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Fine Boys,The Modern Woman and Lion on the Hill- Librarian Book Picks

By Regina Alabere on 2 Nov, 2015

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 Imasuen, Eghosa


Warri, October 1992, Seething with idleness and nonchalance, sick of watching his parents fight, 16year-old Ewaen is waiting for university to begin, waiting for something to happen. Month later, Eawen 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...




The Modern Woman: Meeting times' challenges and fulfilment by Okwara, Janet B.


This book is  a thorough attempt at presenting lasting solutions to the common social problems facing women. It not only examines the problems, it also analyses them and suggests ways to cope with these severe conditions. The book is interesting and useful in finding out how women ''make it'' in the face of odds.



Children Fiction

Lion on the Hill by Meniru, Teresa


Ike, Musa and Toyin, all form two boys of the Government College, Enugu, missed out of the national excursion to Kano because of their membership of the command performance. They later heard of Ike's uncle's trauma in the hand of crooks wishing to steal his bronze artwork. Will the trio be able to bring the crooks to book?...


Feeling Inspired?

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