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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
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
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
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Sammy107d(m): 2:22am On May 31, 2009|
Eze goes to school
Gbonka ati Timi
Eko ede Yoruba 1- infinty
Taiwo and Kehinde
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
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
~A Few Pacesetta Books~cant remember the Titles
|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~
~This Is Our Chance~
~The gods Are Not To Blame~
~Romeo and Juliet~
~Anthills of the Savannah~
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by tpiah: 3:04pm On Jun 04, 2009|
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
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.
|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.
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by biolabee(m): 10:56am On Jun 09, 2009|
i remember now that is it, very scary book
|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!
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Cyberfreak: 5:29am On Jun 10, 2009|
I read a lot of books as a child.
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.
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.
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|
ITS A SMALL WORLD. Wonderful BOOK!!
|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
|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
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|
~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
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
Adventures of Souza
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
The drummer boy
one week one 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
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:
Babar the Elephant
The Berenstain Bears
That Set of 50 Enid Blyton books that included The Three Golliwogs
The Anne of Green Gables Series
The Naughtiest Girl in School series
Are You There God, It's Me Margaret
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Railway Children
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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
|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
Ogboju Ode ni 'gbo Irumole
Sugar girl, i think , the protagonist is called Koku Baboni
The entire Eze series
Novels by PaceSetter
|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
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Emmandus(m): 4:14pm On Apr 17, 2012|
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!
Keep reading to Greatness!
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Nickydrake(m): 11:46am On Apr 23, 2012|
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 ! 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
The Island of the Blue Dolphins
The Boy Who Was Afraid
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
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|
I really dint understan d that book- the bottled leopard... Maybe because I was young... I'd love to reread it though
|Re: Which Are The Books You Read When You Were Young by Lillyeean(f): 10:14pm On May 10, 2012|
... 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*
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