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If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 9:59am On Oct 15, 2016
WITH THESE BOOKS/PLAYS:


The Lion & the jewel by Wole Soyinka
Never sparked my interest so i only followed it in class...i know it was abt two men fighting over one girl

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
my Fav plays were:
Macbeth
Othello
Much Ado About Nothing
Romeo & Juliet
The Tempest


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Fav characters: Oliver Twist,Faggin,Bill Sikes

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Fav character:Okonkwo

The Passport of Mallam Ilia by Cyprian Ekwensi
Fav character:the young,brave and rugged Mallam Ilia

An African Night’s Entertainment by Cyprian Ekwensi
Had little interest in this too only read along in class

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
fav character: Kate

Dizzy Angel by Gracy Nma Osifo
fav character: that fine ogbanje girl and her wanna be boyfriend forgotten their names

Animal Farm by George Orwell
fav characters: Napoleon,Snowball,Old Major
i don't think i read this in my jss tho cos i later became a science student for 1 year before going to become a social science student and had to drop literature painfully..

Feel free to add yours

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by lastbaff(m): 10:02am On Oct 15, 2016
These books make me remember childhood days. Wonderful experience.

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 10:04am On Oct 15, 2016
lastbaff:
These books make me remember childhood days. Wonderful experience.
Am telling you

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by psucc(m): 10:16am On Oct 15, 2016
My favourite novel was WEEP NOT CHILD by Ngugi Wa'Thiongo.
It is an eye opener.

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Richy4(m): 12:27pm On Oct 15, 2016
We read Macbeth--Still born--Animal Farm--- The Trial of Brother jero-----The Mayor of casterbridge wink

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 12:37pm On Oct 15, 2016
Richy4:
We read Macbeth--Still born--Animal Farm--- The Trial of Brother jero-----The Mayor of casterbridge wink

Yes The Trial of Brother jero and still born

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by dfrost: 8:21pm On Oct 15, 2016
Although by early 90s, I was just leaving primary school and about to enter secondary school, I still had the opportunity to read some of the books listed here because my late elder brother was in the Arts division then.

Trials of Brother Jero
She Stoops to Conquer
Macbeth - my dad had this in his library way back
Julius Caesar - ¿E tú Brutus?
Animal Farm - Benjamin the old donkey
The Bottled Leopard
Romeo and Juliet Anthills of the Savannah
Merchant of Venice

what a beautiful childhood.

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Savvy2(f): 10:10pm On Oct 15, 2016
I read most of them
Not in 'the early 90s though undecided undecided

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 4:52pm On Oct 16, 2016
Savvy2:
I read most of them
Not in 'the early 90s though undecided undecided
Cos u probably love reading. smiley

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Savvy2(f): 5:01pm On Oct 16, 2016
dairykidd:

Cos u probably love reading. smiley

Partly... but mostly because I majored in the Arts side of school wink

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by EfemenaXY: 5:30pm On Oct 16, 2016
Beautiful memories ...

Yes, I read a lot of those books and even though I was a "pure science" student studying the threee sciences, Further Mathematics, Technical (Building) drawing, etc , I still clung on to Literature - thanks to my dad's foresight - and to the school's councellor's disdain cheesy

Did any of you read The Unknown Soldier?

Cc: Damiso

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by EfemenaXY: 5:32pm On Oct 16, 2016
dairykidd:
WITH THESE BOOKS/PLAYS:


The Lion & the jewel by Wole Soyinka
Never sparked my interest so i only followed it in class...i know it was abt two men fighting over one girl

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
my Fav plays were:
Macbeth
Othello
Much Ado About Nothing
Romeo & Juliet
The Tempest


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Fav characters: Oliver Twist,Faggin,Bill Sikes

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Fav character:Okonkwo

The Passport of Mallam Ilia by Cyprian Ekwensi
Fav character:the young,brave and rugged Mallam Ilia

An African Night’s Entertainment by Cyprian Ekwensi
Had little interest in this too only read along in class

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
fav character: Kate

Dizzy Angel by Gracy Nma Osifo
fav character: that fine ogbanje girl and her wanna be boyfriend forgotten their names

Animal Farm by George Orwell
fav characters: Napoleon,Snowball,Old Major
i don't think i read this in my jss tho cos i later became a science student for 1 year before going to become a social science student and had to drop literature painfully..

Feel free to add yours

You shouldn't have dropped Literature. I kept it as my "wild card".

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by RGem(f): 5:41pm On Oct 16, 2016
Dizzy angel and passport of Malham ilia are very interesting
Burning grass by cyprian ekwensi too.
Efuru is also very interesting.

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Flygeriansteve: 6:08pm On Oct 16, 2016
The Trial of Jimmy Johnson

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 6:26pm On Oct 16, 2016

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by babyfaceafrica: 11:01pm On Oct 16, 2016
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah.
Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by damiso(f): 12:06pm On Oct 17, 2016
EfemenaXY:
Beautiful memories ...

Yes, I read a lot of those books and even though I was a "pure science" student studying the threee sciences, Further Mathematics, Technical (Building) drawing, etc , I still clung on to Literature - thanks to my dad's foresight - and to the school's councellor's disdain cheesy

Did any of you read The Unknown Soldier?

Cc: Damiso

Aww thanks for mentioning me Efe. kiss

Lovely Thread that does bring back lovely Memories smiley

I was such a voracious reader in those days embarassed and loved African Literature.

Gradually getting better at it again though and I intentionally set time aside for reading and slot into my commute as well( when I get a seat ). I dusted up and renewed my library card a couple of weeks ago when I took the kids in ( I have a kindle but am old fashioned I love flipping pages) and went to the African Literature section, currently reading 'News from Home 'by Sefi Atta.( I like her writing style and just finished her another of her books ' A bit of Difference' could so relate to it as a Nigerian living in the UK).

I just found that my reading was becoming centred around the children alone. I told myself ,its not just reading to and with them it also helps them seeing YOU read as well. I also hope to introduce African/ Black Written Literature to them as well. My daughter got Maya Angelou' Little People Big Dreams as one of her birthday presents and hope to get her the whole set.

I loved

The Passport of Mallam Illia by Cyprian Ekwensi
Akin the Drummer Boy by Cyprian Ekwensi
Trials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka
The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi( we even had a stage production for this ) and so many others too numerous to mention.

Aww memories. smiley

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Dyt(f): 12:19pm On Oct 17, 2016
I remember a few
Always been a lazy reader
But I remember them all

But the one that almost gave me a knock is Macbeth
I think that's where the greedy schelock wanted a pound of flesh

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 12:23pm On Oct 17, 2016
Is that "dizzy angel" girl not Uloma?

Thinking
Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by fluxbush(f): 12:30pm On Oct 17, 2016
Dyt:
I remember a few
Always been a lazy reader
But I remember them all

But the one that almost gave me a knock is Macbeth
I think that's where the greedy schelock wanted a pound of flesh
Mba ooooo. Who wrote the one you speak of? Must have been written in Bosnia grin grin grin. The Shylock story is Merchant of Venice. Oya thank me. grin grin

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Dyt(f): 12:35pm On Oct 17, 2016
fluxbush:
Mba ooooo. Who wrote the one you speak of? Must have been written in Bosnia grin grin grin. The Shylock story is Merchant of Venice. Oya thank me. grin grin

Yes
You saved the day
Merchant if Venice

I can't remember them mehn
I will say thanks o
Cos you just brought back funny memories when I was asked to write about act 1 scene 3

See me sweating and forming stories
cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 1:28pm On Oct 17, 2016
damiso:


Aww thanks for mentioning me Efe. kiss

Lovely Thread that does bring back lovely Memories smiley

I was such a voracious reader in those days embarassed and loved African Literature.

Gradually getting better at it again though and I intentionally set time aside for reading and slot into my commute as well( when I get a seat ). I dusted up and renewed my library card a couple of weeks ago when I took the kids in ( I have a kindle but am old fashioned I love flipping pages) and went to the African Literature section, currently reading 'News from Home 'by Sefi Atta.( I like her writing style and just finished her another of her books ' A bit of Difference' could so relate to it as a Nigerian living in the UK).

I just found that my reading was becoming centred around the children alone. I told myself ,its not just reading to and with them it also helps them seeing YOU read as well. I also hope to introduce African/ Black Written Literature to them as well. My daughter got Maya Angelou' Little People Big Dreams as one of her birthday presents and hope to get her the whole set.

I loved

The Passport of Mallam Illia by Cyprian Ekwensi
Akin the Drummer Boy by Cyprian Ekwensi
Trials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka
The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi( we even had a stage production for this ) and so many others too numerous to mention.

Aww memories. smiley

African Literature is world-class. There are many prestigious authors that I am very fond of and they enjoy international fame and recognition.

I have all Sefi Atta books at home Damiso.

I also recommend

- “I do not come to you by chance" by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
- "Night Dancer" by Chika Unigwe
- "On Black Sister's Street" by Chika Unigwe
- "Swallow" by Sefi Atta
- "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives" by Lola Shoneyin


And of course all of Adichie's books. Do I have to mention Chinua Achebe? I don't think so. cheesy


Has anyone read "The other hand" by Chris Cleave (also known as "Little Bee"wink? He is British but grew up in Cameroon. The book is about a Nigerian girl / asylum-seeker. I have read the first few pages and it's promising. I heard it's taught in European schools. A film adaption is being developed and will be produced by Nicole Kidman. I guess, a book is always a better option. Most films disappoint when you have read the book but I will give it a try after I read it.

Cc: EfemenaXY kiss

Cococandy, are you into litertaure? kiss
Shaybebaby, Nubian999, HaneefahRN, MizMycoli, Mimzyy, what about you ladies? kiss

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Mimzyy(f): 1:46pm On Oct 17, 2016
"The Joys of motherhood...Buchi Emecheta" remains my favorite wink

I have read almost all the books listed by the OP.

cc mindfulness smiley

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Chaulay1: 1:52pm On Oct 17, 2016
Wow, remembering those days makes me nostalgic and I can’t help but relive those times again. I so so much loved reading, it was my very best hobby. I would stay awake all night reading novels and even the ones my sisters brought home didn’t escape me, I read them with or without their permission. Read most of senior classes literature while still in junior class including almost all the books mentioned on this thread so far. Recalling.....

Shakespeare – Much ado about nothing, twelfth night or what you will, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, Macbeth

African novel – Arrow of God, Joy of motherhood, so long a letter, Things fall apart, Man of the people, weep not child, No longer at ease, Efuru etc

Pace setters – Evbu my love, stone of vengeance, sweet revenge, too cold for comfort, love on the rock, mark of cobra, the wages of sin, sisi, the concubine etc

I used to have special interest reading James Hadley chase – safer dead, not safe to be free, no orchid for miss Blandish, sucker punch, the vulture is a patient bird, knock, knock who is there?, the way the cookies crumble, have a change of scene etc

Mills and boom series is not left behind. Can’t even remember their titles anymore.

I never knew a time will come when other things will take over my love for reading. Those days.......

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 2:02pm On Oct 17, 2016
Mimzyy:
"The Joys of motherhood...Buchi Emecheta" remains my favorite wink

I have read almost all the books listed by the OP.


Me too. Though I came to enjoy Shakespeare later, not as a student. I have Buchi Emecheta's "The Joys of Motherhood" at home too. cheesy

And many collections of African short stories.

Glory to my Father for instilling the love of literature in me as a child. I remember him and me reading books together. He would read - mostly . historical novels and I would read books for children and we would eat Mama's homemade cookies and drink milk with it. It was such a lazy and yet very productive time. My father is a walking lexicon. Sweet memories. cheesy

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Mimzyy(f): 2:14pm On Oct 17, 2016
Mindfulness:


Me too. Though I came to enjoy Shakespeare later, not as a student. I have Buchi Emecheta's "The Joys of Motherhood" at home too. cheesy

And many collections of African short stories.

Glory to my Father for instilling the love of literature in me as a child. I remember him and me reading books together. He would read - mostly . historical novels and I would read books for children and we would eat Mama's homemade cookies and drink milk with it. It was such a lazy and yet very productive time. My father is a walking lexicon. Sweet memories. cheesy


Literature was (is still) my best subject in secondary school. I was always excited once the period approaches. If i see a novel that piques my interest with my sworn enemy (hyperbole), be sure that i will definitely be best of friends with that person immediately. We share one interest then. nice grin

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by dfrost: 2:18pm On Oct 17, 2016
Dyt:

But the one that almost gave me a knock is Macbeth
I think that's where the greedy schelock wanted a pound of flesh

I guess that should be Merchant of Venice. Funny part was when he was told to cut the flesh but that no blood should be spilled. Who does that? grin

Lawyers have been crazy right from the beginning of man's existence.

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Dyt(f): 3:12pm On Oct 17, 2016
dfrost:


Lawyers have been crazy right from the beginning of man's existence.

True
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 3:44pm On Oct 17, 2016
EfemenaXY:


You shouldn't have dropped Literature. I kept it as my "wild card".

I shouldn't have but u know these parents and the idea of what they want u to become...i still read lots of literature stuff tho even while i was @ the uni i mingled with the theater arts students and even attended some classes with them whenever i was lecture free cheesy

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 3:57pm On Oct 17, 2016
damiso:


Aww thanks for mentioning me Efe. kiss

Lovely Thread that does bring back lovely Memories smiley

I was such a voracious reader in those days embarassed and loved African Literature.

Gradually getting better at it again though and I intentionally set time aside for reading and slot into my commute as well( when I get a seat ). I dusted up and renewed my library card a couple of weeks ago when I took the kids in ( I have a kindle but am old fashioned I love flipping pages) and went to the African Literature section, currently reading 'News from Home 'by Sefi Atta.( I like her writing style and just finished her another of her books ' A bit of Difference' could so relate to it as a Nigerian living in the UK).

I just found that my reading was becoming centred around the children alone. I told myself ,its not just reading to and with them it also helps them seeing YOU read as well. I also hope to introduce African/ Black Written Literature to them as well. My daughter got Maya Angelou' Little People Big Dreams as one of her birthday presents and hope to get her the whole set.

I loved

The Passport of Mallam Illia by Cyprian Ekwensi
Akin the Drummer Boy by Cyprian Ekwensi
Trials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka
The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi( we even had a stage production for this ) and so many others too numerous to mention.

Aww memories. smiley


Wow how could i forget The Gods Are Not to Blame and Akin the Drummer Boy ....nice

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by cococandy(f): 4:29pm On Oct 17, 2016
@mindfulness, I used to be. There was a time the best gift anyone could give me was a book. I don't know what I can say happened (pretty recently too). Now I only read if I'm bored and there's nothing else to do. Which is kinda rare.

Efemenaxy, I haven't finished your book that I bought since almost 2yrs ago. Shows you how bad it has become. cry

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Re: If You Had Your Junior Secondary In The Early Nineties You Are Probably Familiar by Nobody: 4:32pm On Oct 17, 2016
Chaulay1:
Wow, remembering those days makes me nostalgic and I can’t help but relive those times again. I so so much loved reading, it was my very best hobby. I would stay awake all night reading novels and even the ones my sisters brought home didn’t escape me, I read them with or without their permission. Read most of senior classes literature while still in junior class including almost all the books mentioned on this thread so far. Recalling.....

Shakespeare – Much ado about nothing, twelfth night or what you will, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, Macbeth

African novel – Arrow of God, Joy of motherhood, so long a letter, Things fall apart, Man of the people, weep not child, No longer at ease, Efuru etc

Pace setters – Evbu my love, stone of vengeance, sweet revenge, too cold for comfort, love on the rock, mark of cobra, the wages of sin, sisi, the concubine etc

I used to have special interest reading James Hadley chase – safer dead, not safe to be free, no orchid for miss Blandish, sucker punch, the vulture is a patient bird, knock, knock who is there?, the way the cookies crumble, have a change of scene etc

Mills and boom series is not left behind. Can’t even remember their titles anymore.

I never knew a time will come when other things will take over my love for reading. Those days.......

Yeah pacesetters books tho i remember Evbu my love (later had a chic with that name in my ss1 grin)and the concubine.Lolsss Mills & Boon when they make my sisters burn food for house so we the boys had to investigate wetin dey omo na so boys hook ooo,we actually never read them sha just skipped straight to the sexy n erotic parts and my sisters had lots of them so they wont even know when its missing untill matter cast so they started handing it down to us after reading it felt weird tho when my sis would be like hve u read this one? lolss.I still loved comics sooo much and i don't play with my DC comics and Marvel too but i preferred DC.My best novels of all time where James Hadley chase novels, i had a lot of them i really don't think there's anyone i didn't read cos my elder bro was like addicted and he got me hooked on it too..it always felt like watching a movie while reading it & i would be in my bro's room playing jazz music that has heavy bass and good sax non stop on low volume..senior bro introduced me to this kind of music too (guys like Wynton Marsalis,earl klugh,Michael franks,Miles Davis,Louis Armstrong and the likes)..growing up was so much fun tho cheesy cheesy

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