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New Book Release: A Conspiracy Of Ravens

Finally, the long awaited novel, A Conspiracy of Ravens, from prolific writer Othuke Ominiabohs is out!

You remember Othuke right?

He’s the author of the captivating Odufa: A lover’s tale that i reviewed earlier this year. I have been anticipating this novel since i saw the release date, and true to his word, it was released on the 17th of September in Abuja. The book has had two unveilings already, at the Thought Pyramid Art Gallery in Abuja and at Terrakulture in Lagos.

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In “A Conspiracy of Ravens”, the author raises suspicion about the ongoing crisis in the Niger Delta, Boko Haram in the North East and IPOBs clamour for autonomy in the East, hinting at the possibility of a conspiracy that comes all the way down from the Civil War years.

A conspiracy of Ravens is a thriller that digs into the unrest in the Niger Delta and draws a connection between it and the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian civil war. It is the story of Tari, a Niger Delta militant commander and his battle to fight a war he believes in, and that of Alex Randa, a DSS operative tasked with the assignment of stopping him.

Tunde Leye (Author of The Guardians of the Seal) and Elnathan John (Author of Born On a Tuesday) are part of the few who have recommended the book.

Some book reviewers in persons of Buchi Onyeagbule, Alkasim Abullkadiri, Chioma and Dr. Lizzy Ben Iheanacho had a lot of positive feedback on the work. The reviewers in their assessment of the book all agreed the book came up at the right time and opens a new conversation of rethinking thriller genre in the Nigerian literary space.

Even though i haven’t gotten my copy yet, i expect that when i do it will be a wonderful read. Expect my review!

To purchase the book, click here to locate a bookstore around you. For those readers in Kampala, click here. You can also order the book from  and . Also available on Amazon and iTunes.

A super Nigerian thriller- J.J. Omojuwa (on A conspiracy of Ravens)

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Binti, Jeyifous and Afro-Futurism.

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Book Title: Binti

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Genre: Afro-Futurism, Sci-fi (Definitely not fantasy).

Pages: 55 more or less.

Synopsis: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.

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What is Afro-futurism?

I don’t know either… but i think Nnedi Okorafor has an incredibly good idea. 
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Talk Talk Tuesday: Reading Styles

Good morning Buff people!

So there’s this recent trend among book-bloggers, where they answer a bunch of questions concerning their reading syles/interests. Well, as the follow-follow that i am, i decided to the same for you guys. HAHA. Did you know, in my mind i have this vast range of audience that reads every single thing i post. Lol, let’s not ruin it.

Anyway, even though i was doing follow-follow, i decided to make it not centered on me but rather on my blog’s audience and on some randomly chosen voracious readers.

For this week’s questions, i got talking with Tony… not Tetuila, i’m afraid. But he’s so awesome, really. Tony is also a fan of literature. He writes too, even though he thinks he’s bad at poetry. You can read more of his work on Temisan’s blog. Without further ado, here we go: Continue reading


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Kalahari Review Feature: Many Faced Gods

Hey buff folks! 

My short story ‘Many Faced Gods’ is on the Kalahari Review. Read and be blessed lol.

For this Sunday service, I know the exact number of people wearing red. I do not like the colour red because my Father says it represents witchcraft. My brother is sitting beside me, but is too busy typing instant messages on his phone. He is the only one who dares to do this in my family: use a phone in church.

I allow my eyes search the crowd for my mother, even though I know exactly where she is sitting. The small church is built in a semi-circle and there are many partitions and seating arrangements to allow everybody see the preacher well. From the angle where Ibinabo and I are sitting, we could see almost all the church clearly. I now see my mother sitting at the second row of the church where she always sits.

Even though she is a Pastor’s wife, she still isn’t allowed to sit at the front row. Father says front row seats are for the men. Her hands are clasped tightly between her laps and she looks like she is squinting at the preacher. I don’t know if she is listening to the message, because she is just sitting like a statue. Her skin is the colour of dark chocolate and the kernel oil she rubs every morning, gives her a clean glow— even though it gives her a weird smell. Her long, black hair is now thinning. I can clearly see the purplish bruising on her neck, even though she tries to cover it with her scarf. I heard her telling Mama Tobi, the busybody, earlier, that it is an allergic reaction to a fake gold necklace. I don’t think Mama Tobi believes her though. I think my mother doesn’t know how to lie.

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