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Everyday is for the Thief, The Nigeria of Our Dream, Mayowa and the Masquerades - Libarian Book Picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 01/08/2016 - 14:51

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

 

 Everyday is for the Thief by Cole, Teju  (Fiction)

 A young man decides to revisit Nigeria after a long absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey back to the family house and all its memories, meetings with childhood friends, and above all, an encounter with the paradox that is Nigeria...

 

The Nigeria of Our Dream by Igbe, Sam O.U ( Non-Fiction)

 The Nigeria of our Dream periscopes the origin of the Nigerian, and the growth, development and substance of its ethnic nationalities into erstwhile nation states. The arrival of European adventurers was the blessing and the curse in this development.

 The book informs about the historical scramble for Africa and its eventual partitioning by European nations to sustain their nascent Industrial Revolution, and the subsequent rape of African cultures and tradition.

 

 Mayowa and the Masquerades by Shoneyin, Lola ( Children Fiction)

Mayowa is unhappy because he has to go to Ilisan for a day. When he gets there, Granny pairs him up with the fun-loving Denuyi. Together, they explore the town and all its wonders. Mayowa returns to Lagos, knowing that there is more to life than computer games.

 

 

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