Looking for a good book to read? Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. All of the books are available to borrow for free at our Community Library on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. Be sure to check out our archives to see which books have been selected in the past.
Fiction: The Victim by Tony Marinho Setting out on a business trip, Joe Offaro discovers a hit-and-run victim on the road. Joe drives the bleeding man to a hospital but before he can receive medical attention, he dies. This encounter sets off a twisting spiral of events, which leads to Joe being accused of murdering the dead man. Read about Dr Marinho's recent visit to ZODML here. Non-Fiction: The Man Diedby Wole Soyinka The Nobel Prize-winning African writer Wole Soyinka was imprisoned without trial by the federal authorities at the start of the Nigerian Civil War. In The Man Died he records his arrest and interrogation, the efforts made to incriminate him, and the searing mental effects of solitary confinement. Children and Young Adults: The River of Hopeby Anthony Umelo John has moved to a new village with his family, and he hates it. There is pollution everywhere, especially in the river. One day, he and his friend Lomile see something surprising in the river. Is it a sign of hope – or a sign of danger? Share your #BookoftheWeek with us in the comments or by tweeting @ZODML!