A selection of biographies and memoir books at Tarbiyah Books Plus, the leading Islamic Bookshop in Abuja, Nigeria

  • DAUGHTERS OF EVE: Islam and Female Emancipation- by M. Jamal Haider

    This book succinctly establishes how female conditions changed from ancient past to the modern times—it narrates what were the issues women have faced in the past, and what they are still facing in modernity. It discusses topics like why the Prophet married a number of times, the contributions of Muslim female scholars, and towards the end of the book, it clarifies some of the common misconceptions about Islamic injunctions regarding women.

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  • Atlas of Hajj & Umrah: History & Fiqh- by Sami Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ahmad Al-Maghlouth

    Offers factual information and details about the aspects of the Holy city which describe some of its geographical, architectural and social developments and changes throughout history.

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  • Atlas of the prophets & Messengers Hardcover- by Sami ibn Abdullah ibn Ahmad AL-maghlouth

    This authentic, detailed book contains maps, drawings, diagrams and beautiful pictures to clearly explain the subject matter.

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  • I'm A Survivor - The Story Of My Triumph Over Sickle Cell Pains

    I’m A Survivor – The Story Of My Triumph Over Sickle Cell Pains

    The book I’M A Survivor is well written and captures a wide variety of topics, the most prominent being the story of the writer, the depths of the pain of a true ‘Warrior’ and the heights of triumph. It is highly descriptive and vividly captures beautifully the sounds and sights, the culture of his upbringing, the significant emotional experiences that shaped him, the influences of his environment and education and how they All contributed to his success in his personal and professional life and in his struggle against the Sickle Cell Disorder.

     

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  • A Treasury of Ghazali (Treasury in Islamic Thought and Civilization)- Translated by Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway

    Tastefully presented and luxurious in feel, this book is a chamber of spirituality readers will look forward to

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  • Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History by Rebecca E. Karl

    Throughout this lively and concise historical account of Mao Zedong’s life and thought, Rebecca E. Karl places the revolutionary leader’s personal experiences, social visions and theory, military strategies, and developmental and foreign policies in a dynamic narrative of the Chinese revolution. She situates Mao and the revolution in a global setting informed by imperialism, decolonization, and third worldism, and discusses worldwide trends in politics, the economy, military power, and territorial sovereignty.

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  • J.P. MORGAN

    J. P. Morgan – the Life and Deals of America’s Banker – by J. R. MacGregor

    J.P. Morgan is more than just the name of one of the largest banks in America. He was a man who altered the course of American finance and the chief financier for the strategic interests of the titans of the day, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller. He also financed new and ingenious technologies developed by Thomas Edison and was a visionary who saw the potential in Nikola Tesla.

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  • Mao

    Mao: The Unknown Story – by Jon Halliday and Jung Chang

    Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned, and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world.

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  • I think therefore i play

    Andrea Pirlo: I Think Therefore I Play – by Alessandro Alciato and Andrea Pirlo

    Pirlo’s profile could not be much higher, having competed in the Champions League final in May 2015 and then embarking on a new career signing with MLS side New York City FC in July 2015. The vibrancy, humour and vivid insight that carry Pirlo’s autobiography along confounds his image as a dead-eyed assassin on the field of play. All the big names are in there: Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Maldini, Shevchenko, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Costacurta, Gattuso, Berlusconi and Ronaldo (“the real one”). But they’re not always in their work clothes.

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  • A life in Football

    My Life in Football – by Ian Wright

    Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football.

    His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody’s dream. From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from ‘boring, boring Arsenal’ to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career.

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  • Morgan American Financier

    Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse

    History has remembered him as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. J. Pierpont Morgan earned his reputation as “the Napoleon of Wall Street” by reorganizing the nation’s railroads and creating industrial giants such as General Electric and U.S. Steel. At a time when the country had no Federal Reserve system, he appointed himself a one-man central bank. He had two wives, three yachts, four children, six houses, mistresses, and one of the finest art collections in America. In this extraordinary book, drawing extensively on new material, award-winning biographer Jean Strouse vividly portrays the financial colossus, the avid patron of the arts, and the entirely human character behind all the myths.

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  • Emeka

    Emeka (Spectrum paperbacks) Paperback – by Frederick Forsyth

    Frederick Forsyth is a best-selling popular novelist. He strongly and publicly supported the cause of Biafra in the Nigerian civil war and covered the period as a war correspondent in Biafra. He had a fifteen-year association with the Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. His biography of Emeka’s was published in 1982 with the full cooperation of the subject. It covers his youth, army training, the civil war, and his twelve-year exile. Still, of great interest, the biography has now been revised.

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  • The House of Morgan

    The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance Paperback – by Ron Chernow

    Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill.

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  • More Myself

    More Myself: A Journey Hardcover – by Alicia Keys

    More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path, from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate.

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  • There Was A Country

    There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe

    For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. Decades in the making, There Was a Country is a towering account of one of modern Africa’s most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage left an enduring stamp on world literature. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe’s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.

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  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir By Chris Packham

    Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir By Chris Packham

    In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds’ eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.

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