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Saturday, 8 July 2017

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Equip Your Library with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Books Collection at Discounted Prices

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977,  is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction.  In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature". Adichie, who was born in the city of Enugu, grew up the fifth of six children in an Igbo family in the university town of Nsukka. Her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was a professor of statistics at the university, and her mother, Grace Ifeoma, was the university's first female registrar.
Adichie studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. During this period, she edited The Compass, a magazine run by the university's Catholic medical students. At the age of 19, Adichie left Nigeria for the United States to study communications and political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She soon transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University to be near her sister, who had a medical practice in Coventry.

She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern, with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2001. In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale University.

Adichie was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005–06 academic year. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She was also awarded a 2011–12 fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Adichie divides her time between Nigeria, where she teaches writing workshops, and the United States. In 2016 she was conferred an honorary degree - Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, by Johns Hopkins University. In 2017 she was conferred an honorary degree - Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, by Haverford College. 


Purple Hibiscus (Published 2003)

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim; it was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (2005). Purple Hibiscus is the story of Kambili, a self-effacing, teenage girl coming of age in Eastern Nigeria. Living in too-sheltered privilege, and at once in awe and fear of her fanatic, violent father, Kambili's world starts to fall apart after she and her brother are sent from home to briefly visit an aunt and their cousins. There, they learn about love and laughter, and so return to their strict, silent home forever changed.... Internationally acclaimed, winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Best First Book in 2005, Purple Hibiscus marked the debut of an astonishing literary talent. Purple Hibiscus is now on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) list for Literature. 

Half of a Yellow Sun (Published 2006)

Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), named after the flag of the short-lived nation of Biafra, is set before and during the Nigerian Civil War. It received the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Half of a Yellow Sun recounts the lives of three characters caught up in events larger than themselves. Ugwu, a young houseboy working for an idealistic university professor. Olanna, the professor's mistress, and Richard, a British expatriate in love with Olanna's twin sister, Kainene. Their relationships are thrown into jeopardy when Richard spends one drunken night with Olanna, and as the war escalates. Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a film of the same title directed by Biyi Bandele, starring BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and BAFTA award-winner Thandie Newton, and was released in 2014.

The Thing Around Your Neck (Published 2009)

In ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’ (published in 2009); Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.
Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.



Americanah (Published 2013)

Americanah is a fearless novel set in Nigeria, England and America. It boldly takes on issues both big and small: love, race, home, hair, Obama, immigration, and self-invention. In the early 1990s, under Abacha’s government, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. People are leaving the country if they can and Ifemelu leaves for America, where alongside defeats and triumphs, she confronts the inevitable question of race. Obinze, unable to join her in America, goes on to live as an illegal immigrant in London. After several years they have both achieved success — Ifemelu as a popular blogger about race, and Obinze as a wealthy man in the now democratic Nigeria. When Ifemelu decides to return to Nigeria, she and Obinze must both make the biggest decision of their lives. Americanah, an exploration of a young Nigerian encountering race in America, was selected by the New York Times as one of The 10 Best Books of 2013. In March 2017, Americanah was picked as the winner for the "One Book, One New York" program, part of a community reading initiative encouraging all city residents to read the same book.
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We Should All Be Feminists (Published 2014)

What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics.


Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Published 2017)

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today–written as a letter to a friend.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.
Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

Watch One of Her Best Video Below: The Danger of a Single Story.

 
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Friday, 23 June 2017

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Blood Contract: An Adventure Set in the Dangerous Swamps of the Niger-Delta

Ken (Kenawari) left his village in the Niger Delta region many years ago, carrying with him emotional scars. However, he did make a life for himself in the city and built a reputation as a slick troubleshooter in inter-village disputes, of which there were many. He was one of the best operators on the books of the private security firm he worked for.
Then it happened. There was trouble in his tribal home. Reluctantly he agreed to return. Not only has he got to settle a dispute that resulted in kidnapping, and tread gingerly through the political minefield of the region - including local robber barons, but he also has to face the most fearsome obstacles of all - his past.

Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past. Most of all, Biola Olatunde provides the reader with a vivid social commentary of the lives and challenges of those who live in this most neglected of corners of the earth.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Biola Olatunde's novel Blood Contract gives us an insight into the world of the Niger Delta and its people, through the eyes of the hero Kenewari, who is asked to go back to his home after many years away to negotiate the release of a captive.
- Jack Eason
This is merely a glimpse into a world a lot of Westerners would not understand. Educational but at the same time a fabulous adventure, Biola has managed to give us a window into her world and the lives of so many. The authentic dialect and stunning setting complement each other perfectly. A great read.
- Miss E. Carpenter
This is an entertaining story and educational too. It was fascinating delving into the politics, customs and view-points of the people in a region of the world I'm unfamiliar with. It's like an alien landscape but at the same time, it is also familiar.
Following Ken on his troubled journey home, with his unique blend of the old and new traditions, makes it easier for us to identify with. The excitement comes from his negotiation work in an area of the world that is violent and hostile for the unwary, and in his deep and troubled past with his family and his tribe. Good stuff and a good read. Excellent work.
- Elizabeth Lang

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Biola Olatunde is a writer,poet and blogger. Numen is the last of her trilogy of the Numen series. Over the years Biola has been preoccupied with the effects of her culture, on her people. Puzzled by the contradictions of faith, politics and the simplicity of tradition, Biola has tried to understand.

I wrote the Numen series as an act of appeal and rebellion. While I lived in the Northern part of my country I had been given terrible tales of the ritualistic South West. Some nights I stayed awake, terror stricken by the wild tales by the moonlight.

Then my maternal grandmother saved my sanity when she softly told me stories of love, goddesses and gods and said I had nothing to fear’

Biola has been writing consistently for almost forty years now. From simple love plays in her days as presenter with Radio Lagos to intervention drama series for international organizations like UNFPA, USAID/STAYWELL, ARDA/UNICEF, on issues of reproductive health, parenting, HIV/AIDS etc to stories on disability education and awareness by some NGOs.

Some of her notable writings made into television series include I NEED TO KNOW, Grapes of Pain, A share of the sun, Blood on their hands to mention just a few.

She has also self published a few novels and poems, being part of Poetry Anthologies nationally and internationally.

Her novels with IFWG publishing are:
Blood Contract
Numen Yeye
Sunset Tales ebook
Rose of Numen

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

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My Dialogue With Nigeria: Gen. Alani Akinrinade

The story of General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade is a very interesting one. After attending a course at Forte Benning, United States, the military authorities in the US offered an extra course, para-trooping. While all his colleagues who attended the earlier course turned down the offer, Akinrinade grabbed it with both hands. Always seeking knowledge, no wonder his meteoric rise in the military was due to nothing more than focus, diligence and hard work.
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Akinrinade was one of the Nigerians who fled the country at the height of the struggle to reclaim the June 12, 1993 presidential mandate of MKO Abiola, to form what became known as the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO. To him, the real problem with Nigeria is its structure.

Almost 50 years after the Nigerian civil war ended, the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), has regretted his participation in the war fought to keep Nigeria one. Nonagenarian and elder statesman, Chief Femi Olopade, disclosed this at the presentation of Akinrinade’s book titled: ‘My Dialogue With Nigeria’ at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos. Olopade, who was the Chairman of the occasion, said based on what has been happening in the polity over the years, Akinrinade has now become the chief proponent of the restructuring of Nigeria in order to save it from imminent collapse.

Akinrinade was one of the Nigerians who fled the country at the height of the struggle to reclaim the June 12, 1993 presidential mandate of MKO Abiola, to form what became known as the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO. To him, the real problem with Nigeria is its structure.
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Part of the book, My Dialogue With Nigeria, tells us that Akinrinade, as Chief of Army Staff, at age 41 in 1981, “had hoped that then President Shehu Shagari would use the office of Chief of Army Staff to foster better relations with the armed forces. But Akinrinade did not have the opportunity to effect his vision. Just six months later, he was redeployed as Chief of Defence Staff, from which position he resigned six months later in October 1981 – from the army and government. He was aged only 42. His reasons? I didn’t have the powers to do exactly what I wanted to do. Perhaps, I was not patient enough, or didn’t seem to see any serious indication from the powers that be that they would allow me to do exactly what I wanted to do.” The book is to be launched on Wednesday in Lagos. But it is just a prelude to his memoirs that are still in the works. His views on President Muhammadu Buhari, the untold stories of the civil war of which he is a hero, why corruption thrives in Nigeria and the urgent need for restructuring, as captured in this interview, brief as they are, tells you that the book, My Dialogue With Nigeria, and his coming memoirs, are a must read.

At the launching of the book which saw a galaxy of who is who in Nigerian military and politics including Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga; Alex. Duduyemi, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo, who served under Akinrinade as an officer; Governors of Ondo and Osun States, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and  Rauf Aregbesola respectively; Chief Bisi Akande; Gen. David Jemibewon (rtd); Deputy Managing Director of THISDAY Newspapers, Mr. Kayode Komolafe; Lady Maiden Ibru; Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (rtd); Gen. Godwin Alabi-Isama (rtd) and Mr. Tunde Rahman who represented Senator Bola Tinubu, among others, the book reviewer, Prof. Adebayo Williams, disclosed that the book was not a memoir of the General but a compendium of speeches, presentations and opinions over the course of time.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

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LIST OF APPROVED PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENTS

This publication contains a comprehensive list of Private Universities in Nigeria approved by the National University Commission as at the year 2016/2017. The list is compiled in a serial order according to the year they were founded and establishment by different Private Individuals, Private Organizations, Private Business owners, Entrepreneurs, Churches, Mosques, etc. across Nigeria. This specific list is to support students, lecturers, researchers, parents and guardians any part of the Nigerian states that intends to apply for any of the Universities/Institutions to know the approved and accredited courses offered by these schools.
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA – APPROVED BY NUC
S/N
PRIVATE INSTITUTION
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
1.
Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
1999
2.
Madonna University, Okija
1999
3.
Igbinedion University, Okada
1999
4.
Bowen University, Iwo
2001
5.
Convenant University, Ota
2002
6.
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
2002
7.
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
2002
8.
American University of Nigeria, Yola
2003
9.
Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
2005
10.
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
2005
11.
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
2005
12.
Caritas University, Amorji-Nke, Enugu
2005
13.
CETEP City University, Lagos
2005
14.
Bingham University, Auta-Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa state
2005
15.
Al-Qalam University, Katsina
2005
16.
Renaisance University, Enugu
2005
17.
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State
2005
18.
Leads City University, Ibadan, Oyo State
2005
19.
Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
2005
20.
Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee University)
2005
21.
Crescent University, Abeokuta
2005
22.
Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
2005
23.
Universiity of Mkar, Mkar
2005
24.
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeja-Arakeji, Osun State
2006
25.
Caleb University, Lagos
2007
26.
Fountain University, Osogbo
2007
27.
Obong University, Obong Ntak
2007
28.
Salem University, Lokoja
2007
29.
Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
2007
30.
Veritas University, Abuja
2007
31.
Wesley University of Science  & Technology, Ondo
2007
32.
Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
2007
33.
The Achievers University, Owo
2007
34.
African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
2007
35.
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
2009
36.
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuoma-Nike, Enugu State
2009
37.
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
2009
38.
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
2009
39.
Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
2009
40.
Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, River state
2009
41.
Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
2009
42.
Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
2011
43.
Baze University, Abuja
2011
44.
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State
2011
45.
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
2011
46.
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
2012
47.
Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
2012
48.
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
2012
49.
McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
2012
50.
Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State
2012
51.
Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos state
2015
52.
Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
2015
53.
Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
2015
54.
Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
2015
55.
Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
2015
56.
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
2015
57.
Mountain Top University, Ogun State
2015
58.
Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
2015
59.
Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
2015
60.
Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta state
2015
61.
Hezekiah University, Umudi,, Imo State

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