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419 Scams, the Nigeria of our Dreams, and an Ambitious Boy - ZODML Librarian Book Picks

Submitted by admin on 10 October 2014

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.
I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges - a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price. But when Kingsley turns to his Uncle Boniface for help, he learns that charity may come with strings attached.
Nwaubani visited the ZODML Community Library for our SSRP programme - read all about her visit here.
The Nigeria of Our Dream by Sam OU Igbe
This book examines the origin of Nigeria and the growth, development and substance of its ethnic nationalities, from the “scramble for Africa” by European nations to sustain the Industrial Revolution, the acquisition and eventual amalgamation of British protectorates which became what is now known as Nigeria, and the evolution of independent Nigeria and years of military rule.
Footsteps in the Dark by Teresa E Meniru
This is the thrilling tale of Uche Okafor aka Uche Barrow, who is visited one night by two men who offer what seems to be a fine opportunity for a poor boy to make his way in the world. But nothing happens as anyone expects...
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