Book lovers, today is your lucky day and I’ll tell you why. I have an awesome list of Nigerian books you should read before the year runs out. Yea I know it’s the 11th month already but I definitely know you’d be able to finish reading these books if you commit before the year runs out. So stay away from parties and movies and just grab a book.
Now these books are from the finest Nigerian authors and I just know you’ll drown in these books.
Diaries of Dead African by Chuma Nwokolo.
Diaries of a Dead African is a merciless comedy that explores the life-threatening situations of three protagonists. The farmer Meme Jumai and his two sons – Abel (failed writer) and Calamatus (aspiring conman).Meme’s wife has left him with the bulk of his barn. He has a few tubers to last until harvest. Can he stretch it? Will his friends and relatives help out? Calamatus’ break has finally come after an apprenticeship to a con-artist. Can he survive wealth as readily as he did poverty? Finally Abel’s manuscripts are attracting attention, but not, as he discovers, for their literary value… his fondest dreams were on the verge of realization, yet his father had died at 50 and his brother at 25. How to outlive them both, without fleeing the very opportunities he had craved all his.
Parenting Through The Eyes Of A Child by Tabitha Ochekpe Omeiza.
In this book, Tabitha looks back at her childhood growing up in Bukuru the north central part of Nigeria and she gives her parents high remarks, in sharing memories of her childhood, she reveals how her parents raised her and served as role models, took every opportunity to teach and discipline her much more. The stories she shares range from funny to serious and will keep you turning the pages.
On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe
On black sisters street tells the story of four different women who have left their African homeland for the riches of Europe. These women were thrown together by bad luck and big drama into a sisterhood that will change their lives.
Measuring time by Helon Habila
Helon Habila’s measuring time is the story of twin brothers, their family and people that shaped them. Living in rural Nigeria, village life and the natural environment add to the atmosphere and context. Mamo and LaMamo are twin brothers living in a small Nigerian village. With a father who tries to control their lives, both attempt to flee but only succeeds and follows his dream while the other twin remains in the village writing the true history of his people.
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
A Nigerian woman (Yejide) and her husband (Akin) remember the stories they were told when they were children . They hope to pass on these stories to their children. . These stories are folk tales that Yejide narrates with a twist adding new bits and pieces and turning them into parables that reflect her own life and that of her country.
Do share with us if you’ve read any of these books.