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  • thebagusng - thebagusng @thebagusng 5 hours ago
  • Jumoke 
Verissimo's debut novel, #SmallSilence is a testament to its healing powers of the dark. 
Imprisoned for ten years for his activism, Prof, as he is popularly known, returns from prison a broken man. Unable to relate to the country he once fought for, he resolves to live a life of darkness, pushing away friends and family, and embracing his status as an urban legend in the neighbourhood, until a knock at the door shakes his new existence.

His new visitor is Desire, an enigmatic young woman who has grown up idolising Prof following a fateful encounter in her hometown of Maroko as a child. Tentatively, they form a complicated friendship, that grows from debates about life and politics, to their personal histories. However, the darkness of the room becomes a steady torment, as Prof’s inability to face his demons threatens to drive Desire away from good.

A Small Silence is an intimate and evocative exploration of Nigeria’s political history, the alienating effects of trauma and the restorative power of the dark and silence.

Out: 30th July 2019

Pre-order your copy of this powerful and evocative book, out July 30th! 👇🏿 https://t.co/iTRLP52uXZ https://t.co/PFrxhdAFWv

@cassavarepublicpress @awapointe 
#TheBagus #TheBagusNg #Literature #AfricanLiterature #JumokeVerissimo #DebutNovel #BookRecommendations #PreOrder #CassavaRepublic #Nigeria #PoliticalHistory Jumoke  Verissimo's debut novel, #smallsilence is a testament to its healing powers of the dark. Imprisoned for ten years for his activism, Prof, as he is popularly known, returns from prison a broken man. Unable to relate to the country he once fought for, he resolves to live a life of darkness, pushing away friends and family, and embracing his status as an urban legend in the neighbourhood, until a knock at the door shakes his new existence. His new visitor is Desire, an enigmatic young woman who has grown up idolising Prof following a fateful encounter in her hometown of Maroko as a child. Tentatively, they form a complicated friendship, that grows from debates about life and politics, to their personal histories. However, the darkness of the room becomes a steady torment, as Prof’s inability to face his demons threatens to drive Desire away from good. A Small Silence is an intimate and evocative exploration of Nigeria’s political history, the alienating effects of trauma and the restorative power of the dark and silence. Out: 30th July 2019 Pre-order your copy of this powerful and evocative book, out July 30th! 👇🏿 https://t.co/iTRLP52uXZ https://t.co/PFrxhdAFWv @cassavarepublicpress @awapointe #thebagus #thebagusng #literature #africanliterature #jumokeverissimo #debutnovel #bookrecommendations #preorder #cassavarepublic #nigeria #politicalhistory
  • Jumoke  Verissimo's debut novel, #smallsilence is a testament to its healing powers of the dark. Imprisoned for ten years for his activism, Prof, as he is popularly known, returns from prison a broken man. Unable to relate to the country he once fought for, he resolves to live a life of darkness, pushing away friends and family, and embracing his status as an urban legend in the neighbourhood, until a knock at the door shakes his new existence. His new visitor is Desire, an enigmatic young woman who has grown up idolising Prof following a fateful encounter in her hometown of Maroko as a child. Tentatively, they form a complicated friendship, that grows from debates about life and politics, to their personal histories. However, the darkness of the room becomes a steady torment, as Prof’s inability to face his demons threatens to drive Desire away from good. A Small Silence is an intimate and evocative exploration of Nigeria’s political history, the alienating effects of trauma and the restorative power of the dark and silence. Out: 30th July 2019 Pre-order your copy of this powerful and evocative book, out July 30th! 👇🏿 https://t.co/iTRLP52uXZ https://t.co/PFrxhdAFWv @cassavarepublicpress @awapointe #thebagus #thebagusng #literature #africanliterature #jumokeverissimo #debutnovel #bookrecommendations #preorder #cassavarepublic #nigeria #politicalhistory
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  • thebookishafrican - The Bookish African @thebookishafrican 15 hours ago
  • Abenyadi! #Bookishafricans ⁣
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#thebookishafrican #facts #buchiemecheta #joysofmotherhood #theslavegirl #secondclasscitizen #gwendolen #africanwriterseries #africanliterature Abenyadi! #bookishafricans ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Buchi Emecheta⁣ ⁣ • Was born and bred in Lagos of the 40s and 50s. She emigrated to London in the 60s.⁣ ⁣ • Attended Methodist Girls School, Lagos; London University (Sociology); and received an Honourary PhD from Farleigh Dickinson University (Literature).⁣ ⁣ • Published her first book "In the Ditch" in 1972. And her last book "The New Tribe" in 2000.⁣ ⁣ • Had her first ever manuscript burnt by her husband.⁣ ⁣ • Won the Jock Campbell Awards in 1978. Was made an OBE in 2005. Featured in 2018, on the list of top 100 women who have changed the world (British History Magazine).⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Which of her iconic books have you read? ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #thebookishafrican #facts #buchiemecheta #joysofmotherhood #theslavegirl #secondclasscitizen #gwendolen #africanwriterseries #africanliterature
  • Abenyadi! #bookishafricans ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Buchi Emecheta⁣ ⁣ • Was born and bred in Lagos of the 40s and 50s. She emigrated to London in the 60s.⁣ ⁣ • Attended Methodist Girls School, Lagos; London University (Sociology); and received an Honourary PhD from Farleigh Dickinson University (Literature).⁣ ⁣ • Published her first book "In the Ditch" in 1972. And her last book "The New Tribe" in 2000.⁣ ⁣ • Had her first ever manuscript burnt by her husband.⁣ ⁣ • Won the Jock Campbell Awards in 1978. Was made an OBE in 2005. Featured in 2018, on the list of top 100 women who have changed the world (British History Magazine).⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Which of her iconic books have you read? ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #thebookishafrican #facts #buchiemecheta #joysofmotherhood #theslavegirl #secondclasscitizen #gwendolen #africanwriterseries #africanliterature
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  • remythequill - rémythequill @remythequill 1 day ago
  • Since December, 2018, I’ve been fortunate to have seven of my stories picked up: @litromedia (UK) published “Yog’hurt (or, “Just Breathe), @afreada (UK) picked up “Figures Of Preach”, The Amistad (US) chose “Crunch, Green Apples (or, Omo)”, and @joburgreview (RSA) chose “The Neighbourhood Watch” for its fiction issue—a story that sat with me for the longest time. The Kalahari Review will publish “Suikerbosie” on June, 18, and Azure will publish “Sofa, So Good, Sort Of (or, John Muafangejo” in the coming months.

On 12 July, “From The Lost City Of Hurtlantis To The Streets Of Helldorado (or, Franco)” will finally make its way into the world in AC’s ninth issue. I’m glad that readers on the African continent can read the issue online. In accepting the piece, the AC editors said they “were completely taken with your narrative voice, and moved by your insights into male friendship, breakups, and the process of care and accountability. You’ve spun a funny, honest, and remarkable story, one that stuck with us long after reading.” What an acceptance letter.

Of the writings that’ve been chosen for publication, I admit “Hurtlantis” is a story I guarded fiercely—I didn’t want it out in the world being rejected. (I didn’t know how I’d take it if someone said “it isn’t right for our issue right now...all the best with...”—nah, fam.) But when I came across @americanchordata and read some of their previous issues, I felt compelled to let Franco and his story go. I’m glad I did.

Working with the Chordata team has been one of the most educational editorial experiences I’ve had—I’ve learned so much about the writing craft, about changing the axis of a story so it spins longer, about quartering dead limbs to save the whole, and breathing life into empty room corners. I’ve been spoiled by the editorial experience the AC team has, the care they’ve lavished on my story, and the inclusive, consultative approach they took when helping me to craft my story. Mostly, though, I’m just happy Franco finally has a home.

#remythequill #windhoek #namibia #africa #americanchordata #shortstory #story #write #writer #writing #read #reader #reading #literature #africanliterature Since December, 2018, I’ve been fortunate to have seven of my stories picked up: @litromedia (UK) published “Yog’hurt (or, “Just Breathe), @afreada (UK) picked up “Figures Of Preach”, The Amistad (US) chose “Crunch, Green Apples (or, Omo)”, and @joburgreview (RSA) chose “The Neighbourhood Watch” for its fiction issue—a story that sat with me for the longest time. The Kalahari Review will publish “Suikerbosie” on June, 18, and Azure will publish “Sofa, So Good, Sort Of (or, John Muafangejo” in the coming months. On 12 July, “From The Lost City Of Hurtlantis To The Streets Of Helldorado (or, Franco)” will finally make its way into the world in AC’s ninth issue. I’m glad that readers on the African continent can read the issue online. In accepting the piece, the AC editors said they “were completely taken with your narrative voice, and moved by your insights into male friendship, breakups, and the process of care and accountability. You’ve spun a funny, honest, and remarkable story, one that stuck with us long after reading.” What an acceptance letter. Of the writings that’ve been chosen for publication, I admit “Hurtlantis” is a story I guarded fiercely—I didn’t want it out in the world being rejected. (I didn’t know how I’d take it if someone said “it isn’t right for our issue right now...all the best with...”—nah, fam.) But when I came across @americanchordata and read some of their previous issues, I felt compelled to let Franco and his story go. I’m glad I did. Working with the Chordata team has been one of the most educational editorial experiences I’ve had—I’ve learned so much about the writing craft, about changing the axis of a story so it spins longer, about quartering dead limbs to save the whole, and breathing life into empty room corners. I’ve been spoiled by the editorial experience the AC team has, the care they’ve lavished on my story, and the inclusive, consultative approach they took when helping me to craft my story. Mostly, though, I’m just happy Franco finally has a home. #remythequill #windhoek #namibia #africa #americanchordata #shortstory #story #write #writer #writing #read #reader #reading #literature #africanliterature
  • Since December, 2018, I’ve been fortunate to have seven of my stories picked up: @litromedia (UK) published “Yog’hurt (or, “Just Breathe), @afreada (UK) picked up “Figures Of Preach”, The Amistad (US) chose “Crunch, Green Apples (or, Omo)”, and @joburgreview (RSA) chose “The Neighbourhood Watch” for its fiction issue—a story that sat with me for the longest time. The Kalahari Review will publish “Suikerbosie” on June, 18, and Azure will publish “Sofa, So Good, Sort Of (or, John Muafangejo” in the coming months. On 12 July, “From The Lost City Of Hurtlantis To The Streets Of Helldorado (or, Franco)” will finally make its way into the world in AC’s ninth issue. I’m glad that readers on the African continent can read the issue online. In accepting the piece, the AC editors said they “were completely taken with your narrative voice, and moved by your insights into male friendship, breakups, and the process of care and accountability. You’ve spun a funny, honest, and remarkable story, one that stuck with us long after reading.” What an acceptance letter. Of the writings that’ve been chosen for publication, I admit “Hurtlantis” is a story I guarded fiercely—I didn’t want it out in the world being rejected. (I didn’t know how I’d take it if someone said “it isn’t right for our issue right now...all the best with...”—nah, fam.) But when I came across @americanchordata and read some of their previous issues, I felt compelled to let Franco and his story go. I’m glad I did. Working with the Chordata team has been one of the most educational editorial experiences I’ve had—I’ve learned so much about the writing craft, about changing the axis of a story so it spins longer, about quartering dead limbs to save the whole, and breathing life into empty room corners. I’ve been spoiled by the editorial experience the AC team has, the care they’ve lavished on my story, and the inclusive, consultative approach they took when helping me to craft my story. Mostly, though, I’m just happy Franco finally has a home. #remythequill #windhoek #namibia #africa #americanchordata #shortstory #story #write #writer #writing #read #reader #reading #literature #africanliterature
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  • sooomanystories - Sooo Many Stories @sooomanystories 1 day ago
  • Anko @bazanye and Anita from Ggwa finally meet! She is making a living selling airtime squach cards and Anko passes by, is impressed and decides to 'kufela the chick.' Hilarity ensues of course! Click the link in bio and read on!

#AnitaEverything #MEiREAD #weekendreads Anko @bazanye and Anita from Ggwa finally meet! She is making a living selling airtime squach cards and Anko passes by, is impressed and decides to 'kufela the chick.' Hilarity ensues of course! Click the link in bio and read on! #anitaeverything #meiread #weekendreads
  • Anko @bazanye and Anita from Ggwa finally meet! She is making a living selling airtime squach cards and Anko passes by, is impressed and decides to 'kufela the chick.' Hilarity ensues of course! Click the link in bio and read on! #anitaeverything #meiread #weekendreads
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  • pushkin_press - Pushkin Press @pushkin_press 2 days ago
  • 'It was mind-blowing’ - @sissireads

Red Dog by Willem Anker (trans. Michiel Heyns) is the expansive story of legendary South African frontiersman and renegade Coenraad de Buys. This beautiful flatlay comes from Sissi’s review over on www.sissireads.com – head there to read more about this ‘unique literary experience’ 🐕 'It was mind-blowing’ - @sissireads Red Dog by Willem Anker (trans. Michiel Heyns) is the expansive story of legendary South African frontiersman and renegade Coenraad de Buys. This beautiful flatlay comes from Sissi’s review over on www.sissireads.com – head there to read more about this ‘unique literary experience’ 🐕
  • 'It was mind-blowing’ - @sissireads Red Dog by Willem Anker (trans. Michiel Heyns) is the expansive story of legendary South African frontiersman and renegade Coenraad de Buys. This beautiful flatlay comes from Sissi’s review over on www.sissireads.com – head there to read more about this ‘unique literary experience’ 🐕
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  • bookish.lady - Sian • 22•🇦🇺 @bookish.lady 2 days ago
  • Currently reading 📖Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s #thediversitybookclub pick for June so I’m looking forward to getting into discussing it.
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This is unrelated but I was tagged by the lovely @whattheredheadread to do a #goodthingsforbaddays post. I’m not going to tag anyone but please do the tag if you feel like it 😊
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🌳What’s your go-to-song when you are in a bad mood?  It depends what kind of bad mood but I will either want to listen to sad emo/punk/hardcore songs because I have a theory that sad music cheers me up (is it just me who thinks that?), which might include bands like the Wonder years, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, Bring Me the Horizon. Or I’ll listen to more cheerful chilled out singer-songwriter/folk songs by people like George Ezra, Angus & Julia Stone, Ziggy Alberts. .
🌳What cheers you up immediately? My dog, chatting with my mum, food (I will honestly admit I get hangry 😂), reading. .
🌳Who is the first person you speak to when you need advice? That would definitely be my mum, she always gives the best advice!
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🌳What is your go-to movie/book/tv show when you are feeling down? I’d say almost any movie because they’re good distractions. I would usually pick a book that’s going to be an easy, light read with a happy ending, most likely something like a contemporary romance. And for tv shows Gilmore Girls is always a go to show, also sitcoms. Also I’m a big fan of YouTube Vlogs. .
🌳Best way to get over a bad day? For me it would be talking to someone, trying to chill out and relax, if it’s related to a specific thing trying not to focus on it, going for a run (legit never thought I’d say that a while ago), reading, eating my favourite foods, especially cake! I honestly think my mood is often greatly improved by a nice cup of tea and cake 🍰 —————————————————
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #thingsfallapart #chinuaachebe #currentlyreading #currentread #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #africanliterature #africanwriters #bookworm #bookishtag #modernclassic #literaryfiction #penguinbooks Currently reading 📖Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s #thediversitybookclub pick for June so I’m looking forward to getting into discussing it. ————————————————— This is unrelated but I was tagged by the lovely @whattheredheadread to do a #goodthingsforbaddays post. I’m not going to tag anyone but please do the tag if you feel like it 😊 . 🌳What’s your go-to-song when you are in a bad mood? It depends what kind of bad mood but I will either want to listen to sad emo/punk/hardcore songs because I have a theory that sad music cheers me up (is it just me who thinks that?), which might include bands like the Wonder years, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, Bring Me the Horizon. Or I’ll listen to more cheerful chilled out singer-songwriter/folk songs by people like George Ezra, Angus & Julia Stone, Ziggy Alberts. . 🌳What cheers you up immediately? My dog, chatting with my mum, food (I will honestly admit I get hangry 😂), reading. . 🌳Who is the first person you speak to when you need advice? That would definitely be my mum, she always gives the best advice! . 🌳What is your go-to movie/book/tv show when you are feeling down? I’d say almost any movie because they’re good distractions. I would usually pick a book that’s going to be an easy, light read with a happy ending, most likely something like a contemporary romance. And for tv shows Gilmore Girls is always a go to show, also sitcoms. Also I’m a big fan of YouTube Vlogs. . 🌳Best way to get over a bad day? For me it would be talking to someone, trying to chill out and relax, if it’s related to a specific thing trying not to focus on it, going for a run (legit never thought I’d say that a while ago), reading, eating my favourite foods, especially cake! I honestly think my mood is often greatly improved by a nice cup of tea and cake 🍰 ————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #thingsfallapart #chinuaachebe #currentlyreading #currentread #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #africanliterature #africanwriters #bookworm #bookishtag #modernclassic #literaryfiction #penguinbooks
  • Currently reading 📖Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s #thediversitybookclub pick for June so I’m looking forward to getting into discussing it. ————————————————— This is unrelated but I was tagged by the lovely @whattheredheadread to do a #goodthingsforbaddays post. I’m not going to tag anyone but please do the tag if you feel like it 😊 . 🌳What’s your go-to-song when you are in a bad mood? It depends what kind of bad mood but I will either want to listen to sad emo/punk/hardcore songs because I have a theory that sad music cheers me up (is it just me who thinks that?), which might include bands like the Wonder years, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, Bring Me the Horizon. Or I’ll listen to more cheerful chilled out singer-songwriter/folk songs by people like George Ezra, Angus & Julia Stone, Ziggy Alberts. . 🌳What cheers you up immediately? My dog, chatting with my mum, food (I will honestly admit I get hangry 😂), reading. . 🌳Who is the first person you speak to when you need advice? That would definitely be my mum, she always gives the best advice! . 🌳What is your go-to movie/book/tv show when you are feeling down? I’d say almost any movie because they’re good distractions. I would usually pick a book that’s going to be an easy, light read with a happy ending, most likely something like a contemporary romance. And for tv shows Gilmore Girls is always a go to show, also sitcoms. Also I’m a big fan of YouTube Vlogs. . 🌳Best way to get over a bad day? For me it would be talking to someone, trying to chill out and relax, if it’s related to a specific thing trying not to focus on it, going for a run (legit never thought I’d say that a while ago), reading, eating my favourite foods, especially cake! I honestly think my mood is often greatly improved by a nice cup of tea and cake 🍰 ————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #thingsfallapart #chinuaachebe #currentlyreading #currentread #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #africanliterature #africanwriters #bookworm #bookishtag #modernclassic #literaryfiction #penguinbooks
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