• Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

    Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.

    A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach.

    But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.

    Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

  • Stepping Out: A Rookie’s Guide To Nigeria’s Politics

    I am not THAT OLD yet, but I ran a political campaign to unseat an incumbent and occupy the Oke-Ogun Constituency seat in the Kwara State House of Assembly.

    You don’t get to see 30-year-olds contesting for political office in Nigeria. I have done it, though unsuccessful, and here is my story.

    Stepping Out gives an account of some of the experiences of a young professional that decided to walk an uncharted path of partisan politics. It also gives recommendations on some of the major reforms that Nigerian political parties need to go through to ensure inclusiveness of the younger population in the political process.

    There is a part that talks specifically on what is required of you if you ever decide to run for any political office, at any level whatsoever.

    If you ever want to get involved in politics – contesting for a political office or supporting candidates for office – this is a book you must read!

  • Amazing Grace

    The early chapters of this book capture my early life and all the vicissitudes that characterized it. The middle chapters poignantly reflect my chequered career in the Nigeria Police. And the concluding chapters dwell on my quite intriguing foray into Nigerian politics. The very last chapter is my attempt to play Francois Voltaire or Jean Jacques Montesquieu, or even Louis Rousseau, in my attempt at combining both informed hindsight and pragmatic foresight to theories on how best Nigeria conducts its democracy and ensure a safer polity.

    Amazing Grace

    10,000.00
  • The Real Enemies of the Niger Delta

    The Real Enemies of the Niger Delta is the first-hand account of a Nigerian born and bred in the oil-rich but depraved Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Traversing his journey from childhood to his experiences as a professional, the author sheds light on his biggest influences, gives a no-hold-barred account of his service in the private sector and shares an honest account of his experience in the public sector where he is currently a Director at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

  • The Truths We Hold ( Paperback)

    Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, Senator Kamala Harris is committed to speaking the truth. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in a community that cared deeply about social justice and, from facing prejudice at a young age, Harris never hid her passion for doing what is right.

    Throughout her career, from starting out as a prosecutor right up to her position as California’s Attorney General, and now as a US Senator, her hallmarks have been applying a compassionate yet data-driven approach to the thorniest issues, whether it’s taking on the big banks or rejecting stale ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither ‘tough’ nor ‘soft’ but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might.

  • Awujale: The Autobiography of Oba S.K Adetona Ogbagba II

    The Awujale of Ijebuland is one of those few obas in his category whose opinions are respected because they can be trusted to be forthright even when they are wrong. He gives the impression in this book that only he, and a few of his friends including the Oba of Benin, Erediauwa II, the Akija of Ikija, Oba Adekoya, and Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III have demonstrated exemplary integrity in the face of pressures. This may be debatable but the truth is that since 1960 when the present Awujale ascended the throne of his forefathers, so much has happened to discredit the traditional institution.

  • Never an Afterthought: Private Sector Pragmatism to Government Idealism & the N-Power Success Story

    “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” – Proverbs 22:29Quoting the verse on diligence holds truer for no man but Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede. Before his appointment as SSA to the President on Job creation, Afolabi designed his own academy “SkillUp” where he trained young Nigerians in technical and vocational education to fill a lacuna of skilled artisanship in Nigeria. It was this passion and dedication to creation of employment opportunities that led him to government where he became the inaugural officer in charge of the N-Power component of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). In the pages of Never an Afterthought, Imoukhuede narrates his journey on the path of destiny and explains the reasons for the creation of the N-Power programme, its initial hiccups and enduring successes. He shows that the transparency and efficiency of N-Power’s operations can shine the light on how private sector pragmatism can impact government idealism.

  • This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

    Ilhan Omar’s career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen to global fame as a powerful voice in the Democratic Party’s new progressive chorus of congresswomen of colour.This Is What America Looks Like is a tale of the aspirations, disappointments, successes and surprises in the life of an immigrant and Muslim in the US today. This is Omar’s story told on her own terms: from a childhood in Mogadishu and four long years at a Kenyan refugee camp, to her arrival in America–penniless and speaking only Somali–through her triumphant election to the US House of Representatives and her journey beyond.In the face of merciless slander and constant attacks from opponents in both parties, Omar continues to speak up for her beliefs. Courageous, hopeful and defiant, her memoir is marked by her irrepressible spirit, even in the darkest of times.

  • Abba Kyari: Portrait Of A Loyalist. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of Public Service in Nigeria.

    Abba Kyari Portrait of a Loyalist, is a compilation of the good sides of the former CoS as espoused by his admirers whom I refer as The Good; the not so bad accounts by those who felt let down and sidelined in the course of discharge of his duty as the ears and eyes of President Buhari, but tempered their anger with a balance of disappointment and compassion, and whom I have categorised as The Bad; and the very bitter ones amongst us who appear not ready to forgive Abba Kyari even in death and make no bones about their willingness to dance on his grave if they find the opportunity, perhaps owing to deep feelings of hurt arising from the loss of loved ones due to direct and indirect actions of Abba Kyari who they love to hate.

  • Infidel

    Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright, curious, dutiful little girl evolves into a pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely, or more significant.

    Infidel

    5,000.00
  • Another Man’s War: The Story of a Burma Boy in Britain’s Forgotten African Army

    Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma in search of Isaac, the family who saved his life, and the legacy of an Empire. Another Man’s War is Isaac’s story.

  • My Vision Challenges in the Race for Excellence

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE’s unique development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub.

  • For the Record by David Cameron

    David Cameron is searingly honest about the key players from his time in politics. And he is frank about himself – the things he got right and the things he got wrong. He opens up about family life too, including the tragic loss of his eldest son.

  • There Was A Country

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart—a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

    There Was A Country

    7,000.00
  • Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

    Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.

    A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach.

    But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.

    Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

  • Stepping Out: A Rookie’s Guide To Nigeria’s Politics

    I am not THAT OLD yet, but I ran a political campaign to unseat an incumbent and occupy the Oke-Ogun Constituency seat in the Kwara State House of Assembly.

    You don’t get to see 30-year-olds contesting for political office in Nigeria. I have done it, though unsuccessful, and here is my story.

    Stepping Out gives an account of some of the experiences of a young professional that decided to walk an uncharted path of partisan politics. It also gives recommendations on some of the major reforms that Nigerian political parties need to go through to ensure inclusiveness of the younger population in the political process.

    There is a part that talks specifically on what is required of you if you ever decide to run for any political office, at any level whatsoever.

    If you ever want to get involved in politics – contesting for a political office or supporting candidates for office – this is a book you must read!

  • Are You Not A Nigerian?

    ‘Are you not a Nigerian?’ is a collection of non-fiction essays on the Nigerian condition, some of them satirical. These essays x-ray the Nigerian condition and highlight the many problems we face as a people.

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