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Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rovingheights: 11:26am On Mar 05
This literary fiction works by Nigerian authors are nothing short of exceptional..
You should definitely grab one of these if you haven't read them

If you have, drop your thoughts about them


1. Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything – arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, appeals to God. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair.

Brilliantly told by Ayobami. This is one book to read if you haven't

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rovingheights: 11:32am On Mar 05
2. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin

African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes her fiction debut with The Secret Lives of Babi Segi’s Wives, a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. Baba Segi is a manly man’s man, an African patriarch with the huge compound and numerous children to boot.

His three wives are quarrelsome and view each other as competition. Baba Segi decides to get another wife, a fourth one, this time a university graduate to show off, and the wives sigh a collective sigh of exhaustion because this means that they’ll get even less attention than they had been getting from their husband.

But it also means that the secret they have been hiding all these years is once again at risk of discovery. Shoneyin is humorous and forthright in her depiction of Nigerian village life in this page turner.

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rovingheights: 11:36am On Mar 05
3. Women of the Ayo-Kessington Dynasty Volume 1: Anjola’s Diary

The novel is the first series in a Trilogy. It chronicles the journey of Anjola Ayo-Kessington. Your average girl next door whose life suddenly changes when she finds herself married to an older man from a prestigious and powerful family. She is forced to give up her personal ambitions to fit into her husband’s family’s ideology of who an Ayo-Kessington wife should be.

Anjola slowly begins to lose herself in her very predictable life as wife and mother, until her ex-lover resurfaces. Her world is suddenly thrown into a dramatic chaos that leads her to uncovering the truth behind her entrance into the Ayo-Kessington family, her friendships and even her real identity.

Anjola soon discovers that what she had considered to be a journey towards finding true love is actually a journey towards finding herself.

Will Anjola choose true love, limitless wealth, or herself?

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rovingheights: 11:44am On Mar 05
4. Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John

From two-time Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John, a dynamic young voice from Nigeria, Born on a Tuesday is a stirring, starkly rendered first novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines.

In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition’s local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque’s sheikh.

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rovingheights: 11:54am On Mar 05
5. Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
The Lagos novel has become a genre in itself, with an outstanding list of practitioners: Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Wole Soyinka, Sefi Atta, Ben Okri, Teju Cole ... It is almost a rite of passage for Nigerian authors, for Lagos is Nigeria in microcosm, and there is no understanding the country without understanding the city.

Onuzo’s title is an in-joke referencing the fact that, unlike most cities, Lagos has no “Welcome” sign. If there were a sign for the visitor approaching Lagos, it should probably be one of the epigraphs – made-up quotations from an imaginary local newspaper – that she places at the start of each chapter, perhaps the one that reads: “Lagos is no different from anywhere, except there are more people, and more noise, and more.” Despite the cacophony, and that ominous “more”, it has been estimated that about 2,000 souls daily move from countryside to city to realise their dreams – just like the five main characters who arrive there in search of a new start. Chike Ameobi is a military officer, travelling with Yemi, his subaltern, both deserters unable to stomach their commander’s killing of civilians in the Niger delta. On the way, they meet Fineboy, a fighter with one of the myriad rebel groups, pursuing his dream of becoming a radio DJ in Lagos. They also encounter 16-year-old Isoken, whom they save from being raped by Fineboy and his rebel cohorts, and whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels. And last there is the beautiful Oma, runaway wife of a rich but abusive husband.

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Goodman2030: 5:41pm On Mar 12
any link to download these books sir
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Rexnegro(m): 6:56am On Mar 13
Are they on pdf format? Can't be carrying novels up and down

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by aaamos(m): 6:57am On Mar 13
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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by jidxin(m): 6:58am On Mar 13
Any link
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by modelmike7(m): 6:58am On Mar 13
Beautiful books. How I wish many Nigerian youth can make reading a habit..... but for where?! We see many of them that can't read 2 paragraphs thread here!!

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by adejaresalami1(m): 7:00am On Mar 13
Give us the epub or PDF format

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Philinho(m): 7:01am On Mar 13
good to read
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by DonDiego(m): 7:01am On Mar 13
Further suggestions: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi.
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Awoo88: 7:02am On Mar 13
adejaresalami1:
Give us the epub or PDF format
Goodman2030:
any link to download these books sir
adejaresalami1:
Give us the epub or PDF format
Goodman2030:
any link to download these books sir
Make una go buy books. Leave free download abeg

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by oubi: 7:10am On Mar 13
Nigerians and hypocrisy

You are complaining that youths don't read but you are looking for free download

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Paschal001: 7:10am On Mar 13
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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Mikebrown(m): 7:12am On Mar 13
Dairies of a dead African by chuma Nwokolo is a must read. Funny and entertaining
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by jericco1(m): 7:18am On Mar 13
thanks. it's good to have nice collection of books.
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by donnie(m): 7:22am On Mar 13
Great tiles and plots
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by pharmagba: 7:25am On Mar 13
Where can see them to buy, I love African novels
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by ThierryJay: 7:30am On Mar 13
Who knows where I can get these books to buy? Ive only read the secret lives of baba segi's wives which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by tstx(m): 7:34am On Mar 13
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email address.. the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..


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I didn't expect the kind of response I'm getting now... so forget what i said earlier about you guys dropping your email, instead interested parties should send me an email msg via my profile.. it's be easier that way..

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by tstx(m): 7:35am On Mar 13
Rovingheights:
5. Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
The Lagos novel has become a genre in itself, with an outstanding list of practitioners: Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Wole Soyinka, Sefi Atta, Ben Okri, Teju Cole ... It is almost a rite of passage for Nigerian authors, for Lagos is Nigeria in microcosm, and there is no understanding the country without understanding the city.

Onuzo’s title is an in-joke referencing the fact that, unlike most cities, Lagos has no “Welcome” sign. If there were a sign for the visitor approaching Lagos, it should probably be one of the epigraphs – made-up quotations from an imaginary local newspaper – that she places at the start of each chapter, perhaps the one that reads: “Lagos is no different from anywhere, except there are more people, and more noise, and more.” Despite the cacophony, and that ominous “more”, it has been estimated that about 2,000 souls daily move from countryside to city to realise their dreams – just like the five main characters who arrive there in search of a new start. Chike Ameobi is a military officer, travelling with Yemi, his subaltern, both deserters unable to stomach their commander’s killing of civilians in the Niger delta. On the way, they meet Fineboy, a fighter with one of the myriad rebel groups, pursuing his dream of becoming a radio DJ in Lagos. They also encounter 16-year-old Isoken, whom they save from being raped by Fineboy and his rebel cohorts, and whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels. And last there is the beautiful Oma, runaway wife of a rich but abusive husband.

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by simafem(m): 7:40am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..
markfemi25@gmail.com
thanks
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Yuneehk(f): 7:44am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..
ajuzienkasi@gmail.com

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Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Samcenation(m): 7:49am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..

sophosgob@gmail.com
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by KingLaka: 7:50am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..

Ceeceelaka@yahoo.com. kindly forward
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Piroll(m): 7:51am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..
Peterakindele8@gmail.com
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Intuitive1: 7:51am On Mar 13
biggaboy11@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance.
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Debayurr: 7:51am On Mar 13
tstx:
i have The secret lives of babas Segi's wives epub book on my laptop... if you need it drop your email... the book sweet die... infact it is the most interesting book i read last year ..
debayo.adeniran@gmail.com
Re: Five Novels By Nigerian Authors You Should Read by Intuitive1: 7:52am On Mar 13
Intuitive1:

biggaboy11@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance.

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