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Anthills of the Savannah, Letter to the Unborn Child and Chief of the Night- Librarian Book Picks

By Regina Alabere on Tue, 01/03/2016 - 12:31

What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books we can’t wait to read, selected for you by our librarian.




Anthills of the Savannah by Achebe, Chinua


In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper—another childhood friend—Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic.





Letter to The Unborn Child by Gimba, Abubakar


Bold, incisive and ambitious, Letter to the Unborn Child is a sad but true witness to the seemingly endless season of anomie in our land. But this is not a song of lamentation or despair. Beyond a mere rehash of Nigeria's well-known myriad maladies, the author exposes a theory of action which can take the country to the land of promise...



Children Fiction


The Chief of the Night by Babalola, Y.T


The great King is growing old and desires to appoint chiefs to help him accomplish his daily tasks. The dove and the bat are sent to bring the candidates.


The Moon is appointed as: Chief of the Night, because he is the first to arrive. The sun receives an appointment, he did not like because he arrived late...


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