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5 Books To Read This Sallah

In the spirit of the Muslim Eid festival, it will only be best that we have a variety to feast on.   For a feast of the mind, here is a list of 5 books we recommend to you to read before during the festive break. The African Child by Camara Laye This novel as written by Laye describes his life growing up in the village of Koroussa in Guinea. He explains the supernatural powers his parents possess and why of all the goldsmiths in the village, his father stands out. Soon, he must choose between home or pursuit of academic success elsewhere. 2. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah In this book, the author takes a satirical attack at Kwame Nkrumah’s regime in Ghana and the period immediately after independence in the 1960s. It tells the story of an upright railway worker who resists the temptations of taking bribes and gratification much to the anger of his wife. Feeling increasingly guilty for his innocence, the novel portrays the theme of corr

Poet-Today | Age of Reason | Peter Kwanqe

Our young Poet-Today writes through the ages. Read his reason.   At ten, I thought I was lonely until someone came and sat next to me. At twenty, I thought I was the shadow of a lost ghost, until that person held my hands tenderly like a rose. At thirty I never knew I was beautiful and soft like a snow, I never thought my heart could actually beat very fast and slow until that person drifted close, until that person kissed my lips gently, gently, and raised a tent in my soul. At fifty, I thought I needed a space out of this sweet hell. He frowned and called me all sort of names. He said I was Jezzibel. At sixty, he went back to his mother's home.  I thought I was free and independent like a bird, I never knew I craved for a freedom and for a torment. And now, I stink here like the mouths of these politicos. I look worse than the pus of a dog. Most of it all! I lie here crippled and chained in this cage of corruption where crickets and

Photo News: Commemoration Of The Day Of The African Child In Minna.

Students across five selected schools in Minna, Niger state wore smiles with great expectations when the Amab Books team stormed their schools to commemorate the International Day for the African Child.   The event, which lasted 3 days from 14 – 16 June, commenced at the Maryam Babangida Girls Science College and rounded off at FUT Model School. Participating students were taken through a short talk on “Reasons and benefits of Reading” followed by a discussion on the goals of this year's celebration.   There was also talk on "Ending poverty" and showing of the award-winning movie on dyslexia “Enitan” by Chris Odey projected on a large screen. The students played educational games like Sudoku, Crosswords and The Mind’s Eye. A book reading session by Hadiza Mohammed, the author of 'My life As An Almajiri' was a high feature of the celebration at each school. The children were left elated as most of them went home with gifts of books from the Amab team l