Book Review

By Aminu Kutama A boxer identified as Chukwuemeka Igboanugo has died at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State. The Imo State representative was declared dead after losing a fight by knockout to his contender from...
By Ismail Auwal A bill that proposed six months jail term for parents who abandon their newborns or growing children has passed the second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill tagged, “Act to Re-amend the Child...

BOOK REVIEW : The Walking Qurʾan : Islamic education, embodied knowledge, and history in West Africa

By Shamsudeen Sani Author Rudolph T. Ware III. Date of Publication 2014 Number of Pages 330 Publisher University of North Carolina Press Having recently read a book about Quranic...

BOOK REVIEW: God’s Shadow – The Ottoman Sultan who shaped the modern world

By Shamsudden Sani Author: Alan Mikhail Number of Pages :  479 Publisher Faber and Faber Date of Publication 2020 The meat of the book is brilliantly delivered through a...

BOOK REVIEW: Jihad of the Pen, the Sufi literature of West Africa

By Shamsudeen Sani Author: Rudolph Ware, Zachary Wright and Amir Syed Number of Pages 324 Date of Publication 2018 Publisher The American University in Cairo Press Ku san Malamanku,...

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Timbuktu – An intellectual history of Muslim West Africa

By Shamsudeen Sani Author: By Ousmane Oumar Kàné Number of Pages. 282 Date of Publication 2016 Publisher Harvard University Press Unknown to many, Timbuktu was just one of numerous...

BOOK REVIEW: Reading Lolita in Tehran -A Memoir in Books

By Shamsudden Sani Author: Azar Nafisi Publisher. Random House Trade Paperbacks Number of Pages 377 Date of Publication 2003 Badamasi Aliyu Abdullahi recently posted a saying that "in the...

BOOK REVIEW: The Checklist Manifesto

By Adamu Tilde Checklist. Noun. A list of tasks to be completed, names to be consulted, conditions to be verified. Dr. Atul Gawande introduced the book...

BOOK REVIEW: A History of BORNO-Trans-Saharan African Empire to Failing Nigerian State

By Shamsudeen Sani Author: Vincent Hiribarren Date of Publication 2017 Number of pages 310 Publisher Hurst & Company, London If you knew very little about the territorial framework of...

BOOK REVIEW: Servants of Allah-African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas

By Shamsudden Sani Author: Sylviane A. Diouf Date of Publication 2013 (15th Edition) Number of Pages 341 Publisher New York University Press Transatlantic slave trade has enjoyed significant...

BOOK REVIEW: Mechanics of Yenagoa

By Shamsudeen Sani Author: Michael Afenfia Date of Publication 2020; Number of Pages 305 Publisher Masobe Books This is the 4th novel by Michael Afenfia, the rest being...

BOOK REVIEW: This is What America Looks Like

By Shamsuddeen Sani Author: Ilhan Omar Date of Publication 2020 Number of pages 275 I read this book last weekend and was glad that I did. It...

BOOK REVIEW: Global Sufism-Boundaries, Structures and Politics

By Shamsudeen Sani Authors: Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick Date of publication 2019 Number of pages 299 It is likely this book might shatter some preconceived assumptions...

Amaechi, Gambari clash over International Cargo Tracking contract

By Ismail Auwal The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, have reportedly clashed over a million...

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