Category Archives: Arts

Philip Efiong’s Book on #Biafra -v- #Nigeria Civil War


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Philip Efiong’s book on the Biafra -v- Nigeria civil war has been republished. His son Philip Jr alerted me of this. The first edition of the book was published over a decade ago. I have read the book myself and it is a valuable contribution to the civil war literature. Further details about the book are at the links above and you can buy it from Amazon.

 

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Discussion of Soldiers of Fortune – This Friday


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The Abuja Literary Society will discuss my book Soldiers of Fortune this Friday (February 17) at Salamander Cafe in Abuja. Contact @bagusmutendi or Cassava Republic on Twitter or Facebook for details.

The Best Books About #Nigeria


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Whether you are a seasoned Nigeria expert or trying to familiarise yourself with the country for the first time, here are the best books on or about Nigeria.

I and others compiled a list on Twitter under the hashtag:

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The Guardian also listed their best books on Nigeria at the links below.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/10/top-10-books-about-nigeria-barnaby-phillips

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/apr/23/best-books-nigeria-start-reading-here

Storified @Okadabooks Twitter Interview with Max Siollun


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If you missed my live Twitter interview with Okadabooks, you can see the Storified record of it here. I discussed a lot: Nigeria, is history, the state of publishing, and even jollof rice and puff puff!;-)

If you want to read sample chapters of my book Soldiers of Fortune, you can download a sample chapter or two here. Then you can decide whether to read more, some, or all of the book.

Interview with Max Siollun – This Friday, 1:30pm #Nigeria Time


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My book Soldiers of Fortune is now available as an e-book on mobile devices via Okadabooks. I will do a live Twitter interview on Nigeria with OkadaBooks this Friday,  May 27, at 1.30am (8:30am USA Eastern Time).

You can download the book here and get a N2000 Naira Okadabooks credit.

You can follow the interview on Twitter via the hashtag #OkadaRideWithMax

 

Max Siollun Twitter Interview This Friday – 1:30pm #Nigerian Time


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My book Soldiers of Fortune is now available as an e-book on mobile devices via Okadabooks. I will do a live Twitter interview on Nigeria with OkadaBooks this Friday,  May 27, at 1.30am (8:30am USA Eastern Time).

You can download the book here and get a N2000 Naira Okadabooks credit.

You can follow the interview on Twitter via the hashtag #OkadaRideWithMax

 

Soldiers of Fortune – Now Available on #Nigerian Mobile Devices


For those of you that are e-book fans, you can now buy my book Soldiers of Fortune: a History of Nigeria (1983-1993) and read it on your mobile phone via Okadabooks at the link below. You can read a sample chapter or two, or download the entire book for only $7.54.

http://okadabooks.com/book/about/soldiers_of_fortune/11201?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

You can read a review of Soldiers of Fortune here.

Readers Share Their Favourite Passages from Soldiers of Fortune


Many readers been posting images of themselves with their copies of my book Soldiers of Fortune. Others also sent in recordings of themselves reading their favourite passages from the book. Here is a selection of photos and readings by Munira Adama and Kingsley Ewetuya. Special thanks to Ewetuya who submitted a photo and audio reading on his wedding day!

https://youtu.be/nToCXds7XcU

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: My Father’s Kidnapping (#Nigeria)


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote in the New York Times about the kidnap of her 83 year old father in the New York Times:

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/opinion/sunday/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-my-fathers-kidnapping.html?_r=0

there was my own sad guilt: He was targeted because of me. “Ask your daughter the writer to bring the money,” the kidnappers told him, because to appear in newspapers in Nigeria, to be known, is to be assumed wealthy. The image of my father shut away in the rough darkness of a car boot haunted me. Who had done this? I needed to know.

The Role of Foreigners and Special Forces in #Nigeria’s War With #BokoHaram


Boko Haram has been the beneficiary of some training and equipment from ISIL,” Barlow continued. “Prisoners have told us that Boko Haram is and has been supplied and supported by ‘Europeans’ who have arrived in their safe areas by helicopter.”

Great five part series on the recent gains made by the Nigerian army against Boko Haram. Including the role of South African private military companies, Nigerian special forces, and new weaponry received by the army.

http://sofrep.com/40608/eeben-barlow-south-african-pmc-devestates-boko-haram-pt1/

http://sofrep.com/40623/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-2-development-nigerian-strike-force/

http://sofrep.com/40633/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-3-tactics-used-destroy-boko-haram/

http://sofrep.com/40675/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-4-rejecting-racial-narrative/

http://sofrep.com/40700/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-5-external-drivers-nigerias-war/#ixzz3XCPOpxYG