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  • WS: A Life in Full ()
    A "photo-biography" of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka
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  • Footprints and Footnotes - An Autobiography By Ladipo Akinkugbe ()
    With the opportunities offered for service in various capacities in public life the author addresses seminal and critical issues in health and higher education over the past four decades.
     
    The racy and engaging rendering of Akinkugbe’s story attests to his facility of language and a robust intellect that combines sustained scholarship with disarming modesty.
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  • Gowon: The Biography of a Soldier-Statesman By J Isawa Elaigwu ()
    In 1966, a soft-spoken 32-year old man emerged from relative obscurity and humble background to become Nigeria's Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. His name was Lt Col (later General)Yakubu Gowon. He emerged as the compromise candidate following the political crisis that engulfed the country after the July 1966 military coup that had led to the assassination of the country's first military Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi. At the end of the Civil War in 1970, General Gowon's doctrine of 'No Victor No Vanquished' greatly endeared him to many, and he was variously dubbed 'Abraham Lincoln of Nigeria', 'a soft spoken but dynamic leader' 'a real gentleman' and 'an almost faultless administrator'. However, after he was overthrown in a military coup in July 1975, long knives were drawn out for him, with the hitherto friendly press and public crying 'crucify him', and now variously vilifying him as 'weak' and of managing a purposeless administration that had led to the 'drifting' of the nation. In this book Professor J. Isawa Elaigwu attempts a scholarly political biography of someone he believes has rendered great ser­vices to the Nigerian nation despite his weaknesses as a leader. He rejects the notion that Gowon's nine years in office were 'nine years of failure' as the General's ardent critics posit, arguing that if it is possible to identify a number of thresholds in his administration, it is also possible to identify the approxi­mate point in time when the strains of his administration became visible to observers and the public in general. He poses and methodically seeks answers to a number of fundamental questions: Who was Yakubu Gowon? Why and how was the reservoir of goodwill and credibility which he had accumulated by the end of the Civil War expended? What image of Nigeria did he have when he came into power? And did he ever achieve his objectives? The book, first published in 1986, has been revised and expanded for this edition
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  • Mandela : A Biography By Martin Meredith ()
    Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there. Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering leader was originally acclaimed as 'an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written' (Kirkus Reviews), providing 'new insights on the man and his time' (Washington Post). Now Meredith has revisited and significantly updated his biography to incorporate a decade of additional perspective and hindsight on the man and his legacy and to examine how far his hopes for the new South Africa have been realised. Published as South Africa celebrates 100 years since its founding and hosts the 2010 World Cup, Mandela is the most thorough and up-to-date account available of the life of its most revered hero. 
     
    About the Author
     
    Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford.
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  • Mandela: The Authorised Biography By Anthony Sampson ()
    In 1975, imprisoned for life on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela covertly wrote his autobiography. After painstaking months the text was smuggled out--and was promptly quashed by the African National Congress. In his later Long Walk to Freedom Mandela politely expresses "surprise" at this. Sampson reveals that Joe Slovo suppressed the book for not giving enough prominence to Communists. This revelation is remarkable--the ANC could have made much mileage from the book at a time of low fortune--yet Sampson does not follow up. There is too often a sense of eggshells lightly walked upon.
     
    Mandela improves as the prisoner's release approaches. Sampson sharply exposes the machinations of those undermining the ANC's struggle. The CIA knew of the Third Force years before the ANC, yet said nothing. Right-wing governments attacked "Mandela the Communist", preferring to promote Inkhata's Buthelezi, at that time secretly and violently colluding with de Klerk's apartheid regime. Against the small-minded figures of Reagan, Thatcher and Kohl it is Mandela who emerges here a giant. South Africa won her freedom through Mandela: his strength of character and willingness to forgive helped push a country into an alternative future, avoiding the racial civil war almost all predicted. Yet he and his kin paid an awful price. Sampson draws a painful, clear picture of a disintegrating family: dislocation from children; the terrible effects of the war on Winnie, and her increasingly erratic, later murderous behaviour; Mandela's own aching loneliness. It is in capturing Madiba, the ultimate public figure, at his most intense and private, that Sampson's Mandela succeeds best. --Chris Woods
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  • Spring of A Life (An Autobiography) By Olu Bajowa ()
    Spring of A Life, which is the first among Olu Bajowa's autobiographical trio, is a down to earth account of the humble beginning of the author. Written with literary finesse which makes the mini­-autobiography a compelling reading, the book attempts to maintain balance between revealing the excesses of childhood imaginations, assumptions and actions on the one hand, and, the moments and experiences that led the child success in later years on the other.
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  • An Autobiography: Or, the Story of My Experiments with Truth By Mohandas K Gandhi ()
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later traveled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a country in the throes of independence his commitment to non-violent change, and his belief always in the power of truth. Under Gandhi's lead, millions of protesters would engage in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, seeking change through ahimsa or non-violence. For Gandhi, the long path towards Indian independence would lead to imprisonment and hardship, yet he never once forgot the principles of truth and non-violence so dear to him. Written in the 1920s, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a powerful and enduring statement of an extraordinary life.

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    Mohandas Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. After studying law in London and living in South Africa for many years, he returned to India in 1915, where he spent the rest of his life campaigning for India's independence and promoting his fundamental principles of truth and non-violence. He died in 1948.
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  • AWO – The Autobiography Of Chief Obafemi Awolowo ()
    Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987) was the leader of Nigeria's Action Group party and the first indigenous Premier of Western Nigeria. He campaigned heavily for developmental change and implemented free primary education and child healthcare policies across the Western Region. Awolowo began work on this autobiography in 1957, at a time when Nigeria's request for self-government had been refused. The work was completed in 1960, the year Nigeria gained its long-awaited independence. Accordingly, this autobiography is dedicated to a 'new and free Nigeria', with the trust that its people will enjoy 'a more abundant life'. This determined, self-made leader here describes his youth, education and politics. He writes of his hope that this tale of stubborn perseverance can become 'a source of inspiration' in itself, and indeed, this account will fascinate anyone with an interest in Africa, the history and politics of Western Nigeria, or a love of insightful political autobiography.
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  • Aliko Mohammad Dangote: The Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World by Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo and Margie Marie Neal (eBook) ()
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    The New York-based Forbes magazine had not deemed it fit to include an African south of the Sahara in its List of World’s Billionaires in its 100-year history until 2008 when the name of Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote appeared worth $3.3 billion. In 2011, Aliko’s fortune jumped to astronomical $13.8 billion, a–544 % increase in the history of wealth creation. Today, this African is the world’s richest black person worth $16.1 billion.

    How did he achieve this feat? What were the sources of his wealth? How did a -56-year old half orphan, who grew up in the arid dessert of Kano, northern Nigeria, invest a- $500 loan and turn it into the largest business conglomerate in Nigeria and West Africa in 36 years?

    The authors of this book were in Africa for 16 months to investigate the story of this billionaire. The book is purely an independent research and a seminal work by the authors, who managed to resist censorship during their field work, and succeeded in presenting readers Aliko Dangote’s secrets of success which aspiring business people can learn from in the life history of Aliko Dangote, especially on how to start small and grow big. This is the first and only authoritatively-researched and comprehensively-investigated biography of Aliko Mohammad Dangote, the richest black person in the world.
     

    What People Are Saying About This Book:
     

    This book is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys learning about how different people of all walks of life become rich and successful, and what it takes to get to the top.”—Readers Favorite Book (Starred Review), USA.

     

    A compelling book about a unique personality in Africa.”—Goodreads, USA

    Flawlessly written, Dangote stands out as a hallmark of excellent artisanship and knowledgeable chronicling.”—Bookplex Review of Books, Mumbai, India

    I am deeply impressed by this work…I commend it to all and sundry.”—Prof. Adebowale Adefuye (PhD), Nigeria’s Ambassador in the United States, Washington, DC, USA

     

    Nigerian Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the richest black person in the world, is a witness to the fact that success as a passionate entrepreneur is not limited by race, ethnicity or national origin.”—Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.-(D-IL) 2nd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA

     

    In a land lacking a culture of independent biography, this is a starting point and Dangote is a promising introduction to the fascinating and still largely unmapped universe of one of the world’s richest men.”—The Huffington Post

     

    Dangote has trumped long held assumptions, cultural archetypes and stereotypes, to become known as a respected business man, power broker and philanthropist.”—Hon Gloria Hyatt, Member of the British Empire (MBE), motivational speaker, education, coach and managing director, Teach Consultancy Limited, UK

    This is a timely book on Aliko Dangote and the positive changes that are taking place in Africa.”—Prof. Vijay Mahajan, former Dean, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and currently John Harbin Centennial Chair of Business, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin USA

    A must-read manual of success.”—The Nigerian Voice magazine, The Netherlands

    This book is a compelling narrative about an exceptional African entrepreneur.” Wale Adebanwi (PhD), Associate Professor, of African American and African Studies, and author of ‘Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria: Critical Interpretations’, University of California, Davis, USA

    From Aliko Mohammad Dangote, we see that Aliko’s life is a careful balancing act, in a country where politics by every definition of it is more than everything.”—Tolu Ogunlesi, author, writer and columnist for The Punch newspapers and winner, 2009 CNN Multi-Choice African Journalism Award, Lagos, Nigeria

    In turns journalese and scholarly, this revealing book is a remarkable addition to the genre of biography which is often abused on the one hand by Africa’s influential politicians and businessman anxious to rewrite history in their favor.”—Nduka Otiono (PhD), Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada

    This is a highly inspirational and engaging book on the success of a rich man. The words are superb and the narrative is engaging.”—Gloria Espinoza, Adjunct Professor, Dominion University, River Forest, IL, USA

    Considering that the insubstantial book culture in Nigeria and much of Africa is replete with hagiographies and vanity publications, this researched biography on Aliko Dangote by two respected authors is a most welcome replenishing of a famished bookstore. I will recommend it to my students.”—Ayo Olukotun (PhD), Professor of Politics & International Relations; author of “Repressive State and Resurgent Media under Nigeria’s Military Dictatorship,” Lead University, Ibadan, western Nigeria


    I am proud of the authors and commend them for the painstaking efforts that went into this seminal work.”—Emeka Linus Emekauwa (PhD), General Manager & Professor of Mass Communications; host, “Forum on Africa and America” (Saturday 3pm-60m) program, WSHA 88.9 FM Radio, Raleigh, NC, USA

    About the Authors
     

    MOSHOOD ADEMOLA FAYEMIWO was a newspaper publisher/editor in Nigeria where he grew up but now lives in Chicago. He earned B.A. Education/Social Science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria; M.A. Mass Communications (Journalism & Media Studies) from the University of South Florida, Tampa and M.S Information Science, M.A in History & Literary Studies from the State University of New York. His Doctorate is in Public Policy & Administration and he is author of Who’s Who of Africans in America and four published books. He is a member of several professional organizations: Association of American University Professors (AAUP); National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ); Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ); Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE); American Association of Public Administrators etc. His forthcoming book is; Jonathan; The Squandering of Good Luck.

     

    MARGIE MARIE NEAL is former university professor, education consultant, and reading coach in Chicago. An alumna of State University of New York where she received B.S. in World History; M.S. in Reading from the Chicago State University, MSSED from American College of Education, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her Doctorate is in Education Organizational Leadership. She is co-author, “People Power in Africa: A Week That Changed Nigeria Forever“, and author of; “The Roles of Professional Organizations in the Effective Teaching of Reading in Chicago Public School-CPS: The IRA and IRC as Case Studies,” (forthcoming). She is president, Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA, Chicago.

     

    To be fair, how much do you think this Book worth? This 520 pages eBook have actually been selling for N5,000, but for a very short time, we are selling this eBook for just N1,000. Yes, you heard me right, JUST N1,000. But mind you, it is only for the first 50 serious minded people who desire to learn from great men and who don't hesitate to grab opportunities like this while they last.

     

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    PROCRASTINATION IS NOT ONLY THE THIEF OF TIME BUT ALSO THE THIEF OF WEALTH, BECAUSE TIME IS MONEY.

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  • My odyssey: An Autobiography By Nnamdi Azikiwe ()
    Nnamdi Azikiwe, a well-known African elder statesman, for many years played a prominent role in the fight for the emancipation of Black Africa from colonial rule. A key figure among West African nationalists who envisaged a united Ibo people, he was the first and only President of independent Nigeria before the coup in 1966. His autobiography covers his formative years up to 1947, when, at the age of forty-five, he entered politics as the President of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons, the majority party of the Eastern region.
    His odyssey begins with his boyhood in Onitsha, where he dreamed of owning a printing press, and he describes in fascinating detail his genealogy, his family background, and the traditions in which he was raised as an Ibo. He describes his early religious indoctrination in the Christian schools of Lagos and Calabar, where he first became aware of the anomalies of the colonial African societies in which an alien ruling elite imposed racial discrimination on Africans. During his secondary education, he was introduced to the writings of Marcus Garvey, the sermons of Dr. Kweygir Aggrey, and a biography of President Garfield. The messages of these men-Garvey's call for the liberation of Africa from the colonial governments, Dr. Aggrey's hope for a social rebirth and a new spiritual outlook among and toward Africans, and President Garfield's frontier spirit and willpower in the face of poverty-inspired Zik to pursue his university education in the United States in the hope that it would prepare him for leadership of the Nigerian independence movement.
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  • Shehu Shagari: Beckoned to Serve: An Autobiography By Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ()
    Shehu Shagari was the first democratically elected Executive President of the Federa Republic of Nigeria. His autobiography shared his experience from early childhood through his period as president in 1979-1983, and beyond. Born the son of a village chief, he became a school teacher, political activist and committed democrat and nationalist. His story is told within the context of the transition from colonial rule to independence and the struggle to build a stable country with democratic institutions and values. Detained by Babangida, all Shagari's personal documents were destroyed, and this reconstruction has been aided by academics, and former ministers and advisers.
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