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Ekwensi and Soyinka - Two of Nigeria's Finest Writers: ZODML Librarian Picks

By ZODML on 7 Apr, 2014

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. 

Fiction: Jagua Nana's Daughter by Cyprian Ekwensi From one of Africa's foremost novelists and master story-teller, this is a sequel to Ekwensi's best-selling Jagua Nana. Liza Nene Papadopoulous does not know her real mother, only Auntie Kate's deceit and the trauma of feeling like an orphan but knowing she isn't. But turns of fate keep mother and daughter drawing ever closer to one another.

Want to learn more about Cyprian Ekwensi? Read our Discover Nigeria article on the writer and our post on his visit to the Library for our CATHY programme in 2005, and browse our catalogue for more titles by him.

Non-fiction: Interventions Volume III: The Unappeasable Price of Appeasement by Wole Soyinka In the third volume of this series, Soyinka analyses Nigeria's current political scene in his characteristically trenchant style and boldly speaks out on the salient issues affecting the country: religious violence, political intolerance, injustice and violation of human rights, child abuse, and the rise of terrorism. Children and Young Adults: An African Night's Entertainment by Cyprian EkwensiThis is the story of a search for vengeance. The girl who Abu is to marry marries another man, and Abu searches far and wide for someone who knows how to wreak vengeance.

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