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Apocalyptic Lagos, Democracy, and Twin Detectives - Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on Tue, 27/05/2014 - 00:08

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.

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Three strangers, isolated by their own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the world-famous rapper.Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. But when a meteorite hits the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they've never imagined. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world...and themselves.

To Hell with Democracy? by Nnaji Jekwu Onovo

To Hell with Democracy? is a social commentary on the challenges of democracy in Nigeria following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. This book is a documentary source book, full of careful compilation of the high and low points of Nigeria's history. It brings to fore the roles of individuals, organisations and institutions within and outside Nigeria in the economic and political problems which plague the country and offers interesting solutions.

The Twin Detectives by Nathaniel Okoro

This exciting tale is about how two schoolboys become involved in searching for a gang of robbers called 'The Avengers' and how their adventure leads them to the sacred 'Forest of Skulls'.

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