with a vicious cycle of internecine crisis along tribal and religious lines, resulting in the desecration of its land and the waste of lives.

    It becomes obvious that its travails will not go away until a steadfast solution is devised.

  • Lightseekers

    Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The TimesSunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Observer, Financial Times and Irish Times.

    They already know who killed the men. What they don’t know is why.


  • The Upper World by Femi Fadugba


    Prepare to stop time with this extraordinary debut about two teenagers bound by fate and time, with the scope of a Christopher Nolan epic.

  • The Soul of Sabunda : A Reflection of the Biafra Civil War


    Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard. This book is a reflection of the Biafra Civil War that revealed the many secret evils by some sorts of presumed superpowers which led to the shackles of darkness in that part of the world till date.

    It is a fictional Story based on true life story. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It will satisfy anyone that reads this novel to bear in mind that, even through the valley of darkness, “the rising sun” will always come from the East.

  • The yNBA

    The yNBA is a commentary on law practice in Lagos that is anchored on its very relatable characters and very real stories. It tells of the oppression that pervades the legal profession and captures the very familiar conflict between old and new.

    The yNBA

  • A Line In The Sand: Stories Of Boundaries In Marriage

    A LINE IN THE SAND is a collection of fourteen short stories of people, across three continents, who reach a pivotal point in their relationships where they are forced to draw the proverbial line in the sand. The decisions that follow, in this culturally diverse and insightful work of fiction, are both irrevocable and liberating.

    For these couples: to surmount these situations in their marriages is to confront pervasive mindsets, navigate cultural biases and accept personal responsibility. From in-laws to infertility, money to manipulation, suspicion to support, adversity to abuse, the themes in these stories touch on pervasive issues in marriage.

  • Love is Beautiful When in Bloom

    There are seven short stories in this collection and they focus on love. Although they’re not specifically set in Nigeria, they are primarily about Nigerian protagonists. In Full Circle, an unhealthy relationship ends and a new one begins accidentally, the story is set in Nigeria. The Kiss That Meant Nothing is an intimate monologue from a lesbian about her unrequited love. A Rose in Bloom is about self-discovery. When a young single mother befriends a slightly older woman, she realizes she is attracted to her.

    In Can I Still Love You? a young man, hurt and heartbroken, encounters his ex and is motivated to fight for their relationship. A Binding Encounter is a story that deals with friendship, grief and the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy from a one night stand, but with a happy ending.

  • Chasing Fate

    What begins as a budding friendship in their native Nigeria soon sets the stage for more. The moment Nadia meets Anthony they become fast friends. When it is time for him to return to the U.S. after visiting his family, he promises to help Nadia should she ever get the opportunity to travel.

    Three years later, that opportunity presents itself. But the long-awaited visit to the States does not go as planned and Nadia is left to fend for herself. When she finally reconnects with Anthony, they spend a lovely weekend together and all seems fine until it is not. Anthony is set to marry another, and Nadia is left pregnant and without the man she loves.

    Her heartache opens an opportunity for her to find solace with Nick, an American man who gives her everything she has ever dreamt of, including the love she thought she would never have with Anthony gone. When a car accident takes her husband’s life, Nadia finds herself alone again. But a strange twist of events places her in an awkward position where she is forced to choose between helping the man who broke her heart or losing the most important people in her life.

    With more than fifteen years of heartache and a child between them, how will Nadia make this near-impossible choice, and at what cost?

    Chasing Fate

  • Love, Mide

    Love, Mide, is a historical fiction novel that follows the intriguing journey of a young girl, Ayomide Williams, a British-Nigerian child, who falls into power as the most important person in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following the anti-monarchy terrorist attack that saw the end of every member of the British Royal Family. Through her journal pages, which she kept throughout her reign as queen.

    Queen Ayomide I of the UK and the Commonwealth shares her journey with the audience as the first black person to ever sit on the British throne. As she navigates subjects of racism, acceptance, loss, control, love, and power, she takes us through her journey, in her words and recollection starting from when everything changed – finding out that her whole life was a lie.

    Set in the 1960s, this book is a beautiful blend of Nigerian and British history through the eyes of a fictional character who seems all too real to everyone who encounters her.

    Love, Mide

  • Costly Victory

    Costly Victory unveils the stigma and trauma often presented by a broken home, not only for the couple but for their children as well. Akudo, a teenage girl, found herself struggling to create a balance in being a mediator between her parents, a pillar of strength for her siblings’ lives, and a companion to her aunt. Not to forget, she had her own life to live. Exhausted, she almost lost herself in the process.

    Costly Victory is a captivating narrative tailored to dispense invaluable moral lessons.

    Costly Victory

  • From an Orphan to a Queen Esther

    From an Orphan to a Queen, novelist Titi Horsfall laces historical and biblical events with fiction, weaving a tender and vivid recreation of Esther’s journey. The biblical account of Esther is a story of deliverance and of prophecy fulfilled, through an amazing interplay of characters and divinely staged events. In this book, our heroine’s story comes to life as a tale of hope and personal discovery… a tale of a girl whose hopes and fears were not all that different from young women today.

    Chosen by the king, young Esther was forced to replace another wife, mother and queen. With the encouragement of her uncle Mordecai, Esther risked her life, revealing her identity as a Jew to influence the king to reverse an execution order against her people. Her brave actions forever changed the course of history. None of us get to choose the circumstances we are born into. Yet, as Esther’s timeless and inspiring story reveals, God takes pleasure in fulfilling His purposes through ordinary people with willing hearts.

  • Influence of a King

    Influence of a King spans the globe during a time of harrowing worldwide events—the Great Depression, the droughts of America’s Dust Bowl years, World War II and post-war developments—and captures the essence of faith, fate, and the power of choices. Can two individuals with nothing in common yet everything happening around them, including the choices made on their behalf, establish an uncommon love and fulfill a greater purpose?.

    Set in England, America, and Nigeria, this sweeping love story delivers an active perspective of tumultuous historic events, as well as the human interplay in interracial harmony and religious identity.

    Influence of a King

  • Heartbeat

    Collins Aranaka is a successful multi-millionaire plagued by the demons of his past. Having lost faith in love and the divine, his only real companion through all of this is his angel buddy, Amirael; who no one else sees but himself.


    He believes he is meant to remain alone until the end of time but then he meets someone that makes him hope in love again. He finds happiness and more with her but divinity seems to have more in store for him and his angel, something that neither of them wants to be a part of.


  • The Immigrant’s Quest

    A young man’s journey from his not-so-fortunate childhood to the future of his dreams is laced with challenges that questioned his success. In his quest for survival, he takes his nation along with him. He hopes he will arrive at that future with a country better than he used to know it.

  • The Girl In The Coven

    University student Joe and the mysterious but beautiful Queen embark on a relationship that changes Joe’s life forever, thrusting him into a strange world of weird erotic desires and sorcery. But a vicious witch lurks about, ready to strike. Initially, everything Joe touches turns into gold. But when Queen travels home one fateful day and fails to return, life for Joe takes a downward turn. Determined to find his love, he travels to a remote village, which harbors deadly secrets of ancient pacts with demons, sorcery, and witchcraft.


    There he discovers Queen has been accused of turning a fetus into a monster and is about to be destroyed by burning in a cleansing ritual. He barely manages to escape the village with his life. Joe tries to carry on without Queen but is tormented by terrible nightmares. On the verge of total collapse, Queen suddenly re-appears in his life, again. This time around they have to unite to fight off the forces bent on tearing them apart. In a frantic race against an evil witch boiling with the fury of hell, only true love, trust and sacrifice would prevent Joe from losing the most precious thing in his life a second and final time.

  • The Exorcist’s Wife

    A relatively normal delivery suddenly unleashed a chain of cataclysmic events after the newborn was discovered to have a strange birthmark and his mother went into a coma. Determined to unravel the mysteries behind the birthmark and coma, the young father, a burgeoning pastor, embarked on a perilous journey to one of Africa’s most violent areas in peacetimes where he uncovered a trail of fetish practices and diabolical pacts involving his wife.

    Events took a sinister turn when his inquiry developed into a murder investigation. Meanwhile, a psychopathic killer was hot on his tail, intent on preventing a deadly secret from being unearthed. But the pastor soon realized that to prevent his immediate family from being destroyed by forces beyond his control, he must solve a seven-year-old crime, ferret out a secret grave and bring the killers to justice. His ultimate challenge however was to wrestle his wife’s soul from the devil, a task he knew could easily consume him and those he cherished.

  • Unethical Or Not

    The sanctity of life is interpreted differently across diverse racial backgrounds, religions, and societies. As well, respect for the dead and the preservation of their memory is practiced in different, special ways by the different peoples of the world.


    Unethical Or Not is the story of Dr. Adeola Jemima Ajenifuja, a Nigerian gynecologist. She is born into the wealthy family of the Ajenifujas. Her life becomes one of turmoil after she employs her surgical skills to help preserve the lineage of her best friend (Engr. Chukwuemeka Titus Pahoose) who died in her arms, by extracting his sperm cells. Engr. Pahoose was murdered (extrajudicial killing) in cold blood by members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force.

    Unethical Or Not

  • I’m Not Dead Yet


    I’m Not Dead Yet is a suspense-filled story of intriguing love and a challenging forgiveness which begins with a joyful walk from the cinema that takes two young lads in their prime to different places, leaving their families clueless and grief-stricken. Benita, Obi’s sister soon recovers and returns to her unfinished project in school. Theresa, a young faithful Catholic girl, dedicated to her studies, while paying full allegiance to her father who upholds high religious standards for every member of the Akowe family, is uncontrollably swept off her feet.

    I’m Not Dead Yet

  • Rekiya & Z

    How far does Friendship stretch?…

    When Rekiya and Zaynunah met as teenagers, neither had any inkling this would be the start of a lifelong friendship. That the bond they formed so young would see them through the best and worst of time.

    An unlikely alliance, Rekiya is the unacknowledged daughter of one of the country’s richest men while Zaynunah is the Ibadan born-and-raised hijabi with a more modest background. Years later, a monumental loss tests the ties that bind them; in friendship, of family, of self, and healing.

    Rekiya & Z explores the themes of Time and its fickleness, trauma, loss and the varying realities of Muslim Womanhood against the backdrop of Africa’s most populous country.

    Rekiya & Z

  • Inferno of SIlence

    The first collection of short stories by this multitalented author entwines everyday events that are articulated in excellent storytelling.


    The title story “Inferno of Silence” portrays men’s societal challenges and the unspoken truths and burdens that men bear, while “Black lives Matter” shows the firsthand trauma of a man facing racism as a footballer plying his trade in Europe.

    Inferno of SIlence

  • Verity of Old

    Nyx had finally begun to find her place at Dalfeira, but when Cecily stumbled into her life with a piece of information Nyx needed, everything changed.

    Now Nyx – a wanted criminal – must return to the place she was held captive and tortured, and attempt another daring rescue. But when the eradication of magic wielders becomes blatant and a missing detail of her past comes to light, the stakes are suddenly raised.

    Loran’s Blade has been locked up and stripped of his title and name. Now as just Egan, all he has is the hope of Cecily’s survival. When a second chance at life is presented to him, he has the means to protect the ones he cares for – if he is willing to don a new identity.

    Verity of Old

  • African Romance

    African Romance is eloquent poetry in dialogue, the intriguing outcome of an estranged relationship. Tormented by a neglecting husband, Mallama uncharacteristically lashes out. Taunted by the profligate infidelity of her spouse and the outright ignorance of her kinsmen, she reproves the society….lamenting her woes as it were. The conversational style of the elegy turns and twists to a denouement of a wilful separation….he to his philandering, she into the warm embrace of a cocooned admirer. The universal hopelessness of the romance is aptly captured by a dim-wit.

    African Romance

  • The Lady of the Glass House

    Àpèkẹ́ chose to be different and she connected them all.

    Eighty years before she was born, on a cold winter day in the city of London, a dying man prayed for his newborn son and his generations yet unborn before breathing his last.

    In the sleepy and hilly settlement of Odòde Ìdànrè in the Southern Protectorate, a grandmother defied a mandate and gave her life to save her daughter and grandson.

    Àpèkẹ́ fought for her business empire and chose to forgive an emotional wrong that occurred in her youth.

    The Lady of the Glass House is the story of a young woman who broke cultural expectations to defy the odds. Her courageous and tenacious spirit led her to fight for a future that wasn’t in her past, one which generations before her never dreamt of.

  • The Evidence

    The services of Frederick, a dismissed Police Inspector who work as an unlicensed investigator, were contracted by Olabisi Ilesanmi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). Ilesanmi wanted to track down his wife – Fadeke, whom he suspects of infidelity. Frederick recruited Raphael, his friend, and a professional photographer and as both men staked out waiting for Fadeke by the hotel she was scheduled to visit her suspected lover, a group of armed robbers, led by George started robbing the bank adjacent to their stakeout location.

    The Evidence


    At a time when the world appears to be going topsy-turvy, it is more important than ever to speak to the private battles we fight every day.

    In IT RUNS DEEP, you are given access to the life behind the mask of fifteen people with similar and yet distinctively different stories.

    Stories of betrayal, heartbreak, drug abuse, unemployment, addiction, sexual abuse, heart-wrenching loss, severe life changes, restoration, freedom, and much more.

    Real and relatable stories.

    Stories of real pain that runs deep indeed.

    There, however, is something that runs deeper. This book reminds the reader that no situation is entirely hopeless, and there is always help available, no matter how dark it is right now and how much you want to throw in the towel and end it all. Indeed, it is a call for the reader to hang in there and hang on to life.