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T.M ALUKO FREE CREATIVE WRITING CORRESPONDENCE COURSE BY E-MAIL

ABOUT THE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

 Our book reading correspondence course questions are written by recognized and dedicated book lovers. We have nearly ten to fifteen writers working on our questions. They are poets who have written recognized literary works for schools and colleges.

The people not only prepare your questions of studies, they also keep them constantly updated. Every year there are changes, both because of syllabus and texts. It is vitally important that your courses are kept up to date. That is why the correspondence course insists on using the very best expertise available in preparing and updating your course of studies.

Secondly, these expertly prepared questions are available for you to study at your own pace, in your own time, in your own home. At the end of the day you can relax by your own fireside and read through your studies. No turning out at night and traveling to evening classes. No taking notes from lectures, everything is written down for you to study at will and revise as often as you like. No being held back because of slower students in the class. No being rushed too quickly ahead because a lecturer has to keep up with a timetable.

You don’t have to take a chance on how good you are. You can rest assured that your interests are in our interests, and we make the best talent available to you to achieve your aim.

ABOUT THE LATE T.M ALUKO

Timothy MofolorunsoT. M.Aluko (14 June 1918 – 1 May 2010) was a Nigerian writer.

A Yoruba, Aluko was born in Ilesha in Nigeria and studied at Government College, Ibadan, and Higher College, Yaba in Lagos. He then studied civil engineering and town planning at the University of London. He held a number of administrative posts in his home country, including Director of Public Works in Western Nigeria. He departed from civil service in 1966 and from then until his retirement in 1978 he pursued a career as an academic, earning a doctorate in municipal engineering in 1976. He received several awards and honours including Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1963 and Officer Order of the Niger (OON) in 1964.

His novels, including One Man, One Wife (1959), One Man, One Matchet (1964), ‘”Kinsman and Foreman” (1966), “Chief the Honourable Minister (1970) and His Worshipful Majesty (1973), are satirical in tone, and deal with the clash of new and old values in a changing Africa.

In 1994, he published his autobiography, My Years of Service, an account of his activities as an engineer and university teacher.

His most current autobiography–The Story of My Life–expounds on the story of his childhood and his work as a civil servant. Published in 2007, this expanded autobiography provides a more in depth look at his life.

T. M. Aluko died on 1 May 2010 in Lagos, aged 91.

 

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COURSE THREE

IBADAN BOOK CLUB

FREE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE BY E-MAIL ON READING CULTURE

COURSE THREE

  1. Give a clear explanation of the nature of each of these
  • Non fiction books
  • Title catalogue
  • Author Catalogue
  • Reference Book
  • A Bibliography
  • Dewey Classification

2. Say what each of these is :

  • A best seller
  • A curtain raiser
  • A pot boiler
  • A book club
  • A Pseudonymn
  • Book Royalties
  • Press Review
  • A Literary Editor

3.  Write short note about your favourite author.

4.Which year(s) were these work(s) published?

  • Things Fall Apart
  • Zambia Shall be Free
  • Burning Grass
  • Weep Not Child
  • One Man, One Matchet
  • Mission to Kala
  • The Only Son
  • The Concubine
  • Efuru
  • Song of  Lawino
  • The Combat
  • The Blinkards
  • A Question of Power
  • No Past, No Present, No Future
  • No Easy Walk to Freedom
  • Xala
  • Kill Me Quick
  • Hammar Blows
  • Black Sunlight
  • Of Chameleons and Gods
  • Devil on the Cross
  • Trial of Brother Jero
  • The Mourned One
  • The Slave
  • The Voice
  • Labyrinths: With Path of  Thunder
  • The Old Man and The Medal
  • A Man of the People
  • Nocturnes
  • The Interpreters

COURSE TWO

 IBADAN BOOK CLUB

FREE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE BY E-MAIL ON READING CULTURE

Course Two

  1. Give the correct name for an author who writes his history of his own life.
  2. Give a synonym of “stage-play”
  3. What general name is given to cover all types of novels and short stories
  4. Explain these terms:
  • A publishing house
  • A publisher’s list
  • A Publisher’s Contact
  • A publisher’s reader

5.Which publisher(s) published these books and the authors

  • Weep Not Child
  • People of the City
  • The Concubine
  • Efuru
  • The Only Son
  • One Man, One Matchet
  • Things Fall Apart
  • The Voice
  • Joys of the Motherhood
  • Labyrinths – With a Path of Thunder
  • America their America
  • The Wedding of Zein and Other Short Stories
  • Houseboy
  • A walk in the night and other stories
  • The Beautiful Ones are not yet born
  • Not yet Uhuru
  • The Earth my brother
  • Maru
  • The poor Christ of Bomba
  • From a crooked rib
  • The horn of my love
  • Jagua Nana
  • Kill me quick
  • Sunset in Biafra
  • The Blinkards
  • The Grass is singing
  • The Fisherman’s Invocation
  • Two Thousand Seasons
  • The Last of the empire
  • My commands

COURSE ONE

IBADAN BOOK CLUB

FREE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE BY E-MAIL ON READING CULTURE

Course one

  1. What is the technical name for a collection of assorted poems or other writing?
  2. What is the official name for the colored wrapper in which most new books are sold?
  3. Explain the meaning of the following terms
  • ISBN
  • ISSN
  • ISMN
  • Bar Code

4.  What is the popular name given to the advertising announcement that often accompanies a new book?

5. What is a better name than “back” for the part of the books facing out on the shelves?

6. Mention Any one book written by the following authors

  1. T.M Aluko
  2. Ulli Beier
  3. Elechi Amadi
  4. John Munoye
  5. Cyprian Ekwensi
  6. Ngugi Wa Thiongo
  7. Beti Mongo
  8. Paul Edward
  9. Chinua Achebe
  10. Kaunda, Kenneth D.
  11. Niyi Osundare
  12. Olu Obafemi
  13. Ola Rotimi
  14. Femi Osofisan
  15. Helon Habila
  16. Sefi Atta
  17. Mabel Segun
  18. Chimamanda Adichie
  19. Ken Saro Wiwa
  20. Wale Okediran
  21. Odia Ofeimun
  22. Bayo Adebowale
  23. Wale Ogunyemi
  24. Tony Marhino
  25. Wole Soyinka
  26. P’Bitek, Okot
  27. Pepetela
  28. Jack Mapanje
  29. Mahfouz Naguib
  30. Armah, Ayi Kwei
  31. Dennis Brutus
  32. Marechera
  33. Gabriel Okara
  34. Ousmane Sembene
  35. David Diop
  36. Alex La Guma
  37. Bessie Head
  38. Doris Lessing
  39. Nelson Mandela
  40. Kole Omotosho
  41. Jared Angira
  42. Kofi Awoonor
  43. Nuruddin Farah
  44. Leophold Senghor
  45. Buchi Emecheta
  46. Christopher Okigbo
  47. J.P Clark
  48. Oginga Odinga
  49. Oyono
  50. Robert Serumaga