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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the ZODML newsletter! This monthly publication provides a snapshot of the exciting things happening with our organisation – from library events to updates on our projects and book recommendations from our staff. The newsletter will also feature a short story segment.
We hope that you enjoy reading it and welcome feedback and comments sent to newsletters@zodml.org.
New from the Library

Official Launch of ZODML’s Online Library – www.zodml.org

On July 16, 2012, ZODML launched its online library. The online library will provide free access to learning resources to people in Nigeria and across the world who are unable to visit ZODML’s terrestrial library...Read More

ZODML Hosts Children for Holiday Fun

To foster a habit of reading for pleasure in children, ZODML has created a series of holiday programmes which enables them make good use of their holidays and have fun while doing so...Read More

Book Recommendation

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson

The Niger Delta, its people and its contentious oil resources have proven to be rich material for creatives of all types, from writers to photographers and filmmakers. Christie Watson, an author and registered nurse from the UK with a deep love for Nigeria, has dipped her toe into the waters of the Niger Delta with her Costa Award-winning debut novel...Read More

Spotlight

The CATHY Programme

The Catch Them Young (CATHY) project is one of several ZODML programs aimed specifically at children. It is a reading program involving government primary school pupils in Ikoyi through which every month during term time, 26 pupils are selected from schools and each given a book to read. A recent CATHY session on March 30, 2012 at our main library had a group of pupils from St George’s Girls and Boys Primary Schools, Falomo (accompanied by Mrs Hussein, a teacher from the girls’ school) as participants...Read More

Short Story

The Painting by Ifeoma Dibiaezue

A friend of mine wanted the American Ambassador to be the guest speaker at the launch of her NGO − Immediate Action for Abused Wives − and pleaded with me to try to get him to accept the honour. She asked me to do this because she believed that I was quite close to the Ambassador although I hardly knew him...Read More



Call for Short Stories

Do you have a flair for writing? Fancy yourself as the next Chimamanda Adichie? Then send your short stories to us and you could win a prize and have your work feature in our November newsletter! Learn More

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