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Niyi Osundare's poetry, as exemplified in this volume, portrays the realism of a keen and critical intelligence.Paper back Pages: 423 Author: Niyi Osundare
A masterly, haunting novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half of a Yellow Sun recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, and the chilling violence that followed.
Ezeulu, headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat - from his rivals in the tribe, from those in the white government and even from his own family.
Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption.
Set in medieval Paris, against the backdrop of the brooding Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Hugo’s take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast tells of the hunchbacked, grotesque bellringer, Quasimodo.
This book makes a unique contribution to the literature on Pan-Africanism by providing lively biographical essays of 36 major Pan-African figures by a diverse and prominent group of African, Caribbean, and African-American scholars. They examine historical and contemporary Pan-Africanism as an ideology of emancipation and unity.
Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of world literature.
Beyond the confines of the African continent, Yoruba civilisation has played a very significant role in the expansion and establishment of Black Africa’s presence. This book draws our attention to the palpable influence of Yoruba religion, philosophy, politics, economics, dress and fashion, food, music, literature, visual, verbal and performing arts in...