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6 Books to Read this August

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 17:19

Here are a few interesting books for you to read this month!

Swallow by Sefi Atta

The government's War Against Indiscipline is in full operation. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani, a bank secretary, to be persuaded by her roommate Rose to consider drug trafficking as a way to make a living. Tolani's subsequent struggle with temptation forces her to reconsider her morality and that of her mother Arikes as she embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery.


Thicker Than Water by Oyin Braithwaite

Thicker than Water, a novella set in Nigeria is the story of two sisters, Korede and Ayoola. Ayoola is breathtakingly beautiful and men cannot keep off her. She turns heads and is able to score any man she pleases. Korede on the other hand, is not really beautiful According to her, a “black face character” compared to her sister’s “Bratz doll” looks.

Surprisingly, Ayoola has a thing for killing men and Korede cleans up her mess, until Tade her long time crush is involved. Would she kill him?


Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen

After being a victim of one of many school strikes, Ewaen is glad when he resumes his studies. Back at the university, he becomes friends with a group of boys and they indulge in a number of activities different from their primary purpose. To gain better grounds, there is an important decision they have to make...

Nigerians in Space by Olukotun, Deji Bryce

Dr. Wale Olufunmi, lunar rock geologist, has a life most Nigerian immigrants would kill for, but then most Nigerians aren’t Wale. There is an outlandish order to steal a piece of the moon. With both personal and national glory at stake, Wale manages to pull off the near impossible, setting out on a journey back to Nigeria that leads anywhere but home. Compelled by Wale’s impulsive act, Nigerians trace arcs in time and space from Houston to Stockholm, from Cape Town to Bulawayo, picking up on the intersecting lives of a South African abalone smuggler, a freedom fighter’s young daughter, and Wale’s own ambitious son.


What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

This book is a collection of interesting short stories. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. 


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Together, Diana and Alia face an army of enemies determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.








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