Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Reviewer: Emeka Ugwu

Emeka Ugwu is a Data Analyst who lives in Lagos.
By Emeka Ugwu Title: Grace and Other Stories Author: Bongani Sibanda Publisher: Weaver Press Number of pages: 92 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Fiction ‘An eye for an eye and an ear for an ear may not be adequate in...
By Emeka Ugwu Title: The King’s Wages Author: Augustine Brempong Publisher: Langaa RPCIG Number of pages: 140 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Drama ‘Literature is, for us, in fact, a social discourse, (because it) is in varying degrees, defined...

The Naguib Mahfouz Reader: Portrait of a Novelist as a Historian

By Emeka Ugwu Title: The Naguib Mahfouz Reader Editor: Denys Johnson-Davies Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press Number of pages: 327 Year of publication: 2016 Category:...

Igbobi Boy: The Crisis of Education in Nigeria

By Emeka Ugwu Title: Igbobi Boy Author: Adebayo Lamikanra Publisher: Amkra Books Number of pages: 307 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Memoir ‘he ‘default setting’ of nine out of ten is primordial, no doubt. But...

The Ghosts of 1894: Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide

By Emeka Ugwu Title: The Ghosts of 1894 Author: Oduor Jagero Publisher: KoaMedia Number of pages: 254 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Fiction ‘What happened in Rwanda happened to us all – humanity was wounded...

Melancholia and the Nigerian State

By Emeka Ugwu Title: Melancholia Author: Dul Johnson Publisher: Sevhage Publishers Number of pages: 73 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Drama ‘The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of...

Of Crimson Blossoms: How Much of the Nigerian Society Do You Understand?

By Emeka Ugwu Title: Season of Crimson Blossoms Author: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Publisher: Parrésia Publishers Ltd Number of pages: 347 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Fiction ‘The correlation of melancholia and mourning seems...

The Play with a Dual Mandate

By Emeka Ugwu Title: Silencing the Songbird Author: Bouchaib El Idrissi Publisher: Editions Ennawrass Number of pages: 133 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Drama   ‘Marrakesh is a hummingbird standing still in...

These Streets: Our Slum Dwellers Demand the Key to the City

By Emeka Ugwu Title: True Citizen Author: Oduor Jagero Publisher: KoaMedia Number of pages: 248 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Fiction ‘The street hadn’t changed. And I was raised on these...

Taxi Wars: Is It Anybody’s Business Whose Violent Stakeout It Is?

By Emeka Ugwu Title: Nobody’s Business Author: Thabo Jijana Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd Number of pages: 180 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Faction ‘The tragedy is not that things are broken....

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