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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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  The story centres around the life of Celie, the novel’s protagonist. After being raped by her stepfather, she is warned not to tell anyone; otherwise it would kill her mother. Cowed by this threat, Celie chooses to tell God by writing him letters on the matter as well as other harrowing experiences she goes through. The stepfather, Alphonso (Fonso for...

Buchi Emecheta : The Joys Of Motherhood

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Nwokocha Agbadi is a proud, handsome and wealthy local chief. Although he has many wives he finds a woman named Ona more attractive. Ona (a priceless jewel) is the name he has given her. Ona is the daughter of a chief. When she was young, her father took her everywhere he went, saying she was his ornament, and Nwokocha...

Book Review : Purple Hibiscus

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Purple hibiscus is a story of the tragic disintegration of a family, seen through the eyes of a teenager, Kambili, who is herself a victim. The family in question-the Achikes- live in affluence, which is characterized by generosity and a great sense of religious devotion. It is this later attribute which, when perverted, paradoxically devastates the family. The patriarch of the family,...

Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

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Short Summary So long a letter is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by Ramatoulaye who has recently been widowed. The letter addressed to her old friend Aissatou is a record of her emotional survival after her husband's abrupt decision to take a second wife. His choice is Binetou, the best friend of their first daughter. She...

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

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The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of...

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

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The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of...

jane eyre by charlotte bronte- African rubiz books

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JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike...

Jane eyre by charlotte bronte-African rubiz books

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JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike...

Bliss by ADEYEMO E.O

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  Bliss is the first time I left my father seated on the couch with a cup of consternation. I told him that life sometimes comes hedging us in the corner of our closet, and the best step to take is not to stand against it in a feud and fight for freedom. I told him it is dumb to...

Lacerations by ADEYEMO E.O

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It pierced through my eyes and brain. And there was a gimmick coloured in red lightening. And the welder of souls cannot hitch fragments of fire into a solid wreath like promises – the strong silence that first melted with thick spittle when we were boated by labials swimming through blood and water to the way it used to be – the same...

A Poet in Love (For a girl I know by Olumofin Olasubomi

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Drown in those eyes swim their liquid depths, sing praises of her supple waist Lose yourself in honey at her lips… Today we stem the tide of words, w-a-i-t-i-n-g for the flutter of wings on eaves of the future, when we shall say to the storm – uncoil Not even time can tame the tales we have yet to tell There is a tale lurking in my eyes; its beginning is you,...

what love did to me; a mesh of blue and lilac – ADEYEMO E.O

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love told me that the moon shines till dawn – that the bulb budding bright in spring onions will keep succulence till winter. love told me that all things were tulips and all days lacked a night. love kept me fused on the rays of nostalgia till my liver cringes for the heat of promises – the day i...

When Poets Chase the Wind by ADEYEMO E.O

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Words will scamper in fragments like fingers intruding & seeking to hide under innocent underclothes… There would not be silence, because the heart would whine! Pleasure would mean a dance of duress. And when you ask what trope tamed a screaming script, you’d see that some protruding pen find their muse under sorrow, tears & blood – a pin...

No Man Child by ARÍYÀYỌ̀SÍ

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  I know I am no man child. I move from home to home, from state to state in search for my daily bread. I lay my back on hard floors in the open and under the unkind fear that many lock themselves from at nights. I've become fear even to fear itself, because it has nothing to take from...

untitled in the colour of the times by ADÉYẸMỌ E.O kàkàkíỌgbọ́n

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  the way that glowing lamps die in our hands like a rose for emily planted on a famished road punctures all promises that the sun will rise again. & like crimson in the skies, the hidden star that we seek to see turns dimmer than half of a yellow sun. here we are; meshed in dilapidated histories, jagged lacerations...

In Rains By Taofeek Ògúnpérí

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  sometimes when it rains, we go out of space and time, we dream freely like babies in the comfort of their mothers' arms; we believe again, we traverse the thin lines of our memories, joyous as lost chicks reunited with mother hens   when it rains, we hear the world in pleasant cosmic reverberations; when it rains, we are so cold wildfires become our friends, clothing us against icing like hopeless creepers...

Portrait of the Female Body as a Mystery of Music: A Duet by ADEYEMO E.O & AGUNBIADE KEHINDE

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Some songs are tempoed in mysteries— they sound like last breath of two hearts clamped together between nags & nostalgia. The curvy rhythms and the sounds of the night: this is the unit where the harp sings the loudest. And the wisdom that defies antonyms place peace against pleasure— Two hiking birds perch on a stream of unconsciousness. Tell me about the words that can't...

Waves by Taofeek Ogunperi

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Waves my heart bleeds as my skin sweats, as my eyes wet, as my hands shake, as my legs wobble, as my spirit dizzies, interfacing the lost faces like an innocent kid propelling a pictorial horse for a run       gums on my teeth, i don’t know how to calm the storm settled in my mouth – grief makes me repine between dis-eased silences and overweighed...