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Readers with their Copy of #SoldiersofFortune – Gboyega (Number 29)


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Many of you have been posting images of yourselves with your copy of my book Soldiers of Fortune. To say thanks to you, I have been posting “shout outs” to say thanks to you for buying and reading the book.

The 29th shout out goes to Gboyega

Copies of Soldiers of Fortune can now be downloaded to Amazon Kindle from the Amazon website:

It can also be bought online from Buyam and Cassava Republic who can deliver directly to your front door:

other buying locations: –

  • Glendora, Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Patabah Bookstore, Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya mall, Surulere, Lagos
  • Jazzhole in Lagos, at 168 Awolowo Road, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Terrakulture, Plot 1379, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos

Full list of locations here: http://www.fortunesoldiers.com/where-to-buy/

Reviews: http://www.fortunesoldiers.com/in-the-news/

Readers with Their Copy of Soldiers of Fortune (Now Available on Kindle) – Number 26


Many of you have been posting images of yourselves with your copy of my book Soldiers of Fortune. To say thanks to you, I have been posting “shout outs” to say thanks to you for buying and reading the book.

The 26th shout out goes to Abdullahi Aborode.

http://instagram.com/p/wJgLTwDnuL/

Abdullahi also bought a copy of my first book “Oil, Politics, and Violence”:

http://instagram.com/p/wJgLTwDnuL/

Copies of Soldiers of Fortune can now be downloaded to Amazon Kindle from the Amazon website:

It can also be bought online from Buyam and Cassava Republic who can deliver directly to your front door:

other buying locations: –

  • Glendora, Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Patabah Bookstore, Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya mall, Surulere, Lagos
  • Jazzhole in Lagos, at 168 Awolowo Road, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Terrakulture, Plot 1379, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos

Full list of locations here: http://www.fortunesoldiers.com/where-to-buy/

Reviews: http://www.fortunesoldiers.com/in-the-news/

Readers with Their Copy of #SoldiersofFortune – Number 4: Ahmed Rufai


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Many of you have been posting images of yourselves with your copy of my book Soldiers of Fortune. To say thanks to you, I will be posting “shout outs” to say thanks to you for  buying and reading the book.

The fourth shout out goes to Mr Ahmed Rufai. See him above with his copy of Soldiers of Fortune in the Cassava Republic bookshop, at 62B Arts and Crafts village (opposite the Sheraton hotel) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Readers with their Copy of #SoldiersofFortune – Number 2: Abi Sonubi


 

Abi Sonubi pictured above with several copies of Soldiers of Fortune. Abi is also helping the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) to get several copies of the book to NNP members in the UK.

How to Get an Autographed Copy of the Book “Soldiers of Fortune”


 

The Nigerian Nostalgia Project group on Facebook is running a promotion whereby people can buy an autographed copy of my latest book “Soldiers of Fortune”. In the picture above is Nigerian Nostalgia Project member Abi Sonubi with eight (yes EIGHT!) copies of Soldiers of Fortune that he bought. Good man!

Click this link to get your autographed copy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NN6080.CWC/547047158687760/?comment_id=570551396337336&ref=notif&notif_t=like

Where to Buy Soldiers of Fortune


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I have been frequently asked (daily!) where my books can be bought. Here is the list:

SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE”

http://www.fortunesoldiers.com/where-to-buy/

ONLINE SALES OUTLETS:

Apple iTunes (iBooks) 

Amazon US (Kindle)

Amazon (UK)

BUYAM: https://buyam.com.ng/soldiers-of-fortune-nigerian-politics-from-buhari-to-babangida.html

CASSAVA REPUBLIC: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/collections/new-books/products/soldiers-of-fortune

IQRA BOOKS

KONGA

JUMIA

OKADABOOKS

TERRA KULTURE

There are also autographed copies for sale. Available here:

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NIGERIAN BOOKSHOPS:

However, if you wish to buy from a physical book shop, you can currently buy from:

Abuja

The Bookseller, Unity Plaza (by Biobak Restaurant), Area 11.

Cassava Republic bookshop, 62B Arts and Crafts village (opposite the Sheraton hotel)

Chapter Books, Omega Centre, Wuse II

Readers and Leaders bookshop, Ceddi Plaza

Salamander Cafe, Bujumbura Street, Wuse II

Call Silas on 0818 580 2634 if you wish to make a bulk order in Abuja or northern Nigeria.

 

Ibadan

Booksellers, Jericho Road.

 

Ilorin

Iqra Books, 14 Umaru Audi Road, GRA, Ilorin. 0803 382 4014

Kaduna

Hafiz Bookshop
Post office frontage, Yakubu Gowon Way, Kaduna.
Shop 17, A.O 1 Junction Road, Kaduna
08034040412

 

Lagos

Best in Books, 190 Awolowo Way, Ikeja

Glendora, Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi

Jazzhole in Lagos, at 168 Awolowo Road, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 480 5222

The Hub Media Stores in Shoprite, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki

Naks Supermarket, 3 Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island

Patabah Bookstore, Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya mall, Surulere

Quintessence, Block 13, Plot 44, Park View Estate, Ikoyi

Terrakulture, Plot 1379, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island

 

Port Harcourt

Books on the Loose (call 0814 872 6637)

Call Kofo on 0818 580 1657 if you wish to make a bulk order Lagos or in southern Nigeria.

WHERE TO BUY OIL, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE:

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http://www.amazon.com/Oil-Politics-Violence-Nigerias-1966-1976/dp/0875867081/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 (U.S. paperback)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/087586709X (U.S. hardback)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/0875867081 (UK paperback)

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Max_Siollun_Oil_Politics_and_Violence?id=t5Q78sVbLakC (hardcopy AND e-book)

http://iqrabooks.com.ng/details.php?code=1328463779 (hard copy from Nigeria)

Excellent Review of “Oil, Politics and Violence”


http://sentinelnigeria.org/online/issue4/max-siolluns-oil-politics-violence-nigeria%E2%80%99s-military-coup-culture-1966-1976/

Here is another excellent review of “Oil, Politics and Violence”. This review was written by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo and was pubished in Issue 4 of Sentinel magazine.

 

Max Siollun’s Oil Politics & Violence: Nigeria’s Military Coup Culture (1966-1976)

Book Review

By Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

In a recent piece in NEXT ‘Making the Next 50 Count’ (http://bit.ly/bThmiw) I noted a seemingly conscious effort to erase parts of our national history by making it seem like they never happened, letting them fizzle out of memory. In that piece, I argued; for us to make the most of the next fifty years of Nigeria’s life as a nation, we must go back to our history and for once take seriously the lessons of the past. If we accept that the last fifty years of nationhood has been more or less wasted, then, we must make a conscious effort to appreciate what made it a waste so we can understand how to correct the wrongs. All this is a function of history and that is what Max Siollun offers us in his book “Violence: Nigeria’s Military Coup Culture (1966-1976)”.

Besides the dearth of books on our national history and the near complete erosion of History as a subject of importance in our universities, it is saddening to note that most of the few materials available are mediocre and poorly researched, often betraying either an academic seeking to move up the ranks or a roadside hustler eager to make a quick buck selling books to “History students” equally eager to pass exams. It is in these two respects, standing against them, that Max Siollun establishes the credence of his work.

With evident objectivity, every page of the 268-page book exudes detailed research and is presented as a free flowing blow-by-blow account of events; Siollun carefully separates speculation from fact and myth from actual happenings. This book, a detailed expose on the first four coups and the Nigerian civil war, helps bring to fore what really happened in those years, who were involved and why they did what they did. Siollun packs his work with dates and names – all easily verifiable.

Popular for his many history laced political essays in Nigerian news forums both online and off, Siollun, who writes Nigerian history almost from an outsiders point of view, comes across as free from the ethnic chauvinism which limits the work of other Nigerian Historians. Siollun traces the history of the Nation before independence, particularly that of the military, and sequentially leads the reader on to the events leading up to the first coup, the counter coup, the Civil War and then traces the discussion further on to the two post-Civil War coups. The writer shows the relationship between all four coups. He highlights, in particular, the recurrent involvement of certain names, such as Babangida, Abacha, Yaradua and Buhari, in Nigeria’s coup plotting history and touches on the fact that for many years, coup plotting seemed to be the main agenda in the country’s military, quite like a culture, and how the failure to punish coup plotters helped to sustain the tradition and how this, in turn, led to instability in the polity and attendant underdevelopment which still stares Nigeria in the face today.

Siollun’s book presents new insights into widely held opinions, revealing what was hitherto not known in the public space about the working of the military and the inner happenings within its ranks, especially as they concerned the coups. It reveals that the January 15th 1966 coup, seen largely as an “Igbo Coup”, was essentially instigated by southern politicians working behind the curtain to unseat their Northern rivals and change the power equation. It also reveals the personal emotions, reactions and idiosyncrasies of the popular officers of the time and helps us understand them better, shedding light on why they did what they did then as well as their contemporary posturing.

It is generally held that there is always more than one angle to a story; therefore, many people would disagree with Siollun’s arguments or explanations on some of the events discussed in the book. This is expected and indeed the author does not pretend to have written an infallible history but has rather, simply, opened an avenue for reflection and knowledge sharing on our history. Another obvious inadequacy of the book is the fact that it covers just ten of our fifty years of national existence, this again highlights the need for other historians to rise to the challenge and tell the story after 1976.

This book is a good read, made even more easily readable by Max Siollun’s fantastic prose and use of simple language in a manner which takes away the oft complained at drabness of history books. I would recommend this to all writers, political commentators and indeed all persons who love Nigeria. We can not make the next fifty years of our life as a nation worth the while if we don’t appreciate where we are coming from.
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Ifedigbo, an award winning writer, is the ‘Features and Reviews’ editor for the Sentinel Nigeria Magazine
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Oil Politics & Violence: Nigeria’s Military Coup Culture (1966-1976)
Max Siollun
Algora Publishing, New York; 2009
268pp

http://www.amazon.com/Oil-Politics-Violence-Nigerias-1966-1976/dp/0875867081/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1286780632&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oil-Politics-Violence-Nigerias-1966-1976/dp/0875867081/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291582807&sr=8-1

19 Year Old Nigerian Author Gets Deal with UK Publisher


It seems that the future of African literature is very bright. With Achebe and Soyinka ageing, more and more young writers keep emerging from Africa. We’ve already seen the marvels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi, Tricia Adaobi Nwaubani…..

the latest addition is 19 year old student Chibubundu Onuzo who has landed a two book deal with UK publisher Faber. See an interview with her on CNN below.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/09/21/nigerian.authors/index.html?hpt=C2

Feel good story for the day. :-)