Onitsha Market Literature


A Bibliography of the Onitsha Market Literature Collection,

Comp. by Ken Lohrentz
African Studies Librarian

Abiakam, J.
How to speak to girls and win their love. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers, [1964?].
C3272.

Abiakam, J. C.
49 Wise sayings, 72 idioms, 44 questions & answers and some speeches of world leaders, past and present. Speeches made during the Napoleonic wars, second world war and extracts of speeches made by Winston Churchill on Hitler, etc. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1965?].
C3291.

Abiakam, J.C.
How to speak and write better English, good letters, receipts, agreements, compositions, business letters, telegrams and applications. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1964?].
C3284.

Abiakam, J.C.
How to speak and write better English, good letters, receipts, agreements, compositions, business letters, telegrams and applications. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [196-?].
BC5033.

Abiakam, J.C.
How to speak in public. With 300 questions and answers. And general knowledge made easy on facts worth knowing. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1965?].
C3295.

Abiakam, J.C.
How to write and reply letters for marriage, engagement letters, love letters, and how to know a girl to marry. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [ca. 1963?].
C3280.

Abiakam, J.C.
Never trust all that love you. 6th ed. (enlarged). Onitsha, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [196-?].
BC 5034.

Adibe, E.M.
Handbook on public speaking, introduction, don’t greetings and general instructions, A. (For schools and colleges, teachers, traders and workers). Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [ca. 1964].
C3296.

Akaosa, Mrs. Chinwe.
Woman’s pride is her husband, A. Revised and enlarged by Felix N. Stephen. Onitsha, Nigeria, Mrs. P.E. Unaigwe, [ca. 1962?].
C3268.

Akinadewo, Samuel.
Rag day in Nigerian universities. [1966 Ed.] Ibadan, Progressive Literature Co., [1966].
C3546.

Akuneme, D. Nkem.
Elekere Agwo: the quack doctor. Awo-omamma, Eastern Nigeria, Oma Printing Press, [1964]. Cover reads: Printed by E.N.I.S. Press, Enugu.
C3545.

Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1904-1966.
Respect for human dignity. An inaugural address by his Excellency Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, P.C., Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Federation of Nigeria, 16 November 1960. Onitsha, Nigeria, Union Publishing Company, [1960?].
C3324.

Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1904-1966.
Respect for human dignity. An inaugural address by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe 16 November 1960. Onitsha, Nigeria, Tabansi Bookshops, [1961?].
C3324a.

Azoh, D.A.
Colourful wedding and a happy home, A. Onitsha, Nigeria, Laz. Ohaejesi & Brothers, [ca. 1960?].
C3274.

Azubuike, Eusebius I.
How to make meetings. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [ca. 1962?].
C3288.

Chiazor, Benjamin O.
How to be the friends of girls. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [ca. 1962].
C3260.

Chinaka, B.A.
How John Kennedy suffered in life and died suddenly. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [ca. 1964?].
C3300.

Diala, Cy.
African bachelor’s guide and lady’s guide, The, (to be read before marriage and after it). Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [1963?].
C3273.

Ekwensi, C O D.
When love whispers. Onitsha, Tabansi Bookshop, [196-?]. 1/6 edition.
C3547.

Eneanya, Nonye.
In our time. Onitsha, Nigeria, University Publishing Co. [197-?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC5037.

Eze, C.N.
Learn to speak 360 interesting proverbs and know your true brother. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [ca.1962?].
C3287.

Eze, Charles N.
Little John in the love adventure. Onitsha, Nigeria, Lawrence N.I. Igwebuike, [1964?].
C3267

Eze, K.C.
Teach yourself how to study and write important love letters. Onitsha, Nigeria, Prince Madumelu, [1964?]
C3286.

Eze, Louis O C.
Pieces to peace: (a historical novel). Onitsha, Mbidokwu Press, [1963]. 2/6 edition.
C3548.

Eze, Kingsley Charles.
How to avoid mistakes and live a good life. Moral instructions on don’ts in public meetings, social gatherings and functions. For boys & girls, workers and traders. Onitsha, Nigeria, Appolos Brothers Press, [1965].
C3315.

Eziolise, Gabriel O.O.
Wrestling, our national sport. (Specially edited for West Africa). Onitsha, Nigeria, R. Ume & Bros., [?], [ca. 1960?].
C3318.

Gowon, Yakuba, 1934-
From the start to surrender: the story and records of Nigerian civil war for unity, including current affairs of the Twelve States Cabinet. Onitsha, Nigeria, Appolos Bros. Press, [1971].
BC5027.

Iguh, Thomas.
Agnes in the game of love. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [ca. 1962?].
C3282.

Iguh, Thomas.
Alice in the romance of love (a drama from West Africa). Onitsha, Nigeria, Appolos Bros. Press, [196-?].
BC5031.

Iguh, Thomas.
Disappointed lover, The. Onitsha, printed by Trinity Printing Press and obtainable from A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [196?]. 2/6 edition.
C3549.

Iguh, Thomas Orlando.
Dr. Nkrumah in the struggle for freedom. A drama. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [1962?].
C3307.

Iguh, Thomas Orlando.
How to write all kinds of letters and compositions (contained 300 compositions and letters for everybody). Compiled by many authors. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [1963?].
C3283.

Iguh, Thomas Orlando.
Last days of Lumumba, The, (the late lion of the Congo). A drama. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [ca. 1961?].
C3302.

Iguh, Thomas Orlando.
L9000,000,000 man still says no money. Onitsha, Nigeria, obtainable from Highbred Maxwell, [ca. 1962?]
C3320.

Iguh, Thomas.
Sorrows of Love, The. Onitsha, printed by Trinity Printing Press and obtainable from A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [196-]. 3/6 edition.
C3550.

Iguh, Thomas Orlando.
Sorrows of love. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [1961]. 2/6 edition printed by All Star Press.
C3265.

Joe, F.B.
General guide in English, The. Complete compositions, business letters and 95 modern questions and answers made easy. For elementary schools and colleges. Education makes a person to be wise. Onitsha, Nigeria, United Brothers Bookshop, [1965?].
C3285.

Madumere, Adele.
Way to make friends with girls, The. Onitsha, printed by Trinity Printing Press and obtainable from A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [196-]. 3/6 edition.
C3551.

Maxwell, Highbred.
Forget me not. “Determination is the secret key to success.” Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [1960?].
C3293.

Maxwell, Highbred.
Guides for engagement, Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, Students Own Bookshop, [ca. 1962?].
C3276.

Maxwell, Highbred.
Wonders shall never end. Onitsha, Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, [1962?].
C3323.

Ngbanti, Jackson B.
Born and bred of a Christian family corrupted, A. Onitsha, Nigeria, Varsity Industrial Press, [196-?]. Scl.Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC5030.

Njoku, Nathan O.
Beware of women. Fegge-Onitsha, Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [196-]. 2/6 edition, printed by New Era Press, Osha.
C3552.

Njoku, Nathan O.
Guide to marriage, A. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [ca.1962?].
C3277.

Njoku, Nathan O.
How to marry a good girl and live in peace with her. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [ca.1960].
C3263.

Njoku, Nathan O.
How to succeed in life. Health, cleanliness, truth, honesty, education, manner, ambition and happiness are the key to success. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [ca. 1960?].
C3298.

Njoku, Nathan O.
My seven daughters are after young boys. Fegge-Osha, [Onitsha?], Njoku & Sons,
[196-?] 3/- edition, printed by New Era Press, Osha.
C3553.

Njoku, Nathan O.
Teach yourself proverbs, idioms, wise sayings, laws, rights of a citizen, English, applications and many other things for schools and colleges. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [1964?].
C3294.

Njoku, Nathan O.
Why boys don’t trust their girlfriends. Fegge-Onitsha, Njoku & Sons, [196-]. 2/6 edition, printed by Chinyelu Printing Press.
C3554.

Nkwoh, Marius U. E.
Bribery and corruption: (bane of our society). Aba, International Press, [1965]. 3/6 edition.
C3555.

Nkwoh, Marius U.E.
Cocktail ladies” (in the series: Facing the facts around us.) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Eastern Nigeria. [Nsukka, Enugu, Onitsha, Nigeria, M.U.E. Nkwoh, 1961]. Series of radio broadcast over Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation.
C3299.

Nkwoh, Marius.
Talking about love (with Mr. Really Fact at the St. Bottles’ Church). In the series “Frankly Speaking”. Nsukka [?], Nigeria, [1962?].
C3269.

Nnadozie, J.O.
Beware of harlots and many friends; the world is hard. Revised and enlarged by J.C. Anorue. Onitsha [Nigeria], [J.A. Nnadozie], order your copies from J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1965?].
C3297.

Nnadozie, J.O.
Beware of harlots and many friends; the world is hard. Revised and enlarged by J.C. Anorue. Onitsha [Nigeria], J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1970?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC 5035.

Nsofor, Tony Emeka.
Adventure on the Niger. [University Publishing Company [196-?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC5029.

Nwankwo, Raphael D.A.
Bitterness of politics and Awolowo’s last appeal, The. A. Onwudiwe [1964?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC5032.

Nwosu, Cletus Gibson
Miss Cordelia in the romance of destiny: the most sensational love intricacy that has ever happened in West Africa. Port Harcourt, printed by Eastern Nigeria Guardian and obtainable from Vincent Okeanu c/o Eastern Bookshop and Unity Bookshop, [196-].
C3556.

Obiaga, C.C.
Boys and Girls of nowadays. (Jerry and Obiageli in love). Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe, [ca. 1960?].
C3266.

Odili, Frank E.
What is life? (A book of outstanding precaution with genuine facts intended for the course of true living, moral activity, and for self-utility love). And lovely read, in the advance of the book, the story of once rapacious Rufus who wanted whole of himself, and was later perished on the track. Onitsha, Nigeria, N. Njoku & Sons, 1961.
C3316.

Ogali, Ogali A.
Veronica my daughter (a drama). Onitsha, Appolos Brothers Press, [196-]. 2/6 edition.
C3557.

Ogali, Ogali A.
Veronica my daughter (a drama). Onitsha [Nigeria], Appolos Brothers Press [196-?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels. 4/6 edition
BC5036.

Ohaejesi, Michael Chidi.
How to write love letters and win girls love. 95 love letters and how to compose them. By M. Chidi Ohaejesi. Onitsha, Nigeria, M.C. Ohaejesi and Brothers, [ca. 1962?].
C3279.

Ohaejesi, Michael N.
Sweetness and kingdom of love, The. A most exciting exposition of life and general love. Without love what is life? Onitsha, Nigeria, Michael Ohaejesi & Brothers, [ca. 1962?].
C3278.

Okafo, Motulumanya J.
Struggle for money. [Onitsha, Nigeria, ca. 1960?].
C3310.

Okeke, Alex. Obiorah
I’ll rather break my sword and die (a drama). For schools and colleges. An unforgettable show ever shown in West Africa (Jotsman 911). Onitsha, [Nigeria, Highbred Maxwell, ca. 1962?].
C3321.

Okogie, M.O.
Songs of Africa. Ilfracombe; Devon, Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., [c.1961]. Poems, printed in England.
C3325.

Okonkwo, Rufus.
Game of love, The. A classical drama from West Africa. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1964?].
C3259.

Okonkwo, Rufus.
Game of love, The. A classical drama from West Africa. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1964?]. Variant of C3259.
C3259a.

Okonkwo, Rufus.
How to make friends with girls. Onitsha, [Nigeria], J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [ca.1963].
C3262.

Okonkwo, Rufus.
Never trust all that love you. Fourth edition, (enlarged). The world is so corrupt, that it has become difficult to trust all people. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1964?].
C3319.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
About husband and wife who hate themselves. Onitsha, Highbred Maxwell Students Own Bookshop, [196-?]. 3/- edition. Printed by Eastern Niger Printing Press.
C3560.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
How Lumumba suffered in life and died in Katanga. [Onitsha, Nigeria, obtainable from Mrs. P.E. Inaigwe, ca. 1961].
C3301.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
How to live bachelor’s life and girl’s life without much mistakes. By the strong man of the pen. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Okenwa Publications, ca. 1962].
C3261.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
How to live better life and help yourself. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Okenwa Publications, ca. 1963?].
C3313.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Ibo native law and custom, The. Onitsha, Mr. Okenwa Publications, printed by New Era Press, 1963. Omenalarism series. 3/- edition.
C3561.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Life turns man up and down. Money and girls turn man up and down. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, 1964?].
C3309.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Many things you must know about Ogbuefi Azikiwe and republican Nigeria. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, 1963?].
C3306.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Money hard but some women don’t know. By “Strong man of the pen.” Onitsha, published by Madam Chinwe Akaosa and printed by New Era Press, [196-]. 2/6 edition.
C3562.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Money hard to get but easy to spend. Onitsha, Nigeria, J.O. Nnadozie, [1965?].
C3311.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
No condition is permanent. Revised and enlarged by the Master of Life. Fegge-Onitsha, Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [196-?]. 2/6 edition. Printed by Chinyelu Printing Press.
C3563.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Statements of Hitler before the world war, The. (Drama). His last words and disappearance. Onitsha, Nigeria, [Okenwa Publications, ca. 1963?].
C3305.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Trust no-body in time because human being is trickish (Human being is deep, difficult to know and full of disappointments). By the Strong Man of the Pen. Fegge-Onitsha, published by Prince Madumelu and printed by New Era Printers, [196-]. 3/6 edition.
C3564.

Olisah, Sunday Okenwa.
Way to get money: The best wonderful book for money mongers, The. By Master of Life. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Okenwa Publications, ca. 1962?].
C3308.

Onwuka, Wilfred.
How to study and write good letters, applications, compositions, telegrams, agreements, better sentences, important letters, speaking in public and teach yourself good English. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Gebo Brothers [and] Students’ Own Bookshop, 1964?].
C3292.

Onwuka, Wilfred Izeji.
Life history and last journey of President John Kennedy, The. Onitsha, Gebo and Brothers Students’ Own Bookshop, [196-]. 3/6 edition. Printed by All Star Printers.
C3558.

Onwuka, Wilfred Izeji.
Life story and death of John Kennedy. Fegge-Onitsha, J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [196-]. 3/6 edition. Printed by Popular Printing Press.
C3559.

Raphael, Raja.
How to start life and end it well. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Gebo Brothers, 1964?].
C3312.

Raphael, Raja.
Right way to approach ladies and get them in love, The. [Onitsha, Nigeria, Appolos Bros Press, 196-?]. Scl. Onitsha (Nigeria) novels.
BC5028.

Speedy Eric.
Art of love in real sense, The. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [ca. 1962?].
C3281.

Speedy Eric.
How to write love letters, toasts and business letters. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [1962?].
C3289.

Speedy Eric.
How to write successful love letters. Onitsha, Nigeria, A. Onwudiwe & Sons, [1962?].
C3290.

Speedy Eric.
Mabel the sweet honey that poured away. Onitsha, obtainable from A. Onwudiwe & Sons and printed by Trinity Printing Press, [196-?]. 3/6 edition.
C3565.

Stephen, Felix N.
Be careful! Salutation is not love. Onitsha, Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [196-]. 2/6 edition. Printed by H.R.P.P.
C3567.

Stephen, Felix N.
Beautiful Maria in the act of true love. Onitsha, obtainable from Michael Allan Ohaejesi and printed by All Star Printing Press, [196-]. 2/6 edition.
C3566.

Stephen, Felix N.
Experience in life, is key to success. Compiled by Felix N. Stephen. Onitsha, [Nigeria], J.O. Nnadozie & Bros, [ca. 1962?].
C3317.

Stephen, Felix N.
How to get a lady in love. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [ca. 1960?].
C3270.

Stephen, Felix N.
How to play love. Stephen’s drama series. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [ca. 1962?].
C3275.

Stephen, Felix N.
How Tshombe and Mobutu regretted after the death of Mr. Lumumba. From Stephen’s Drama Series. Onitsha, [Nigeria], Njoku & Sons Bookshop, [ca. 1961?].
C3303.

Stephen, Felix N.
Lack of money is not lack of sense. Compiled by F.N. Stephen. Onitsha, [Nigeria], Chiyelu Printing Press, [ca. 1962?].
C3322.

Stephen, Felix N.
Life story of boys and girls, The. Onitsha, [Nigeria], Chinyelu Printing Press, [ca. 1962?]
C3314.

Stephen, Felix N.
Life story of boys and girls, The. Onitsha, [Nigeria], Chinyelu Printing Press, [ca. 1962?]. Variant of C3314.
C3314a.

Stephen, Felix N.
Trials and death of Lumumba. Onitsha, [Nigeria], Michael Allan Ohaejesi, [ca.1961?].
C3304.

Ude, A.O.
Nigerian bachelor’s guide. “A book every man and woman should read before and after marriage”. Onitsha, Nigeria, Ude’s Publishing Company, [1963?].
C3271.

Umunnah, Cyril.
They died in the game of love. Onitsha, Nigeria, Njoku & Sons, [ca. 1960].
C3264.

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