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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by lymelyte(m): 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
what about Chike and the river? grin

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
emyjay2015:
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.
Koku Baboni and The Bride Price is missing too.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
Those days where better,then I was not thinking of hustling.
Anyway what about THINGS FALL APART

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by iamord(m): 9:24pm 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.
a very interesting story
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
Yuneehk:
My favourite was "second chance".. I read that book so many times. Rich Mina Erein and poor Richard Pepple with their twin girls cheesy
same here m very sure that if I check my house it should still be lurking around somewhere.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluezy13(m): 9:24pm On Jul 15, 2016
Darey00:
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at the end she died on the street like a commoner. so painful

Very painful, my dear. The story is all tragedy. She suffered all her lifetime, even in marriage.

At my age then, I got absorbed by the happenings in the book that it almost reflected in my life physically as I was constantly wearing a sad face then.


You know, at that time, any book one happens to find oneself reading, all one's imagination would be seasoned and directed by the book until one picks up another book.
Besides, that "Joys of Motherhood" is/was a heavy book with very tiny text such that would discourage a dull/lazy reader.
Hehehe...



Poor Nnuego.
Anyways, she tried like a mother.
Only that the end...at least...would have been joyous like the Drummer boy.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bryan12(m): 9:25pm On Jul 15, 2016
I wish I grew up in the 90s
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:25pm On Jul 15, 2016
lymelyte:
what about Chike and the river? grin
Chikeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
I loved that book. Remember the money doubler part?

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by overtlyderanged: 9:28pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:


Wilson Tagbo the trouble maker!! cheesy

I read this one several times and won't mind reading it one more time, too funny cheesy

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:28pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bluezy13:


Very painful, my dear. The story is all tragedy. She suffered all her lifetime, even in marriage.

At my age then, I got absorbed by the happenings in the book that it almost reflected in my life physically as I was constantly wearing a sad face then.


You know, at that time, any book one happens to find oneself reading, all one's imagination would be seasoned and directed by the book until one picks up another book.
Besides, that "Joys of Motherhood" is/was a heavy book with very tiny writings. Hehehe...



Poor Nnuego.
Anyways, she tried like a mother.
Only that the end...at least...would have been joyous like the Drummer boy.
It took Oshia 3years to pay off the debt he incurred for her burial according to Buchi Emecheta.
Her male children didn't take care of her while she was alive but they gave her a king's burial. #BloodyChildren

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by moscobabs(m): 9:28pm On Jul 15, 2016
Ishilove:

I don't think I read this one
pls read this interesting book
"The Virgin"
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluezy13(m): 9:29pm On Jul 15, 2016
I can bet on it that only very few people read that book "The Joys of Motherhood"

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by BlackMystery(f): 9:29pm On Jul 15, 2016
Those days..my memory still intact grin
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:31pm On Jul 15, 2016
moscobabs:

pls read this interesting book

"The Virgin"
Even Beautiful Nubia wrote a song about that book and Tunde Kelani directed a movie adaptation of the book, the title of the movie is "Narrow Path".

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:31pm On Jul 15, 2016
Amusaopeyemi:

I have it.
Pls where can I meet you to borrow these books especially mothers choice and second chance.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluezy13(m): 9:32pm On Jul 15, 2016
moscobabs:
pls read this interesting book
"The Virgin"
Hehehe...


What about "The Pregnant Virgin 1 & 2" ?





Those days of Ghanaian Writers with their love stories....

'hehehe...Especially Mensah... forgotten other names

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by junnyjake(m): 9:32pm On Jul 15, 2016
If I'm to be honest, I've read only about 12 of the books here, and thanks ishilove for the walk down memory lane, growing up in the 90s, I consider that a blessing.

Growing up, I was reading only African authors, no foreign books. That was all I was provided with then, mostly pacesetters.

My all time favorite was and would be 'the cyclist' I can't remember the author though.

The next one was 'no condition is permanent.' A really unique plot. These are books I would read over and over again.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Darey00(m): 9:34pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bluezy13:


Very painful, my dear. The story is all tragedy. She suffered all her lifetime, even in marriage.

At my age then, I got absorbed by the happenings in the book that it almost reflected in my life physically as I was constantly wearing a sad face then.


You know, at that time, any book one happens to find oneself reading, all one's imagination would be seasoned and directed by the book until one picks up another book.
Besides, that "Joys of Motherhood" is/was a heavy book with very tiny text such that would discourage a dull/lazy reader.
Hehehe...



Poor Nnuego.
Anyways, she tried like a mother.
Only that the end...at least...would have been joyous like the Drummer boy.

lol am about to cry. a beg stop



lymelyte:
what about Chike and the river? grin

Haa!!

" " Anyway, Chike was happy about one thing. He can finally say to his friends.. "I've been to Asaba. There only remains Lagos" "

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Bluezy13(m): 9:35pm On Jul 15, 2016
Amusaopeyemi:

It took Oshia 3years to pay off the debt he incurred for her burial according to Buchi Emecheta.
Her male children didn't take care of her while she was alive but they gave her a king's burial. #BloodyChildren








But she didn't live to enjoy it.
Just like that bloke who buried the mother inside hummer...

Such is life sha

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:35pm 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.

It was Mina's mother not father... I loved d 2 books by Nyeng... I read 'em many time.(Second Chance and Time changes like yesterday)
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:35pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bluette:
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
I remember that book. It's a stark contrast between the rich and the poor.

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:37pm On Jul 15, 2016
Oh Ishilove!! Such a trip down memory lane. I wish I could just touch each picture here and have the book appear in my hands.
Oh and the virtuous woman, I remember that it was about two girls who got admission in a secondary school far from home. They ended up travelling with two handsome boys and while one of the girls threw herself at the boys, the other reserved one (Nana I think) was being chased by all the boys. They had an accident, one of the boys died (I think), and Nana fell in love

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Natasha2(f): 9:37pm On Jul 15, 2016
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy Nice memories, thanks Op this made my night.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Buchika: 9:37pm On Jul 15, 2016
Evbu my love.
The blackmailer
The smugglers .
Bloodbath at lobster close
The undesirable element.
The worshippers.
Wages of sin
Agony in her voice.

and so many others I can't remember of hand.
Lord!!! @ op u really sent me back to early 90s

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by alorax2(f): 9:38pm On Jul 15, 2016
Op niko where can i get d bottled leopard, i lost myself in that book o, kai, second chance, the beautiful ones are not yet born, Rffuru, trials of brother jero, the great pond, arrow of God, etc

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Nobody: 9:38pm On Jul 15, 2016
dumo1:

Pls where can I meet you to borrow these books especially mothers choice and second chance.
These ones are my unborn children's copy. grin grin. They will read mommy's copy like I read my mama's books
I can help you get it in bookshops around my area. It shouldn't be more than 500naira each.
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by junnyjake(m): 9:38pm On Jul 15, 2016
Yuneehk:
My favourite was "second chance".. I read that book so many times. Rich Mina Erein and poor Richard Pepple with their twin girls cheesy


if my memory serves me right, I guess Richard traveled to Zimbabwe with one of the twin girls right?
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by ennyhola: 9:38pm On Jul 15, 2016
Explorers:
At all, except these...
Explorer Sir.. I've read some of them but not All...where can I get it here in Ogun state?
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by Darey00(m): 9:39pm On Jul 15, 2016
RABIUSHILE04:


It was Mina's mother not father... I loved d 2 books by Nyeng... I read 'em many time.(Second Chance and Time changes like yesterday)

Richard and his mother in law were cut from the same cloth. But the part I love most in the book was after 7 years, Richard's voice could still make Mina go gaga. Really touching

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Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by mismore(f): 9:39pm On Jul 15, 2016
Bluezy13:









But she didn't live to enjoy it.
Just like that bloke who buried the mother inside hummer...

Such is life sha


The book should have been titled "struggle of motherhood"

Such a sad ending...
Re: Nairalanders, How Many Of You Remember These Timeless African Classics? by jaylicioussss(f): 9:42pm On Jul 15, 2016
I have read most of the books listed. I used to borrow from my friends in Literature class then. Kai Literature sweet die. I must really commend writers like Cyprain Ekwensi, who writes about people and things that are outside their region. He did a great work writing Mallam ilia and an African night entertainment. Most writers would often stick to their own region. Its not bad though

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