The three books have been scheduled for release in the third and last quarters of 2023 with specific publication dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
By Helena Olori
Independent Nigerian publishing company, Masobe Books, on Monday announced the acquisition of three titles for publishing from three Nigerian authors. They include Free Troubles: A Writer’s Eyes on the World by Obari Gomba; The List by Yomi Adegoke and; Small by Small: Becoming a Doctor in 1990s Nigeria by Ike Anya.
“The manuscripts,” it stated, “are an important addition to Masobe’s expanding tradition of works by gifted African authors,” and underscores the publisher’s commitment to identifying and championing African literary talent.
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Ike Anya‘s Small by Small: Becoming a Doctor in 1990s Nigeria is a memoir about his path to becoming a doctor in Nigeria. As he works his way through his medical training, Ike Anya’s grandmother reassures him, “Everything worthwhile is achieved small by small.” The book, which is already critically acclaimed by authors of international renown, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who described it as “A small miracle of a book,” uses vignettes to capture his life and the world around him.
The List is a wildly entertaining and thought-provoking debut novel by award-winning journalist, Yomi Adegoke, that offers a vivid portrayal of modern times and the morally complicated online culture. This timely exploration exposes the “real-world impact of online life.”
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In Free Troubles: A Writer’s Eyes on the World, a collection of essays, Obari Gomba employs satire, social commentary, and a first-person point of view to examine the Nigerian culture, critique social structures, challenge abusive authority, and resist the normalisation of evil.
Masobe Books, the publishing house behind Damilare Kuku’s acclaimed title Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad, is founded by Nigerian author Othuke Ominiabohs, to discover, publish, and distribute the best of Nigerian and African Writing. It currently has more than 35 published titles.