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An Adopted Baby, Wole Soyinka's Works, and a Naughty Boy - Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on 5 Aug, 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.

The New Tribe by Buchi Emecheta

When a baby girl is abandoned at birth, Reverend Arlington and his wife Ginny are only too happy to adopt her. The media cover this moving story, and a Nigerian woman living in England takes more than a passing interest in the Arlingtons. She decides that they world provide the right Christian home for her own baby, Chester. Shortly afterwards, Chester is delivered to social services with a letter explaining that the Arlingtons should be his new parents. So young Chester enters the vicarage of the sleepy seaside village of St Simon. He is the only black child for miles around. The New Tribe tells the story of Chester's long search for his true identity, and the challenges he faces as a black child in a white family.

Read our Discover Nigeria article on Buchi Emecheta to learn more about the writer's life and works.

Wole Soyinka: An Introduction to His Writing by Obi Makuador

This book introduces the student and literary scholar to Soyinka's approach to his subject matter, his technical innovations and obscurities, his use of mythology, the world view proffered in his works, and his use of language.

No School for Eze by Ifeoma Okoye

One book of three in a series about Eze, a little boy who does not always want to do what his parents ask him to. The Eze series teach children the importance of discipline and reinforce key cultural values. They are suitable for young readers developing their reading skills.

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