To all book lovers, here is our reading list for this month.
A massive object crashes into the ocean off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous and legendary city, three people wandering along Bar Beach find themselves running a race against time to save the country they love and the world itself… from itself.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji, they were were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows, it becomes clear that something is not right. When Ada comes of age and moves to America for college, the group of selves within her grows in power and agency. A traumatic assault leads to the realization of her alternate selves: Asụghara and Saint Vincent. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction.
Abiodun Adegolu the Alaafin of Oyo dies, the provincial chiefs who helped him defeat the tyrannical Bashorun Gaa has grown in power. The Oyo Mesi then selects a provincial prince, Aole Arogangan to ascend the throne of his fathers.
Aole’s ambitions clash with those of Afonja, the powerful provincial chief of war camp, Ilorin. Afonja had been promised the office of Aare Ona Kakanfo of all the Oyo forces by the Oyo chiefs in order to secure his support for Aole’s ascension. He would stop at nothing to take what he believes is rightfully his.
An abusive father is forced out of safety to find his runaway son in a world where males are going extinct and female monarchs have resorted to drastic methods to ensure continuity of the Nigerian race.
To borrow these books, please visit our Community Library, at 196, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.