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The Bride Price, Dreams of a Patriot and Darkness in Malata- Librarian Book Picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 16:35

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

 

The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta (Nigerian Fiction)

Always remember that you are mine says Aku-nna's father before he dies. But as Aku-nna approaches womanhood, her ambitious Uncle plans to marry her off for a high bride price. Caught in a web of tradition, lust and greed, Aku-nna falls for the one young man she is forbidden to love.

 

Dreams of a Patriot by Oluneye Oluwole (Nigerian Non Fiction)

The greatness of a nation is less a function of its physical geography than it is of the quality of its human content. Any nation can rise to great heights if it has within its borders men and women who will dare to dream and see a life beyond the limitations of the times in which they live.

These are people who know that however dark and bleak the night may be, there will be light at the break of dawn and are willing, both to persevere through the long dark night and to help others do so. These men and women are those the world knows as Patriots.

In the Dreams of a Patriot, Oluneye Oluwole confronts the monstrous subject of leadership crisis in Nigeria, not from the boring and tedious perspective of a political analyst, but from the refreshing, everyday angle of a common citizen who knows that a nation so great and so immensely endowed as Nigeria deserves more from her people.

She lights a candle in the wind of our turbulent national experience and beckons on all who share in this dream of greatness to help shield its flickering flame from the extinguishing forces that have held her nation down all these years.

In a subtle, unobtrusive way, it is an expression of the dreams and hopes of that pained and distressed patriot in every one of us.

 

Darkness in Malata by Peter Eneh (Children)

Omo looked at Bossek and took one step backwards. He opened his mouth, and then his jaw dropped. Eventually, Hassani managed to speak. I think there has been a mistake. Bossek's men however identified him as the man in charge of Omaliko, the man they were looking for. Omo was completely shocked. He had expected to find a strange man, a monstrous legend. But Bossek was a man he had known all along, his own trusted friend, Shagamo. All he could say was, why have you done this to me?

The Omaliko cult had for long laid siege on Malata. Many heinous crimes had defied unravelling till Eno's escapades opens the way to very strange revelations.

 

 

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