Gwendolen, Rebels Against Rebels, The Drummer Boy - Librarian Book Picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 27/03/2017 - 16:08

What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books, selected for you by our librarian. You can find these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Fiction

Gwendolen by Emecheta, Buchi

A tale of lost innocence and betrayal of trust.

Gwendolen is a lively, affectionate little young girl growing up in a Jamaican shanty town. When her parents emigrate to England they leave their daughter in the care of her poverty-stricken grandmother. At the age of nine, she is raped by a family friend, and by the time she joins her parents in London she has lost both her innocence and her sense of self-worth...

Non-fiction

Rebels Against Rebels by  Ottah, Nelson

What compartment in the history of humanity is to be occupied by Victor Banjo, Phillip Alale, Emmanuel Ifeajuna and Samuel Agbam, all of whom were executed by firing squad on September 24, 1967, after having been found guilty of plotting the overthrow of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu...

Children Fiction

The Drummer Boy by Ekwensi, Cyprian

 This book tells the gripping tale of blind Akin,a wanderer,who despite his physical challenge,contributes his quota to the society by radiating joy with his samba...

 

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