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Welcome to our Pre-order page, here you'll find all titles that will soon be available at our store, the advantage of pre-ordering is there's always going to be a discount, as these titles will be relatively cheaper than their standard release price.

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Pre-order Things That Start Small But Sweet by Bibi Ukonu

Title: Things That Start Small But Sweet
Publisher: Griots Lounge Publishing
Year: December 2017
ISBN: 978-978-9637683
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories
Award: 1st Runner-up,  ANA / ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES

Synopsis

For the better part of our lives, we pass through this struggle to live, to exist, to invest and to be heard. Our worlds stand in the gap between what we are and what we want to become. So, we work every day to break through that invisible border between planting and harvesting. Things that Start Small but Sweet is a collection of twelve stories about the lives of many genuine characters, faced with numerous challenges and tears, the desires to be heard. Each story, each voice, of a child in a slum settlement, of immigrant youths, of women that are uncertain, of the non-inclusive government and of the many voices that are not heard even when they scream. It is about suffering and smiling while living. It is also about happiness and the many victories of the urban poor, and also the rich that possess them. 

About the Author

Bibi Ukonu is an architect, poet and novelist. He is published online and in print magazines, such as Pyramid Magazine and Twilight Musings of the International Library of Poetry. He is also the Editor of City Designs Magazine and writes about Architecture and Sustainable Development. THINGS THAT START SMALL BUT SWEET is his second collection of short stories and recently won the first runner-up prize at the 2018 ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for Short Stories.

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Pre-order Chrysanthemums For Wide-eyed Ghosts by 

 Echezonachukwu Nduka

Title: Chrysanthemums For Wide-eyed Ghosts
Publisher: Griots Lounge Publishing
Year: October 2018
ISBN: 978-978-9688258
Genre: Poetry

Synopsis

A collection of thematically linked poems in seven sections, Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts explores the intersections of death, love, music, wine, and the otherworldly. In the pursuit of answers to gradations of relationships and absences, questions give rise to more questions delivered with captivating imagery, rhythmic variations, and humour.

About the Author

Born and raised in Nigeria, Echezonachukwu Nduka is a writer and classical pianist who earned degrees in Music from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kingston University London, UK. His work has appeared in Transition, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, River River, Bombay Review, Brittle Paper, Expound, Saraba, Jalada Africa, Afridiaspora, Bakwa Magazine, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, African Writer, Ake Review, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, among others. In 2016, he was awarded the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize. He lives in New Jersey. Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts is his debut collection.

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Pre-order The Colour of a Thing Believed by Bura-Bari Nwilo

Title: The Colour of a Thing Believed
Publisher: Griots Lounge Publishing
Year: December 2018
ISBN: 978-978-9688265
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

Synopsis

The Colour of a Thing Believed is a collection of 13 independent stories with powerful and daring themes that are laid out with all carefulness for storytelling and skilfulness of craft that enables easy flow and connection of what can be termed fictional realities. The characters are scattered around African societies, with hope or despair in their bags. The colour of what they believe in becomes what keeps these characters going and reshapes their paths into what becomes a conclusion or a life lived. This is a book about adulthood and owning up to situations that can be funny or not. The characters are not morally charged but are full of flaws and are eager to live their poignant lives as wilful creatures or fated elements. Using humour, myth, and elements of tragedy, these stories are defining of a particular kind of contemporary realities.

About the Author

Bura-Bari Nwilo’s fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in the Association of Nigerian Authors’ Review, Kalahari Review, Saraba literary magazine, Sentinel Nigeria, Ake Review, Brittle Paper, Bookslive.co.za, GuerillaBasement, Muwado, Guardian Nigeria, 234Next, Muse Journal of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a lot more. He is on the Badilisha Poetry X-Change. Bura-Bari’s story ‘Like Eyes Liquid with Hope’ was long-listed for the annual Writivism literary festival in Kampala, Uganda, and included in an anthology. His first book of short stories, A Tiny Place Called Happiness was shortlisted for the ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for short stories in 2017. Bura-Bari, a native of Ogoniland in Rivers State, lives in Port Harcourt. He studied English and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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