This is a project which I am part of and care so much about. I am always deeply pained whenever I visit any public library in my country. Nigeria. Books are outdated and the equipment in deplorable state. I have more useful books in my small study than many of them have in the shelves. Help us fill those shelves. I reproduce the appeal below :

Our "Library Aid" project will equip some community and school libraries in Nigeria with educational and leisure books. We need book donors small and big . Public libraries in Nigeria suffer from poor equipment , outdated books and bare book...

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Cerebrations and Commentaries

An Incipient Sodom

We do not live in a normal world anymore; we live in a sex-obsessed world. In these present times , it is either you are gay/lesbian or straight. There are no normal persons;your sexual preference defines and determines you. If a man hangs out too much with his male friends, he is quite likely...

Blocked

As I write this I have two books before me on my desk; both half-completed. Actually they are both less than a quarter complete, but perhaps the smallest of all the chicaneries offered by the English language is that it enables you to exaggerate your success without fear. So, yes both books...

The Incredible Pianist

I used to attend a church where the piano player had no idea how to play the damn thing, and kept hitting the keys in any old way in the hope that somehow the absolutely discordant notes would miraculously come together and make some sense ... that was one of the greatest demonstration of faith...

The urgent task ahead

The remains of my late mother was buried yesterday 21/02/2014 at a solemn, peaceful and happy event which went like a dream. My family thanks all of our friends who took time off to celebrate with us, and also those who kept us in their thoughts even though they couldn't attend. Thank you all so...

Going Bata Dancing

Finally starting off tonight with writing The Bata Dancer . I have been researching this novel for more than two years and the more I put together , the less I think I know to start to write it - but what I think is that the story scares me to start; too deep and too expository. I see a tough...

The existence of God

I keep thinking how disastrous it will be for me , if nothing is indeed wiser or greater than myself . If I did not yet completely believe in God, the possibility that He exists should give me hope that the world will indeed get better tomorrow , because someone greater, someone wiser is in...

The Greatest Woman That Ever Lived - A Tribute

Eunice Olufolaju Ogunjobi
Born: 04-04-1929
Transitioned: 01-01-2014

My mother was one of the greatest women ever lived. Indeed I will say she was the greatest. Without someone like her I may not have lived for very long - I never have been an easy child to bring up. Indeed I...

Donation appeal for the OpenGriot project

The use of learning resources derived from a child's familiar environment has been shown to reinforce self-confidence and to give the child a feeling of security. This consequently helps the child build a rounded personality and to be better able to interact constructively with both the...

On winning a literary prize

I am never going to win a literary prize. There is no point trying anymore. I stopped trying long ago. I am too undisciplined a writer to be trusted with trophies. It would have been great to win one really; and to see my face slapped on tabloids all over the world; and to have my books...

Writers that I hate

The kind of writers that I hate the most are the ones that had to go to school to learn the craft. They are the most dangerous elements of the creative writing community. Their mission is to establish and fortify strictures in structure and grammar; and they are easy sell-outs to editors and...

An author contemplates the ebook mirage in a publishing desert

A lot of excited theories have been going on for years about the future of books and authorship. The most popular one has been about ebooks and how they will soon completely replace printed books and possibly eliminate traditional bookshops and the traditional publishing process. But what does...

Literary agents, crooks and contests

Of literary agents and competitions I am still trying to determine which one I like least. None of them have ever done me any good.When I did not have an agent , and even though I had a few published books in the bag I still felt disadvantaged ; you know that feeling like you had become rich but...

150+ places to hear me online

Great news! The audiobook versions of some of my children's books are now available in over 150 online shops. You or your child don't feel like reading?No sweat; just download the audio and listen on your mobile device, your home and car stereo or on your mp3 gadzook thing as you take a walk....

160+ places to read me online

Great news! The ebook versions of most of my books are now available in over 160 online shops. You don't have to read them from hardware-intensive sites like Kindle or Nook either . Any device that can read .epub or .mobi files can grab them.
Maybe you have fallen so much in love with me...

Sponsor Two Dogs

My play Two Dogs was recently presented at the Lagos Country Club . The minimalist interpretation was performed by a bunch of very talented young actors and to a very excited audience . Two Dogs is a satire of class foibles, indeed a difficult composition and I congratulate the cast for the fine...

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