Check out this week’s selection of great books chosen by our librarians! You can find all of these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Looking for your next great read? Search our catalogue and e-library or browse previous picks for inspiration.
Fitzgerald's Wood by David Nwokedi
Wistful is a peaceful town where the longings of the human heart bubble under the surface of suburban life. Fitzgerald is happy at school and at home but his concerns are anything but commonplace. His life changes forever when his father is killed on his way home from the timber yard. As Fitzgerald tries to decide where to inter his father's ashes, he finds himself struggling to understand who his father was and the nature of the burden that he seemed to carry throughout his life. This highly original, coming-of-age story with its gallery of unforgettable characters explores questions of family, identity, ancestral memory and a man's place in the world. Rich with wonder and wisdom, Nwokedi's writing is graced with whimsical humour, magic and a deceptive lightness of touch.
This book is Bola Ige's account of political events and developments from the years just after the 1939-45 war, through the period of decolonization, to independence; through thirteen years of military rule and on to 1979 when civilian rule was ushered in once more, with Bola Ige himself as one of the main actors.
Darkness in Malata by Peter Eneh
The Omaliko cult had long laid siege on Malata. Many heinous crimes defied unraveling until Eno's escapade opens the way to very strange revelations...