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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Nobody: 9:29am On Jul 05, 2016
LordofNairaland:


The Incorruptible Judge was written by D. Olu Olagoke and not Ola Rotimi.

Thanks for the correction

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by TruthHurts1(m): 9:29am On Jul 05, 2016
Rapmoney:
Yeah, An African Night's Entertainment!

Shettima the Slave Boy by Kola Onadipe

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by SilvanusII(m): 9:36am On Jul 05, 2016
We read 'Oliver Twist' in JS1, 'The Sacrifice' in JS2. 'The Bottled Leopard' was a required text thru JS1-3. Truth be told, I found both very...I dunno, annoying. Oliver Twist always aired on NTA so I never was interested. Dr Lana Siwaju was a selfish prat and I hated his wife Moji for a long time. His mother hung herself and you couldn't even wait till her body cooled before you threw a pretentious party. Darned woman prostituted herself to see the fool through school and all of a sudden, because some wife said somewhere that she embarrasses her, you had to get her locked up in a psyche ward...Hian!!!
Read a lot of the rest tho. Camara, Wa Thoing, Amadi, Ekwensi, Shakespeare (hated the drama). I loved Marriage of Anansewa tho. Darned trickster, the father. Always like our Nigerian tortoise. I read Forgotten Realms series now for favorites tho
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by nonjebose(m): 9:39am On Jul 05, 2016
Tolutheo:


Odenge
THANK YOU MY GUY. REMEMBER "TOOTHLESS" TOO, PLS, HOW CAN I GET THIS BOOK, VERY HILARIOUS

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by TJ18(m): 9:40am On Jul 05, 2016
Rapmoney:
When A Child Is Motherless - Andrew Okogba

...Still remember Emy and his dad, Bulof Omenka?
Wow i will do anything to read this book again.Please do you know where i can get it?

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Orikinla(m): 9:41am On Jul 05, 2016
Rapmoney:
Without A Silver Spoon - Eddie Iroh

...Still searching for this book! cheesy
Get it on Amazon.
Uncle Eddie Iron is very active on Facebook.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by dd12345: 9:45am On Jul 05, 2016
Koku bamboni..

The lion and the jewel

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Timba24(m): 9:45am On Jul 05, 2016
samankwe in the strange forest. Solomon's certificate. Bello and the greedy waziri.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Blessograo(f): 9:49am On Jul 05, 2016
Ugo.C. Ugo, vocational aptitude, The lion and the hare, the joy of motherhood, the sugar girl, the trial of Jimmy Johnson, iyawo alarede, Animal farm, Oliver twist
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by dynamickc: 9:53am On Jul 05, 2016
-Eze goes to school and Eze goes to college
-Chike and the River (best Character: Rich misery trader: Peter Nwanna)
-One week one trouble( wilson tagbo)
-The lucky chance
-Without a silver spoon (best character: Ure chokwe)
- the maids are not to blame (Best Character: Ebere)
- Travails of Womanhood (Nwabuife)
- Anthills of the Savannah (Ikem osodi... the 3 green bottles of Kangan)
- Tess of ubervilles
- all the Shakespearean series
-violated
- the still birth
- the beautiful ones are not yet born(Ayi Kwei amah)

I can go on and on... was always number 1, on my school novel charts. Miss my childhood.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by yadnus1(m): 9:55am On Jul 05, 2016
For my SSCE we read.....
AFRICAN PROCE
The Concubine-Elechi Amadi
The African Child-Camara Laye
AFRICAN PLAY
The God's are not to Blame-Ola Rotimi
The Lion and the Jewel-Wole Soyinka
NON-AFRICAN PROCE
Treasure Island-R.L Stevenson
Animal Farm-George Orwell
NON AFRICAN PLAY
Macbeth-William Shakespeare
She Stoops to Conquer-Oliver Goldsmith

Now wait for this, you would have think it's only Literature we are studying then,we had a very disciplined literature teacher who made sure we study all these cover to cover. Including the poetries.
AFRICAN POETRY
Salute to the Elephant-A.Babalola
Letter to Martha-Denice Brutus
Nightfall in Soweto-Oswald Mtshali
Building the Nation-Henry Ballow
Stanley Meets Mutesa-David Rubadiri
Night Rain-J.P Clarke
NON AFRICAN POETRY
An lrish Airman foresees his death-W.B Yeats
Mending Wall-Robert Frost
Futility-Wilreld Owen
Richard Cory-Edwin A.Robinson
Parables-(can't remember the poet)
Ode to a Grecian urn-John Keats.
I think my literature teacher then did a yeoman job,for me to have be able to remember all these since 98.l wish they still drill them nowadays like our time. The current literature syllabus will make you puke.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Rapmoney(m): 9:57am On Jul 05, 2016
TJ18:

Wow i will do anything to read this book again.Please do you know where i can get it?
The last time I set my eyes on it was years ago. I have asked around in some few bookshops but they didn't have it.
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Rapmoney(m): 10:02am On Jul 05, 2016
TruthHurts1:


Shettima the Slave Boy by Kola Onadipe
wink

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by dynamickc: 10:04am On Jul 05, 2016
jflexy:
Still remember Erugo Inyama in without a silver spoon, and d broom stick test, lol



Will always remember Ure Chokwe and the mischievous Erugo Inyama... "Chokwe my boy" cried my eyes out reading this novel

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by TruthHurts1(m): 10:06am On Jul 05, 2016
My favourite childhood books:

Akin Goes to School

Eze Goes to School

Juju Rock

The Rainmaker and Other Stories

Yomi in Paris

Yomi in London

Sugar Girl

Mezie the Ogbanje Boy

One Week, One Trouble

Scoundrels in Uniform (very funny book with a tragic ending)

Shettima the Slave Boy

The Return of Shettima

Secret of the Sheik (the book that got me whipped for reading it)

Joseph the Village Boy

Tales Out of School (Story of two 12 year old schoolboy detectives Bayo and Ikenna)

The Adventures of Souza

An African Nights Entertainment

The Village School




Non nigerian:

All the Enid Blyton books (Famous Five & The Secret Seven)

The Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Boy Who was Afraid by Armstrong Sperry

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

All the Encyclopedia Jones Stories by Joseph Sobol

Nancy Drew

The Hardy Boys

Noisy Neville

The Scarlet Pimpernel

I really had a rich literary experience as a child grin

Today's kids are missing out with their Playstations and X boxes.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by damilare7(m): 10:08am On Jul 05, 2016
piece by pieces
joys of motherhood by buchi emecheta
tunde on the run by deji lewis
trials of jimmy johnson by sly edaghese
mother's choice
koku baboni
akin goes to school
women of owu by femi osofisan
the beautiful ones are not yet born
our husband has gone mad
animal farm by George Orwell
nineteen-eighty four
Gulliver's travel
oliver twist













I'm an engineering student though

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by WetSmoke: 10:12am On Jul 05, 2016
enough!!! am heading for d bookshop.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by dynamickc: 10:14am On Jul 05, 2016
Orikinla:

Get it on Amazon.
Uncle Eddie Iron is very active on Facebook.

He just got himself a new follower running to facebook.
Will also check out Efuru author (Flora Nwapa) hope she is still alive

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by MiMiakpet(m): 10:15am On Jul 05, 2016
Akpan and the smugglers & Chike and the River.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by sageb: 10:16am On Jul 05, 2016
Remember Jagua Nana's daughter by cyprian Ekwensi... Nice novel

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by FlamesD: 10:19am On Jul 05, 2016
Aiye Kwei Aimah

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by PAnaceA7(m): 10:19am On Jul 05, 2016
LordofNairaland:


Is Samankwe in the Rainforest not the story about a madman?

There is a story book I have been looking for all my life. I am not sure if it is Samankwe in the Rainforest or Samankwe The Madman.

It's Samankwe in the strange forest and it's not really about a madman... it's a boy who came late to school and when his teacher was flogging him for late coming he ran into the forest where he came across a lot of different people and strange things.
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by TruthHurts1(m): 10:21am On Jul 05, 2016
WetSmoke:
enough!!! am heading for d bookshop.

I will follow your good example grin

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Kimikazi2: 10:23am On Jul 05, 2016
0955eb027:
An african nite of entertainment. Cyprian Ekwensi Thd drummer boy, The slave boy (cant remember the authors now). This books, i read in primary school.
And The Return of Shettima.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by MzEspoir(f): 10:25am On Jul 05, 2016
OluwabuqqyYOLO:
Those books were the best, man! I learnt reading with Ralia, the sugar girl. Then after, I read every book I came across. I read the Dark Child by C. M Laye in primary school. King Solomon's Mines is one book I'll never forget. If there is anyway I'd get it, someone, please, tell me.

But all sha, I thank my mom. God bless her. She showed me all. Btw, I'm just 19. Not everyone of this generation isn't sound.
Abi. I read almost all those books for fun when I was still in primary school

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by PAnaceA7(m): 10:26am On Jul 05, 2016
Rapmoney:
I swear, I love "Joy of Motherhood". Buch Emecheta wrote interesting books, I must say.

Joy of motherhood was very interesting and depicted how things happen in the real world...it was set in Ibusa, delta state where the author comes from that's the only book from Buchi Emecheta that have read.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by petitejolie(f): 10:26am On Jul 05, 2016
well I read dem in primary school not secondary school.
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by 0955eb027(m): 10:46am On Jul 05, 2016
Kimikazi2:

And The Return of Shettima.
While reading the book, i'd always imagined myself having some kinda special powers to help Shettima. The sister's name is Fatima, right?

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by 0955eb027(m): 10:50am On Jul 05, 2016
laikas:

yeah, the african night entertainment. hw do i get to read the book.
Its really difficult to get 'em bøoks now. Will be glad if i can lay ma hands on them, cos its straight up to ma archive.

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by 0955eb027(m): 10:55am On Jul 05, 2016
olajorn:
an African night of entertainment,I was unable to read it,but my sister use to tell me the story then...2002 I guess
It was in the late 90's then, never really read meaning to it until i grew older. Really interesting piece. About man's quest for power, vengeance, inability to let go of anger etc it ll really suck you in.
Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Freiburger(m): 11:04am On Jul 05, 2016
My father's car by S.M.O Aka
Animal farm by George Orwell

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Re: Throwback: Nigerian Literature Books We Used In Secondary School!!! by Charmarlegne: 11:08am On Jul 05, 2016
But for nostalgia, those were actually shitty days. Started secondary school in the late 80s and here's my roll call.

Lambtales from Shakespeare.
Second chance by nyegi koin
Adventures of Souza (this was one hilarious novel)
Akin the Drummer Boy
Without a Silver spoon
Eze goes to school (read this in primary sch)

But I have to admit, the writers of those days were really deep. Thank you Wole Soyinka et al. For the memories.

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