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SWEET REVENGE By Ulojiofor, Victor A.
Ovie’s girlfriend is killed when some new school buildings collapse during a bad storm. He and his four friends decide to avenge her death and devise a bold plan to get even with the building contractors.
After rigorous training, the friends are ready to perform their ingenious operation which will stun the whole community. Only the impatience and greed of one member of the gang may lead to their downfall and thwart their daring revenge.
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The Wages Of Sin By Ibe Oparandu
I enjoyed the storyline. About a tragic love story between Ojiji a ‘promiscuous’ girl and Obi a man who loved her but repeatedly got heartbroken because of her ‘waywardness’
Although drenched in misogyny and blame for a woman simply enjoying her sexuality the way men do, this book managed to hold my attention despite my initial repulsion.
There were too many POV and a lot of head-hopping but I liked the way the story gradually built up.
It was written in the 80s and a lot of books back then had multiple POVs.
I’ll recommend this book simply because the storytelling by this author is good.
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Too Young To Die By Omondi Mak'oloo
When two young honeymooners arrive in Nairobi little do the authorities realise they are up against two experts in the world of organised crime. Their job is to steal a precious stone from a Maasai tycoon and they are successful... until events turn against them.
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A fresh Start By Helen Ovbiagele
Osifo Egie and Ndidi Amerigo meet briefly as teenagers through a family friendship but thereafter their lives take very different directions. By the time fate brings them together again the unhappiness they have both suffered may keep them apart forever.
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Forever Yours By Helen Ovbiagele
Halima has worked hard to get the job she has set her heart on. She is about to start work as a translator in Lagos when she is swept off her feet by the handsome and wealthy Bala Sumiyar. When she gives up everything for love she finds she has to fight to retain everything for the love she finds she has to fight to retain her hard-won independence. She has to make a choice, but is it the right one?
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Dead Of Night By Philip Phil-Ebosie
The second novel published by Macmillan publishers. Dead of night shows how a small event can be taken out of context and can cause a life-changing experience. It also deals with the misuse of power and how it can wreck an innocent family's life.
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The Delinquent By Mohammed Sule
Alhaji Abubakar's household does follow the traditional pattern established in the settlement of Alaika. Although, as wealthy and as respected a figure as his neighbors, he has only one wife, Ramatu, and only one child, Sale. As his son grows into rebellious manhood, the structure of Abubakar's life is shaken and he has reason to fear not only for Sale's future but for the fate of his whole family and way of life
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What The Future Holds By Sarah Mkhonza
What the Future Holds follows the life of Lobenguni “Kiki” Mkhatshwa, a young Swazi woman of Nguni descent who, at the beginning of the novel, has brought her baby into town to confront the child’s father, Menzi Dlamini (Dlamini is a common Swazi clan name), at his place of work, in order to ensure that he pays child support.

We then flash back to 1961, before Kiki was born, and meet her mother, LaMsibi, and father, Gezani, who struggle to make a life for themselves as farmers in a small village in the Maphakane valley. Gezani is determined to ensure that his child has a better life than he has so he decides to have her educated. Gezani is a traditional Nguni who does not approve of Christianity and the foreign missionaries who bring it. However, he does appreciate the need for Swazi children to be able to read and write, and only missionary schools provide this education. Despite having convinced his father to disown her twenty years earlier when she converted to Christianity, Gezani seeks out his sister, Saraphina, a teacher at a missionary school, and asks that she takes in Kiki and sends her to school. Gezani then decides to leave his homestead and go back to working in the mines of Johannesburg in order to pay for Kiki’s education.
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The Worshippers By Victor Thorpe
Paul Okoro is in hospital having lost his leg in a skirmish with a crocodile. He tells a strange and sinister tale of darkness and mystery in the back streets of Ibadan. A man is brutally murdered; Paul's beautiful girlfriend is kidnapped by thugs (who get more than they bargained for) and Paul finds himself up to his neck in trouble.

Victor Thorpe was in Calabar in 1919. After completing his secondary education, he served in the Army as a signaler, clerical officer, method instructor and physical training instructor. He joined the British Council in Ibadan in 1948 and worked as a library assistance and clerk before being promoted to Administrative Assistant. He retired in 1975 and was recalled in 1977 to serve as Acting Librarian. He was the Nigerian Chairman of the Society of Metaphysicians, leader of the Efik community in Ibadan and President of the Calabar Welfare Association. He died in 1994.
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Shadow Of Death By Jackson Katondwaci
Stumbling home after a night's drinking, John Rwekanasa is a hidden witness to his father's murder in the forest. Everyone knows that the two men have quarreled, and at first John tries to pretend that he knows nothing about the murder. But all the evidence points to his guilt. Will he ever be able to prove his innocence and return to Judy, his faithful wife, or will he have to suffer the fate that awaits murderers?
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FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE By Conteh, Osman
The love between Makalay and Yankuba is fiery and unpredictable. Yankuba has caught the attention of the unscrupulous village priest, who sees a way of making himself a very wealthy man. Can the two young people thwart Pa Adekali and manage to live their lives for better - or will they find matters turn out for worse? 153pp, UK. MACMILLAN EDUCATION.

1995 0333631056 Paperback

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The Lost Generation By James Irungu
Cecily Wambul has a secret which she cannot share with anyone - not even Wanyonyi whom she trusts. Wanyonyi is puzzled by her behaviour; he cannot believe that such a sweet, beautiful girl can be involved in the brutality of Nairobi's underworld.
Cecily's tenacity is rewarded, however, and Wanyonyi learns just what a courageous person she is
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Bittersweet By Yema Lucilda Hunter
Ayorinde Campell returns to Sierra Leone after four years of studying in England. On board ship she meets the dashing, handsome Raymond Thomas and falls in love. It seems that she is destined for a life of happiness, but there are dark clouds on the horizon.

Yema Lucilda Hunter was born in 1943 in Freetown. She was educated at the Annie Walsh Memorial School, before undertaking university study in England. She gained a BA from the University of Reading in 1964, a post-graduate diploma in librarianship from North-Western Polytechnic in 1966, and a master's degree in philosophy from Loughborough University.

Hunter has worked as a librarian at the Sierra Leone Library Board, in the Medical Library at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, and with the World Health Organization in Brazzaville. She took early retirement in 1999, and that year was made a fellow of the British Library Association. She lives with her husband in Accra, Ghana.
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Small Affairs By Kenneth Rowley
The lives of Nompumulelo and Lindon are bound together and it often seems as if they were made for each other. Yet the small affairs of life lead each one into a separate path. Can they be happy apart or will the threads that bind them together prove stronger than anything else?
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Secret Blood By John Chitambo
John Daka, once a detective in the Republic forces, has set up business as a private investigator. Business is slow until a white businessman makes him an offer he can't refuse. A beautiful woman, Ruth Chandos, is missing, believed kidnapped, and Barton is prepared to pay a lot of money to find her. In the search for Ruth, it seems to Daka that no one is what he or she claims to be. When he finally finds Ruth, Daka also finds trouble of the worst kind.
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On The Road By Kalu Okpi
Another adventure for police special investigator Jonnie Malu. Jonnie is enjoying a holiday in Copenhagen when an urgent phone call summons him back to Lagos to investigate a series of daring bank robberies. Jonnie finds himself up against ruthless criminals, Brains, and Woldman, and has to resort to unusual tactics to bring them and their unknown leader to justice.
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To Have and to Hold By Shelley Davidow
To the modern, freedom-loving Phindile it seemed impossible that anyone, least of all a man, could make her compromise her independence. But then she had not reckoned with the determination of the lizard-like Mr Takawira or the charms of the persistent Kudzi.
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Remember Death By Gladstone Meena
Rango will stop at nothing to make money., live in London, and have a good life. He becomes involved with Laxman, the unscrupulous importer of chemicals, and out-of-date chemicals which will affect the living of thousands of coffee farmers pour into the country. When it seems that they are about to be unmasked, Rango recruits a young factory worker to blow up the Dar es Salaam chemicals factory. Maileko finds himself in an unhappy position. Whatever he does will lead to his death.
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Agony in Her Voice By Peter Katuiiba
In trying to protect his only daughter, Poline Kainda, from the treacherous world of men, Joseph Kinoti enlisted the help of her apparently responsible old teacher, julio Kinyua. Complications arise when Kinyua falls in love with the girl himself. Poline and her father seen unable to communicate with each other. He is incurably stubborn and she is resentful at his interference in her love for her young sweetheart, Mbatau.
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The Smugglers By Kalu Okpi
“Here is to crime; here is to crime for Ikoro’s sake!”

Kalu Okpi was not Nigeria’s first thriller-fiction writer, but he brought a swag and vividness to that genre which very few Nigerian, and indeed other African, writers have matched. His novel The Smugglers was the second, on the justifiably famous Macmillan Pacesetters series of novels, to dominate the popular African literary space from the 1970s to the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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Dangerous Inheritance By Chuma Nwokolo
When Biodun Beckley witnesses a devastating fire at the National Bureau of Allocations, his journalist's instinct tells him that this is no accident and he is determined to investigate further. All clues appear to lead to the Uranium-rich mining town of Shellen and it is here that Biodun uncovers an underworld of greed, crime and violence which soon threatens to engulf him.
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Cherished Dreams By Mugarra Adyeeri
Sande has a dream, or is it a nightmare? As a child in Uganda, growing up in a changing and often dangerous world, it is hard to believe in dreams. Sometimes he finds himself grasping them, sometimes they are ruthlessly trampled underfoot. Will he ever realize the dream he cherishes?
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FELICIA By Umelo, Rosina
Returning to her village following the Nigerian Civil War, Felicia refuses to disclose the tragic secret that has left her a broken woman. 126pp, UK. MACMILLAN EDUCATION.

1978 9780333253472 Paperback
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Shameful Sacrifice By Richard Anieke
During the Biafran War, each person has to fight for survival in whatever way seems best. For Ije-ego life is particularly hard. She has an extended family to support and care for - and nothing but herself to give in return for help. Will she be able to return to normality when the War ends?
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Harvest of Love By Sam Aryeetey
Naki and Padi are deeply in love and long to marry. Naki, however, must first go through the Dipo rites of initiation. Any girl who has been unchaste knows what the punishment has to be: banishment forever. Naki is pregnant - can she deceive the High Priest and keep the man she loves? Is there any future for their unborn child?
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Love By Kalu Okpi
Love and Nkem are born within hours of each other in the same hospital. Their lives seem destined to be inextricably joined together until the Civil War in Nigeria plays a tragic part in separating them for many years. Will they be able to find each other and happiness again?

Kalu Okpi was not Nigeria’s first thriller-fiction writer, but he brought a swag and vividness to that genre which very few Nigerian, and indeed other African, writers have matched. His novel The Smugglers was the second, on the justifiably famous Macmillan Pacesetters series of novels, to dominate the popular African literary space from the 1970s to the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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Give Me Money By Ben Mtobwa
How had Bon Kolo acquired so much wealth? How had Kandili Maulana, a lowly store clerk at the factory where Oxton the miracle drug was manufactured, suddenly risen from abject poverty to being the owner of a vast business empire? Why were children dying of the dreaded disease, palala, when the drug to save them should have been available? And what was the secret in Kandili's heart which made him spurn the beautiful Maua? Perhaps Dora held the answer......
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Life Is A Lottery By Maurice Sotabinda
Goddy Wilson could not believe his luck when the chance of winning first prize on a national lottery came his way. By one small act of deception, he could change his whole lifestyle and live in luxury for the rest of his days. How could he have known that the lottery ticket - the passport to his dreams - was coveted by others equally ambitious and was to change all their lives in a very different way?
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The Money-Doublers By Maurice Sotabinda
Nagged by his mother into taking a job in an insurance office, William Ohto finds himself falling in love with the manager's beautiful secretary, Flore.
When she introduces him to the shady world of money-doublers, Ohto begins to have suspicions that all is not as it seems. Soon he finds himself involved in a deadly game - one that he has to win.
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Possessed By Atu Yalley
Every Sunday Afternoon, Mary, the beautiful, studious daughter of Bishop Quarcoopome is sized by a terrifying and unexplained frenzy. It is as if she has been possessed by the devil. Can the cause be found and Mary be cured? The young psychiatrist who is called in to help her is determined to find a way, for he finds his interest in her is more than just professional. The help of the Church, traditional priests, and modern medicine are all invoked in a desperate bid to save Mary's life.
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Rich Girl, Poor Boy By Bode Osanyin
Rich Girl, Poor Boy as the title suggests is the story of a young lady from a wealthy family who fall in love with a man of poor origins. Tokunbo is the only daughter of rich parents. She first meets her future husband Lai, when he climbs into her house and tries to steal some fruit. As fate would have it, they meet again years later at university and fall in love, but Lai already has a girlfriend. This causes some complications. The story has a very sad ending....

The Pacesetters books were written in the 70s and 80s by notable African authors. The books give a deep insight into African culture and tradition. I grew up on these novels, so was very excited to see some of the titles back in print. There are about 130 novels altogether, so I hope to see more of these novels in print.
Thanks
- Bee
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Poisoned Bait By James Ngumy
Wanja Maina is beautiful and almost sixteen. She is in love with Victor, her brother's University friend - and, to the envy of her schoolmates, he seems to be equally taken with her. But the family's new neighbour, the rich and unpleasant John Mbote, has a strange hold over her father and is determined to have Wanja. Can Victor save her, or will the elders decide in Mbote's favour?
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Tell Me No More By Senzenjani Lukhele
It tells the story of Gugu, a girl entering womanhood who undergoes life turmoil due to the anger and hunger for power of men in a small African village. During the process, Gugu leaves her village and experiences a new place and some family members she's never met before. Ultimately landing back at her village, we see how her family and Gugu and the powers-that-be handle a moral and societal conflict. It's a rewarding story whose outcome is hopefully more truth than fiction in Africa. At times, the male author seems to fall back on a more male rite of passage in Gugu's quest than what might be likely to happen in a close-knit village community where a circle of women young and old might have circled the wagons, nurtured, and protected Gugu's place in the group. However, it's rare to find such a compelling treatise on how people lie in small ways to get their way and how it tears relationships and trust and then the lie is found out.
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The Betrayer By Sam A. Adewoye
The pampered only son of hardworking parents Olayemi grows into an attractive, intelligent, and well-liked young man. Enticed, however, by the prospect of pursuing his education at an English University, he leaves his home and his childhood sweetheart and embarks upon the journey which is to have dramatic consequences for everyone concerned.
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The Gun Merchant By Kwasi Koranteng
Understand, Joe...you must be unscrupulous, otherwise you'll go hungry. Remember, guns don't kill, it's people who kill. So it would seem to the power-crazed Apa, the most unscrupulous man of them all. To him life seems easy, so long as he retains the upper hand.
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The Runaway Bride By Barbara Kimenye

The wedding has been arranged and the guests and the bridegroom are waiting in the Cathedral - but where is the bride?

What is it that has made life with handsome, wealthy Philip seem impossible after all?

Pamela has got to get away to find herself, her true vocation and - could it be? - love.

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The Camera Never Lies By A. Mhlope
Kevin Moyo, a professional photographer, and Charlotte Kandavika are deeply in love, but fate in the guise of the evil Wellington Mhlanya seems destined to part them forever. When Kevin meets with a terrible accident, Charlotte has only one choice.
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Pains of a Maid By Sarah Mkhonza
Thembani's love for Jan - in the old South Africa - was banned by law and custom, but she knew in her heart that he loved her too. Could they defy the forces ranged against them? 
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