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Happy Easter!!!

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 14/04/2017 - 04:45


It is that time of the year usually called Easter or Spring break. We leave you with these interessting Nigerian Books to spice up your holiday. Enjoy!

5 Books To Read to read this Easter

 

Chris Abani’s The Secret History of Las Vegas

He encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin…

 

Nnedi Okorafor’s  Lagoon

Word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city. Lagos is in pandemonium, the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth’s political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider…

 

Okey Ndibe’s Arrows of Rain

A sex worker runs into the sea and drowns and the last person that saw her is summoned. He gives account of her last moments and  testimony implicates the Madian armed forces. Bukuru is arrested and charged with her death. At the first day of trial, Bukuru, acting as his own attorney, counters these charges with allegations of his own, speaking not only of government complicity in a series of violent assaults and killings, but telling the court that the president of Madia himself is guilty of rape and murder. The incident is hushed up, and Bukuru is sent back to prison, to meet his end. Suddenly, a young journalist appears…

 

Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. Bolanle is too educated for the 'white garment conmen' Baba Segi would usually go to for fertility advice, so he takes her to hospital to discover the cause of her barrenness…

 

Jowhor Ile’s And After Many Days    

Seventeen-year-old Paul Utusuddenly disappears, and his family burdened by the loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and moving journey which changes their lives forever and shatters the facade of their once ordered family. Ajie, the youngest sibling, is burdened with the guilt of seeing Paul last. He begins to search for the truth and uncovers hidden family secrets and reawakens old, long forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and frenzied student protests…
 

Sources

books.google.com.ng

www.penguinrandomhouse.com

www.amazon.com

www.worldliteraturetoday.org

www.npr.org

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