Welcome To June 2019 June 1, 2019 – Posted in: Blog – Tags: African Literature, Alexander Emmanuel Ochogwu, books, Fiction, Literature, Margaret Adetimehin, Nine Hours Till Five, Scarlet
We are super excited to be in the month of June!
We are also happy to share with you, two new titles up on our website. Our work at Kawe is to promote books, source books, recommend books and also read books written by Africans.
For many generations, uncertainty and tension have pervaded both the people of Under The Sky and the wraiths of Kiriyanga, but they trudge on, while holding on to the little streaks of light at the end of this seemingly-never-ending tunnel – a prophecy that order would be restored on the Day of Scarlet. This imminent respite however, comes with stringent conditions: “ … until a woman drinks from the confluence of two rivers that do not mix, the Day of Scarlet will not come.”
Scarlet is an inquiry into the absurdity of possessing absolute power or its pursuit thereof. With strong allusions to the Grecian myth of Zeun and Hades, and Yoruba myths of love triangles among gods as told of Osun, Ogun, and Sango, or Yemoja, Obatala, and Ogun, woven into and set in tales from Kikuyu lore, Alexander Emmanuel Ochogwu lends his voice to the conversations around politics and power-grabbing in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.
2. NINE HOURS TILL FIVE:
Have a vision, set SMART goals, write them down, pursue them tenaciously, and your dreams will come true. What can possibly happen otherwise? After a painful exit from the northwest of Nigeria, Oluwafunmilayo Zimuzochukwu Onalaja arrives in Lagos to pick up the pieces so she can return to the northwest where she believes the success of her business lies. Then life happens in quick successions. Funmi isn’t prepared for the impact that her decisions will have on her hustle or the troubles she manages to attract, but she doesn’t give up easily either. There is only so much that everyone can take before they get broken, but really, what is Funmi’s limit?
This book comes with a SMART MONEY WOMAN by ARESE UGWU kind of vibe. A young fresh graduate with loads of ambition, passion and work experience is suddenly out of NYSC and struggling to find the dream job. She’s thrust into the Lagos hustle with a boss that’s impatient, lacks empathy, meagre pay but yet pushes her to learn before she leaves to find another job with it’s own bag of trouble.
This book comes with tips for job seekers and young employees. the tips range from CV writing to professional work ethics. It opens your eyes to setting smart goals and planning for salary savings..
Looking to explore something different, then this may a book for you!