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Fine Boys, Soldiers of Fortune and An African Night's Entertainment- Librarian Book Picks

By Regina Alabere on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:05

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


Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen (Fiction)

Warri, October 1992: Seething with idleness and nonchalance, sick of watching his parents fight, 16 year old Ewaen is waiting for University to begin, waiting for something to happen. Months later, Ewaen and friends are finally enrolled as freshmen at the University of Benin. Their routine now consists of hanging out in a parking lot trading jibes, chasing girls and sex, and learning to manage the staff strikes and crumbling infrastructure. But Nigerian campuses in the 1990s can be dangerous places too. Violent confraternities stake territories and stalk for new recruits. An incident of petty crime snowballs into tragedy...


Soldiers of Fortune by Max Siollun (Non-Fiction)

This is the story of Nigeria's political journey between January 1, 1984 and August 27, 1993. This is the story of how things fell apart.

The years between 1984 and 1993 were momentous for Nigeria. Military rule crafted the conditions and character of today's society, forcing cataclysmic changes on the political, economic and religious landscape that nearly tore the country apart on several occasions.

Soldiers of Fortune is a fast paced, thrilling yet objective analysis of the major events of the Buhari and Babangida eras. It reveals the true story behind past controversies such as the annulment of the June 12 election, the execution of Mamman Vasta, the foiled kidnapping of Umaru Dikko, the Orkar Coup and the assassination of Dele Giwa.

Historian and Lawyer Max Siollun gives an intimate, fly on the wall portrait of the major events and dramatis personae of the period. Soldiers of Fortune is a must read for all Nigerians and Nigeria- watchers. Its dramatic narrative style will engage casual or academic readers alike.


An African Night's Entertainment by Cyprian Ekwensi (Children)

An African Night's Entertainment 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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