Book review

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FATE, NEMESIS, AND KARMA: A REVIEW OF FEMI OWOLABI’S ECHOES IN THE WEB BY LINDA ORAJEKWE

Echoes in the Web by Femi Owolabi, is a compelling thriller that weaves different characters from different spheres of life into a situation through one coincidence or the other. Echoes in the Web is a curious case of cause and effect in less than 24 hours with every character entangled in a web of chain … Continue reading

OLD WOUNDS RUN DEEP: A REVIEW OF ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ BY CHINUA ACHEBE

There Was a Country: a Personal History of Biafra Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe’s first book in three years richly rewards his admirers’ patience. It is the work of a master storyteller, able to combine seriousness with lightness of touch, even when writing about the terrifying events of a war that cost the life of one … Continue reading

THINGS LEFT UNSAID: CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE REVIEWS ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ BY CHINUA ACHEBE

Nigeria, at independence from British rule in 1960, was called the Giant of Africa. With a large population, an educated elite and many natural resources, especially oil, Nigeria was supposed to fly the flag of democratic success. It did not, and it is clear now, in retrospect, that it could not possibly have done so. … Continue reading

Killing me softly: A review of Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys

It’s uncanny how, in many ways, Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys is the story of me, from many lifetimes ago. After reading it, my first reaction was surprise – by the tears in my eyes and the realization that I’d been ambushed into a therapy session I did not know I needed. Then, in an epiphany, I … Continue reading