Friday, April 29, 2016

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - C. M. Okonkwo

Hello All,

Today's #FridayFeature author is... drum roll... a member and Ex-Co of ANA Lagos... more drum roll... myself, C. M. Okonkwo. Why me, why today? Well, because it's my birthday today :).

Let's get to know 'me' in 10 questions. See my responses below.

1/ What is your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

My name is C. M. Okonkwo (CMO). C for Chioma, meaning 'Good God.' M for Mildred, which means 'Gentle Strength' or 'Mild Power.' And Okonkwo means 'Born on Nkwo day' (a day in the Igbo week). If Nkwo is a Wednesday, then I'm definitely an Okonkwo. So in summary, CMO is a powerful yet gentle child of the Good God, born on a Wednesday, lol.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Rave: More Books at the Rave

Hello all,

Happy to inform you that "Road To Europe" will be available at the #BookRave at an unbelievable (discounted and affordable) price.

Here's what the book is about below:

Road To Europe

In 2012, prompted by the spirit of adventure, Ogbonnaya Kanu set off on his first unaccompanied and longest biking tour, with his faithful 2010 BMW R1200GS, codenamed Blanks, to ride from Lagos, Africa, to Europe and back.

Characterized by interesting food stops, peculiar border crossings, different degrees of culture shock, relationships with nature and her elements, and a rather unusual road obstruction, FD, Breaking Limits: Europe is more than just a guide for the adventurous biker.

Beautifully written, FD, Breaking Limits: Road To Europe will take readers into the heart and mind of a man as he travels alone on a road less travelled but with his goal always in sight.

What do you think?

Tell someone to tell someone to tell someone. #DontMissIt #BookRave #May2016 #NIBF

Literary yours,
CMO.

Book Rave: Poetry Books Representing

To all the poetry lovers out there,

Hello and Good news... 6 poetry books — 3 written by Eriata Oribhabor and the other three edited by him — will be available at the Book Rave discounted and affordable prices.

See the books' descriptions below:

Abuja na Kpangba an Oda Puem-Dem

Abuja na hevun, na Kpangba an Oda Puem-Dem na ogbonge kaind of puem we enibodi don rait sins 1982 wen Aig Imuekhude fest rait im Pidgin Stew and Sufferhead. Dis na di fest taim wi de si eni buk fo Naija langwej an di niu spelin fo Standad Naija Otografi (SNO) we naija Lanwej Akademi (NLA) tek dem oun han stamp. Dis puem buk na koret kombineshion bikos i konten nieli fifti fifti difren difren puem we konsain wi ol o Naijiria.

Friday, April 15, 2016

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Eriata Oribhabor

Hello All,

Today's #FridayFeature author is Eriata Oribhabor, a former Chairman of ANA Abuja.

Let's get to know him in 10 questions. See his interesting responses below.

1/ What is your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

My name is Eriata Oribhabor. Eriata means: Just how it's said, while Oribhabor means: Everything is in God's hands. So, just as it's said, everything is in God's hands.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Odufa - A Lover's Tale

Book Description:

When Anthony Mukoro discovers he cannot father a child, his whole world comes crashing.

In the arms of a new crush, Odufa, a beautiful girl with a past, he finds the strength to face his fears and live again despite the whirlwind that threatens to devour the union.

But nothing is as it seems as they plunge into the bowels of this serpentine romance which alters their lives forever.

Friday, April 8, 2016

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - Ogbonnaya Kanu

Hello All,

Today's #FridayFeature author is Ogbonnaya Kanu.

Let's get to know him in 10 questions. Enjoy his interesting responses below.

1/ What is your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

I was born Ogbonnaya Kanu. Ogbonnaya is a name from the Igbo tribe, which literally means “a friend of his father”. It also means “replica of his father”. Though, a lot of the time you might hear me being called FD or Fotodadi (Photo-daddy). Fotodadi is the nickname my first daughter’s nanny gave her after she was born, and that was because of her close resemblance to me. So when I got my first bike, I decided to have Fotodadi on the number plate, and soon after people began to call me Fotodadi and it has stuck ever since. Coincidentally, Ogbonnaya and Fotodadi have to do with resemblance.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: Twisted In A Positive Way

Book Description:

Spanning decades in the heart of Mushin, Lagos Nigeria, this coming-of-age tale of a charming heroine unfolds delicately and is based on the story of a young girl, Adaugo who faces difficult odds. The loss of a loved one and navigating cultural expectations and gender roles are major themes in this personal narrative documenting the growth and learning of a young girl with big dreams. As Adaugo listens to the still small voice within her, her growth from a young girl in boarding school to a precocious brave woman is studded with precious gems of divine insight. Her journey is one that any person, young or old will learn from as it illustrates the beauty and triumph of dreaming big and never giving up.