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A Tailor-Made Romance – A Review


The imprint Ankara Press was launched on Valentine’s Day this year along with six books to quench our thirst. I am surprised it took me this long to purchase what appears to be Nigeria’s very own Mills and Boons. A Tailor-made Romance is the first of the Ankara Press books that I purchased and downloaded. I started reading the novel at around 1pm and was done by 7pm. Bear in mind that it was a...

Cassava Republic_Publishing House


Cassava Republic is a publishing house that stood out for me when I first moved back to Nigeria. Cassava Republic was founded in 2006 and is based in Abuja. They are an independent publisher of literary and popular fiction, textbooks, coffee table, general interest and children’s books. Their mission is to change the way we all think about African writing.  I for one am looking forward to...

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – A Review


So I’ve read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives for the second time round and I think I was even more impressed this time. I read the novel again because I wanted to review it and the novel was no longer fresh in my mind, it may have been a year since I read it, so I took it from my shelf, dusted it and gave it another go. As usual, I’ll start off with the title. I have mixed feelings about...

Traditional Publishing vs E-Publishing


The truth is, for most writers, there is nothing like the feeling of holding your book in your hand, flipping the pages and reading your own words — I imagine it is something akin to giving birth. Many people have tried to convince me that print is dead. I always give the same response to that – you can’t cuddle next to a fire with hot chocolate in one hand and an iPad/kindle in the...

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