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Booklist for the Month of March

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 05/03/2019 - 16:55

To all book lovers, here is our reading list for the month of March.

What Sunny Saw in the Flames by Nnedi Okorafor

This novel transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is as it seems. Thirteen-year-old Sunny is an albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football which she loves but she has a special gift: she can see into the future. In school, she becomes part of a clique of friends with special powers and together they explore dark secrets.

There is evil lurking around, someone is kidnapping children, maiming and killing them. Would Sunny be capable of defeating powers stronger than hers or would the future she saw in the flames come to reality?

 

Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon by Nike Campbell-Fatoki

 

This is a short story collection that focuses on the lives of contemporary Nigerians. It depicts their struggles and questions our ideas and prejudices...

 

Disowned by Anyianuka Nina Iphechukwude

This book consists of five short stories namely ‘Nnena’s Loss,’ ‘Daddy’s Girl,’ ‘Disowned,’ ‘Blackie’s Mission’ and ‘Twos of a Kind.’ These stories explore challenges ranging from Sexual Abuse/Child Molestation, Prostitution, Childlessness, Widowhood, Domestic Violence and Infidelity faced by Nigerians in the open or in the secret...

 

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive, on how to empower a daughter and even son, to become strong and independent...

 

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo


Yejide has tried and tried but is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious and shocked, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, which, finally, she does, but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine...

 

To borrow these books, please visit our Community Library, at 196, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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