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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Ishilove: 8:38pm On Jul 15, 2016
I badly need to read more old books written by Nigerians. Gosh, I miss the golden days smiley

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by abbeyty(m): 8:59pm On Jul 15, 2016
op what about sugar girl

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by HaneefahRN(f): 8:59pm On Jul 15, 2016
I read:

The bottled leopard
One day one trouble
The virtuous woman
without a silver spoon
The concubine
Mother's choice
Joys of motherhood
Drummer boy
Director seems familiar but can't remember if I read it.

You really tried, I don't think I can remember most of the story lines

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by GuyFawkes: 9:01pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


This took me down memory lane. Wow!!

I also remember another one written by Cyprian, about an old man struck with a spell of the wandering disease. Each time someone mentions Sokugo, the old man loses his senses and starts wandering upandan distant lands. I have forgotten the name but the plot has stayed with me all these years.

I think that should be Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi, Mai Sunsaye, I still call people who wander that name.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by emyjay2015: 9:03pm On Jul 15, 2016
I read all of them but some are missing like SUGAR GIRL(RALIA), THE gods are not to be blame, tales by moonlight,
Missed the good old days mehn,wish I could get all these books now.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by emyjay2015: 9:04pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bros you enter class
abbeyty:
op what about sugar girl
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Darey00(m): 9:05pm On Jul 15, 2016
Chokwe, my boy!!

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by prof800(m): 9:05pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


The part that got me was when the boy's father spat into his hands and asked him to lick it embarassed embarassed
"What the eyes does not see, the mouth does not water for." -Dede (1892)
smiley

naptu2:


I preferred Forty-Eight Guns For The General. My God, I lost myself in that book!
sad
You, just go back to your generation. Ya too oldgrin plus your memory power is really superb.wink

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by abbeyty(m): 9:08pm On Jul 15, 2016
emyjay2015:
Bros you enter class


meaning what ?
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluette(f): 9:08pm On Jul 15, 2016
I read d Birthday girl.. I think the name of d min character was Alice.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluezy13(m): 9:08pm On Jul 15, 2016
Hnmmm...








Among the overlisted, the most touching is [b] The Joys of Motherhood". Won't forget what Nnuego had to pass through

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Darey00(m): 9:10pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bluezy13:
Hnmmm...








Among the overlisted, the most touching is [b] The Joys of Motherhood". Won't forget what Nnuego had to pass through
.


at the end she died on the street like a commoner. so painful

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by VictorRomanov: 9:10pm On Jul 15, 2016
I was forced to read these two.


Never liked literature till today!

Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Impulse80(m): 9:11pm On Jul 15, 2016
Anyone remember The Trial of Jimmy Johnson? grin

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Proffdada: 9:13pm On Jul 15, 2016
VictorRomanov:
I was forced to read these two.


Never liked literature till today!
please I beg you in God's name, do you have the book "passport of Mallam Illia "? Where can I get it?

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluette(f): 9:14pm On Jul 15, 2016
naptu2:
O MY GOD! O MY GOD! You will die of laughter if you read this book. I'm not just saying it. You will actually die of laughter if you read it. This novel is totally hilarious.

Somebody stole my copy of the book, but I must buy another one soon.


The Interpreters by Wole Soyinka.


I soo much love it.. I still have mine..
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:14pm On Jul 15, 2016
naptu2:


It's a very crazy story about a delinquent boy called Akin and the absolutely crazy events that happened in his life.

You will read about the food riots that occurred in his school, his teenage female classmates that moonlight as prostitutes, the bathroom in the female hostel that can be seen from the building across the road, the time that he falsified his results, how he was either expelled from school or he dropped out (I can remember which) and how he stole a lot of money from accident victims and used that to start his company.

He therefore became the "Director" of the company and had lots of girlfriends and hosted lavish parties. He was also engaged in a lot of illegal activities (to keep the money flowing). Then you'll read about what happened to him in the end.
On point. I still have the book and others listed up there.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:15pm On Jul 15, 2016
Proffdada:
please I beg you in God's name, do you have the book "passport of Mallam Illia "? Where can I get it?
I have it.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by VictorRomanov: 9:16pm On Jul 15, 2016
Proffdada:
please I beg you in God's name, do you have the book "passport of Mallam Illia "? Where can I get it?

I don't have ooo. Na borrow read things as at then.


Try checking for an online or PDF version
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:17pm On Jul 15, 2016
you know then, you cant join a book club until you have read a certain number of books.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by AfroKnight: 9:17pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


Yeah I remember this one. The twins were separated at birth over Mina's father's refusal to allow poor Richard marry his daughter.
Miatta, the twin named after the singer.

Chai! Ishilove, you are bringing me to tears. The memories I have of this book... Time flies.

cry cry

Really, you shouldn't make a grown man cry. It's not right. cry

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Orikinla(m): 9:17pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


http://www.lailasblog.com/2016/07/lailans-how-many-of-you-remember-these.html
.
OP, thank you.
These were the books of our generation. The intellectual generation.
We loved to read.
We were more well bred and disciplined.
We produced Ben Okri, Festus Iyayi, Isidore Okpewo, Karen King-Aribisala and other illustrious authors.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:18pm On Jul 15, 2016
Impulse80:
Anyone remember The Trial of Jimmy Johnson? grin
I over remember. Lol! That lady was just all over jimmy because he was rich not knowing he was a drug baron. Someone you just met wey you dey love up inside car, dey order bush meat anyhow for restaurant.
Hahaha.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Proffdada: 9:18pm On Jul 15, 2016
VictorRomanov:


I don't have ooo. Na borrow read things as at then.


Try checking for an online or PDF version
for years I've been scraping online into deep web , all proved futile

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Proffdada: 9:19pm On Jul 15, 2016
Amusaopeyemi:

I have it.
please how can I get it or a copy?

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by charlescarlos: 9:20pm On Jul 15, 2016
The boy slave was about Shettima who was kidnapped and sold to a faraway land. He became friends with the prince of the land after he saved him from a ferocious guard's horsewhip. The sequel was The return of the boyslave.
Koku Baboni I think was about a baby placed in a basket and dumped in a forest.
The late Mabel Segun- My father's daughter.
Ishilove:


I thought i saw Ralia Odinga grin cheesy

I know I've read this Boyslave book, but each time i try to conjure up the memory, Koku Baboni keeps popping up.

Who also remembers My Father's Daughter by Mabel something?

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by 2prexios: 9:21pm On Jul 15, 2016
Proffdada:
please I beg you in God's name, do you have the book "passport of Mallam Illia "? Where can I get it?

Good book there.

when I read the boy slave I was moved to tears.

Bottled leopard, Sugar girl, Wilson tagbo, the drummer boy, the return of shetima (sequel to the boy slave) then I moved to Ivanhoe, King Solomons mine, adventure of Tom Sawyer, Oliver twist, weep not child and so on.

We did had a blessed childhood God.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluette(f): 9:23pm On Jul 15, 2016
Violence by Festus Iyayi

The English magazine: "I have never read anything which touches the raw flesh of abject poverty and cruel exploitation so continuously, yet ones final impression is of courage, spirit, loyalty and indomitable love and humanity... A tremendously powerful novel. "

Idemudia, Adisa...

I av read ds book countless tyms

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:23pm On Jul 15, 2016
Pls who can help me get all these books and post them to Uk for me, am missinmg home seriously,i will pay for transport and in conveniencies,thanks.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:23pm On Jul 15, 2016
Wow! EstharFabian was still in heaven when these books were published. And that's understating the facts.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Gbegiri101(m): 9:23pm On Jul 15, 2016
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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by overtlyderanged: 9:23pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


When I read it the cover was different. Ekwueme died from the injuries he sustained in a fight with Madume. Madume, the greedy lecher began eyeing Ihuoma after her husband died. I think Madume later hung himself on a tree after he went blind. The spirit husband came in the form of a snake and spat into his eyes, blinding him. He sunk into depression afterwards, and then committed suicide.

Truly an unforgettable classic... smiley

The concubine was one sick read mehn!

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