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Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by oolumide: 3:49pm On Apr 05, 2009
Which are the books you read when you were young that gives you nostalgic feelings
for me these are the one that I remember.

1. My fathers Daughter
2. Adventure of Sauza
3. Taiwo and Kehinde
4. Alawiye 1-6
5. Olowolayemo
6. Sugar girl

Chip in yours
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by jumoke90(f): 9:22pm On Apr 18, 2009
Janet and John
Little red riding hood
Ade goes to school
Alawuye cheesy
my mother(poem)
so many wonderful books,
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by biolabee(m): 9:30pm On Apr 18, 2009
eze goes to school
the boy slave
one week one trouble
african nights entertainment
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by nigboy(m): 6:59pm On May 30, 2009
Eze Goes to School
Pride and Prejudice
Concubine
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Sammy107d(m): 2:22am On May 31, 2009
Eze goes to school
Alawiye
Gbonka ati Timi
Igi Woroko
Eko ede Yoruba 1- infinty
Taiwo and Kehinde
Iyawo Alarede
So many more, (the most hilarious is one where the king decreed that everyone in the village must bow and worship him every time he sneezes and a bell is rung, and this other english book with the house maid character named 'Polycarp')

i wonder what they read now,
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Bolarge(m): 9:58am On Jun 03, 2009
The Boy Slave
Return of the Shettima
Passport of Mallam Ilia
The Drummer Boy
My Father's Daughter
Pacesetter series
An African Night Entertainment

. . . the list goes on.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by mohawkchic(f): 1:00pm On Jun 03, 2009
~So Long A Letter ~Mariama Bâ.
~The God's Are Not To Blame ~Ola Rotimi
~Things Fall Apart ~Chinua Achebe
~Sweet Valley High ~Francine Pascal
~Famous 5 ~ Enid Blyton
~The Secret Seven ~ Enid Blyton
~Agatha Christie
~Sherlock Holmes
~A Few Pacesetta Books~cant remember the Titles undecided
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by biolabee(m): 9:18pm On Jun 03, 2009
wedlock of the gods - zulu sofola
trials of bro jero and metamorphosis - wole soyinka

theres this book i cant remember the names
something about a leopard and mammy water
time changes yesterday i think (about one dude named kofi)
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by agabaI23(m): 10:56pm On Jun 03, 2009
Samankwe and the highway robbers
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by DeepSoul(f): 2:31pm On Jun 04, 2009
~The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born~
~Oliver Twist~
~The Concubine~
~This Is Our Chance~
~The gods Are Not To Blame~
~Romeo and Juliet~
~Anthills of the Savannah~
~Etc~
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by tpiah: 3:04pm On Jun 04, 2009
biolabee:

theres this book i cant remember the names
something about a leopard and mammy water



Is it The Bottled Leopard?

I've been meaning to reread that book.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by chiogo(f): 1:11am On Jun 08, 2009
Eze goes to school
Oliver Twist
The precious child
James Hadley Chase collection
The pacesetters collection
The nancy drew collection
Stranger in the mirror - Sydney Sheldon


And lots more - I used to read a lot of adult novels when I was younger. lipsrsealed
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by jidobaba(m): 7:22pm On Jun 08, 2009
Call me Micheal
Tunji the Motor Mechanic
The legend of sleepy hollow
Wind in the willows
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by SeanT21(f): 6:32am On Jun 09, 2009
"When Nancy Drew came back as a ghost, seeking news of what she loved most,she asked first,"Where is my son,what happened to Abe, what have he done"?

This was one of my favorite books growing up in Liberia. The Nancy Drew series was read my many kids and we loved it
. wink
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by biolabee(m): 10:56am On Jun 09, 2009
tpiah:

Is it The Bottled Leopard?

I've been meaning to reread that book.

i remember now that is it, very scary book

tx tpiah
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by mohawkchic(f): 7:24pm On Jun 09, 2009
~I've been thinking about some more books i'd read. . . Nancy Drew popped into my head last night. . When i read your post about Nancy Drew SeanT . . .I'm like OMG! cheesy
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Cyberfreak: 5:29am On Jun 10, 2009
Wow.
I read a lot of books as a child.
A LOT!!!
I was quite a voracious reader. I didn't read a lot of foreign books though, (so I didn't know of the Nancy Drew mentioned here, only knew of the one shown on Teevee).
Eze goes to school.
Tales out of school.
Cheer up brother.
The college days of John Ojo.
My father's car.
An African night's entertainment.
The drummer boy.
The passport of Mallam illia.
Sugar girl.
The Village headmaster.
Tales from an African Village.
Stories my mother told me.
The African child.
Chike and the river.
Things fall apart.
The slave girl.
The bottled Leopard.
The wives' revolt.
Echoes of hard times.
Oliver Twist.
Peter Abraham
The she-devil.  wink
Gower street.
Shakespeare; Macbeth, merchant of Venice etc.
Infact etc to the whole list sef.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by SeanT21(f): 7:16am On Jun 10, 2009
mohawkchic:

~I've been thinking about some more books i'd read. . . Nancy Drew popped into my head last night. . When i read your post about Nancy Drew SeanT . . .I'm like OMG! cheesy


ITS A SMALL WORLD. Wonderful BOOK!! wink
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by C2H5OH(f): 7:21am On Jun 10, 2009
ali and simbi
eze goes to school
alawuye
whatever
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by OnyinyeGod(f): 11:10am On Jun 10, 2009
The Maids are not to blame by Menakiti Onyekwelu ( I love this book so much, it inspires me)
Oku ghara ite
Chike and the river
Ojadili
This is our chance
My daughter my wealth
Anu gbaa ajo oso
and so many them ,
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by mohawkchic(f): 3:28pm On Jul 11, 2009

~Jane Eyre
~Oliver Twist
~Great Expectations
~The Prince & The Pauper
~A Tale Of Two Cities
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Akanniade(m): 2:16am On Jul 13, 2009
Ade our naugthy little brother
chike and the river
Ifeanyi and Obi
Return journey
Pacesetter series- my first was "life is a lottery"
Enid blyton serie
The African child
Passport of mallam Ilia
Iroko man and the wood carver
Lamb tales from shakespear
Silas Marner
Adventures of Souza
Juju rock
David copperfield
Return of Shettima
Chicken licken, henny penny, ducky lucky, drakey lackey, foxy loxy, goosy loosy, Ho the memories




I wish i had the time to read them all over again
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by muyiscoi(m): 9:15pm On Jul 21, 2009
Eze goes to school
Oliver twist
The drummer boy
one week one trouble
double trouble
the lion and the jewel (alhough i can remeber that i did not understand i thing, i still read it)
eze goes to college
the concubine
things fall apart
the beautiful ones are not yet born (first two chapters only. it was too boring and i couldnt make myself continue reading it)
anthills of the savanna, e.t.c
the list is very long. i love to read and i did even way back when i was little.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by zibby(m): 8:12pm On Jul 25, 2009
Ah, here are the ones that come directly to mind:

* Call me Michael
* Eze goes to school
* Chike and the River
* Famous Five (several)
* Secret Seven (several)
* Without a Silver Spoon
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Tatase(f): 10:58am On Jul 28, 2009
Hmmm. . . There were so many:

Noddy
Curious George
Alf Gorilla
Babar the Elephant
TinTin
The Berenstain Bears
That Set of 50 Enid Blyton books that included The Three Golliwogs
The Anne of Green Gables Series
Babysitters Club
Sweet Valley
Nancy Drew
Hardy Boys
Famous Five
Secret Seven
St. Clare's
Mallory Towers
The Naughtiest Girl in School series
Are You There God, It's Me Margaret
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Railway Children
Ramona
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Charlotte's Web
Madeline
Every children's book by Roald Dahl (Charlie & the Choc. Factory, Matilda, the BFG, Witches, Henry Sugar etc)
Little Women/Good Wives/Little Men/ Jo's Boys
Only Bread for Eze
No School for Eze
No Supper for Eze
Without a Silver Spoon
Tales out of School and More Tales out of School
The Adventures of Api

etc etc
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by spicy007(f): 11:35am On Jul 30, 2009
so many , hmm lets see:
Enid Blyton collection
James Hadley Chase
Eze Goes to Schol
Death in the Family
the Concubine
Sangba fo
Ogboju Ode ni 'gbo Irumole
Sugar girl, i think , the protagonist is called Koku Baboni
The entire Eze series
Novels by PaceSetter
etc
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Nobody: 3:29pm On Aug 01, 2009
Sugar Girl. . . can you believe that's the only one i remember shocked
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Emmandus(m): 4:14pm On Apr 17, 2012
Nice thread
i read a couple of books while growing and I should mention some today
Enid Blyton's Famous five series
Kola Onadipe's Sugar Girl
and Koku Baboni
The Slave Boy
The return of the slave boy
Things fall apart
Adventures of Kwekwu Ananse
Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole(The Yoruba Tales of 7 great Hunters in the Mysterious evil forest) by D.O. fagunwa atc. I will stop here for now LoL!
Yours
Keep reading to Greatness!
Emmandus
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Nickydrake(m): 11:46am On Apr 23, 2012
Interesting thread.

I too read quite a lot when i was much younger, it was about the only thing i enjoyed doing which my parents also approved of. There was this local library i got registered in back then, dusty and derelict, it had the feel of a mummy's tomb. But the books in it cheesy! Here's a few i enjoyed...

ALL of the Williard Price Adventure Series (Hal & Roger Hunt) - My all-time favourite.

The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma

Terror in Winnipeg

Murder on the Canadian

Vancouver Nightmare

The Island of the Blue Dolphins

The Boy Who Was Afraid

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Coral Island

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

Kidnapped

The Iliad of Homer

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Of course)

Not to mention a host of fairy tale and short story anthologies.

Funny enough, i never read any
of Enid Blyton's. Hans Anderson and the Grimm brothers furnished me with all the fairy fantasies any child could wish for.

Man, just thinking of that library sends waves of nostalgia sweeping through me. Glad i renewed my membership during my last visit home even if i'll hardly use it.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Nickydrake(m): 11:55am On Apr 23, 2012
Didn't read much of african literature then. The only remarkable ones i can remember are An African Night's Entertainment and The Passport of Mallam Ilia.
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Lillyeean(f): 10:05pm On May 10, 2012
biolabee:

i remember now that is it, very scary book

tx tpiah

I really dint understan d that book- the bottled leopard... Maybe because I was young... I'd love to reread it though undecided
Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Lillyeean(f): 10:14pm On May 10, 2012
tongue... Few ones I can remember
* Enid Blyton's series
* Kalila and Dimna- The tales of Dr. Bidpai
* Father's Wish... I cld read it 100 tyms
......mehn... There's alot of 'em and I cant rememba * disappointed* cry

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