A Tale from Fynecountry

A Tale From Fynecountry is an easy-to- read satire on some issues many will identify with.

Author: Eppie Goyea


ISBN: 1449050352

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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After obtaining his doctorate degree from a London university, Biletu Bonsala returned to his native land to find that religion had been commercialised almost beyond recognition, and money pervaded every aspect of life. He came across many obstacles as he struggled to live a simple and upright life as an academician. The only person who seemed to appreciate his honesty was the very person who got him into trouble with the police. An old friend came to his aid; but did so only to get fame for himself and line his own pocket. On the other hand, Biletu's wife, Bintu, was ready for any problem that raised its head and dealt with it Fynecountry-style. In her characteristic way, she found an unusual solution to her husband's decision to escape his turbulent academic and city life by taking early retirement to live in the village. Bintu's solution to an uncertain life ahead included, of course, plans to fulfil her own life-long ambition to own a nursery school. However they remained plans only, as the husband soon found cogent reasons to discredit them. They were replaced by plans for a child health centre to be funded by Biletu who believed that the money from the national diamond industry being paid into his account was the people's money, and should be returned to the people. A Tale From Fynecountry is an easy-to- read satire on some issues many will identify with.

West Africa

There the comparison ends . At School for a refresher course in 1953 and up ; “ Finecountry done come - o ! ” ; the present , only one bridge links the island stayed on as an instructor until January mob turned tail and ran . with the ...



ISBN: UOM:39015027603359

Category: Africa, West


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... home of the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters immortalized by brutally frank stories about sensational crimes of all kinds in ... many of them by the mild-mannered reporter Chinaka Fynecountry, has never been equalled.

Author: Kaye Whiteman

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908493897

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the world's third largest city. This phenomenal and continuing growth gives it a heady turbulence, especially as it only took on the form of a coherent urban entity in the eighteenth century. After Nigeria's independence Lagos remained both trading hub and, for thirty years, a federal capital and political vortex. Now its driving sense of 'can-do', its outreach and vitality, make it a fulcrum and a channel for commercial and cultural talent. Kaye Whiteman explores a city that has constantly re-invented itself, from the first settlement on an uninhabited island to the creation of the port in the early years of the twentieth century. Lagos is still defined by its curious network of islands and lagoons, where erosion and reclamation lead to a permanently shifting topography, but history has thrust it into the role of a burgeoning mega-city, overcoming all nature's obstacles. The city's melting-pot has fertilised a unique literary and artistic flowering that is only now beginning to be appreciated by a world that has only seen slums and chaos. COLONIAL CITY: Portuguese influences; the 1861 Treaty of Cession and the British colonialists; architectural traces: schools and government buildings; the move towards independence. CITY OF ENTREPRENEURS: trading through the centuries: Sierra Leoneans and Brazilians; traditional markets and modern malls; the Central Business District. THE CITY OF WORDS AND MUSIC: a counterpoint to the alleged philistinism of its businessmen; the views of writers Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe; artist and sculptor Ben Enwonwu; the musical genius Fela Kuti.

The Bookman

“ There Fyne country . Around this old tower is only one place in the world worth Mr. Munro is ... has got a good one for it , until the story James MacArthur . CHARM Charm , like the fragrance of some wondrous wine , All may enjoy yet ...



ISBN: PRNC:32101077276853

Category: Book collecting


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Avenger of Blood

Franklin Finecountry. are absorbent.” So saying, she handed him some antibiotics and pain ... Then he changed his clothes, removed every tell tale signs of any mishap and left. He got out through a rear door, avoiding the reception.

Author: Franklin Finecountry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483456805



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Steve Omojafor

Steve recounts vividly how the story was dramatised : “ I slept in the newsroom that night to be able to receive the ... Dipo Ajayi , Babson Adeyemi , Toyin Makanju , Chinaka Fynecountry and Tunde Thompson , while the bosses included ...

Author: Law Ojunta


ISBN: STANFORD:36105121869882

Category: Advertising

Page: 260

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The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection All Oz novels by L Frank Baum

“Thisis a finecountry, andIlikeall the people that live init,”he told Dorothy. ... and the Scarecrow told stories,andthe Tin Woodman sang alove song ina sonorous, metallic voice, and everybody laughedand had agoodtime.

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788074844454

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1748

View: 935


This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection (All Oz novels by L.Frank Baum)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to create the illusion that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma relayed their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph. Later Wizard of Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson and other authors, as well as comic strips, are not included in this collection. Content: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) The Woggle-Bug Book (1905) Ozma of Oz (1907) Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) The Road to Oz (1909) The Emerald City of Oz (1910) The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913) Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1913, collection of 6 short stories) Tik-Tok of Oz (1914) The Scarecrow of Oz (1915) Rinkitink in Oz (1916) The Lost Princess of Oz (1917) The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918) The Magic of Oz (1919, posthumously published) Glinda of Oz (1920, posthumously published)

Broadway Musicals 1943 2004

... North America,” “It'sa Mighty FineCountry We Have Here,”“HiHo,the HoeDown Way,” “Manuelo,” “Tetea Tete,”“Let'sSay ... Scott Fagan (all uncredited); based onorig story byJoseph Martinez Kookoolis & ScottFagan; adapted by:Martin ...

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603292

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1050

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On March 31, 1943, the musical Oklahoma! premiered and the modern era of the Broadway musical was born. Since that time, the theatres of Broadway have staged hundreds of musicals—some more noteworthy than others, but all in their own way a part of American theatre history. With more than 750 entries, this comprehensive reference work provides information on every musical produced on Broadway since Oklahoma’s 1943 debut. Each entry begins with a brief synopsis of the show, followed by a three-part history: first, the pre–Broadway story of the show, including out-of-town try-outs and Broadway previews; next, the Broadway run itself, with dates, theatres, and cast and crew, including replacements, chorus and understudies, songs, gossip, and notes on reviews and awards; and finally, post–Broadway information with a detailed list of later notable productions, along with important reviews and awards.

The Island at the Center of the World

The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America Russell Shorto ... Van der Donck was aware that the beaver tradewasonly, ashe put it, “themeans for the initial settlement ofthis finecountry by ...

Author: Russell Shorto

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349140216

Category: History

Page: 416

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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed. Drawing on the archives of the New Netherland Project, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative that transforms our understanding of early America. The Dutch colony pre-dated the 'original' thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.