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Eghosa Imasuen's much-discussed coming-of-age tale, the library’s youngest patrons and a wonderful new fiction collection for your reading pleasure all feature in this month’s newsletter! We also spotlight the Discover Nigeria section of our website – a special project which we call upon our fellow Nigeria-lovers to help us develop. As always, we welcome feedback and questions sent to newsletters@zodml.org.
New from the Library

Sanctuary of Hope Preparatory School Pupils Visit ZODML

Kenneth Ibegwam, one of ZODML’s librarians, was present during a recent visit by some young patrons...Read More

The ZODML 'Must-Read Books' Collection

In order to further encourage reading for pleasure and spotlight the library’s rich book catalogue, ZODML recently launched a specially curated collection entitled ‘Must-Read Books’...Read More

Book Recommendation

Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen

Fine Boys is Eghosa Imasuen’s second novel. Set in and around the University of Benin in Edo State, the author draws from his experiences as an undergraduate to capture a candid image of Nigeria during the 90s, a crucial and complicated point in its history...Read More

Spotlight

Discover Nigeria

One of the most fundamental parts of zodml.org, Discover Nigeria aims to counter the mostly negative image of Nigeria today. Tagged ‘accentuate the positive’, the Discover Nigeria section highlights the country’s rich culture and the numerous achievements of its people throughout history and across the globe...Read More

Short Story

We would like to thank everyone who submitted to our inaugural short story contest – we were overwhelmed by and very pleased with the number of entries, and commend everyone for their wonderful efforts! After extensive deliberation by a four-person panel, Hero by Omotayo Yusuf was declared the winner. The following five stories also received honourable mentions: The Kill by Johnbosco Osuagwu; Kidnapper’s Plight by Shadiat Shoyombo; The Tale of Bambooka by Aderonke AtokeTaiwo; A Recall of Yesterday by Salawu Olajide Michael; and Hell Hath No Fury by Taurayi Kwenda.

The competition is ongoing, so do visit the Call for Short Stories page on our website to learn more about the competition - you could win a prize!

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