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History of Las Vegas, Price of Appeasement and That Wartime- Librarian Book Picks

By Regina Alabere on 19 Oct, 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.


The Secret History of Las Vegas by Abani, Chris

Before veteran detective Salazar can retire, he's determined to solve a recent spate of murders of Las Vegas's homeless.On Halloween, he encounters a pair of conjoined twins wading in Lake Mead and is sure he has apprehended the killers. Their names: Water, strikingly handsome, and Fire, disfigured and sharp tongued-members of a sideshow on the outskirts of Las Vegas called the Carnival of Lost Souls.When they can’t explain the container of blood found near their car, Salazar enlists the help of Dr Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. Dr Singh is conducting a series of shadowy experiment on violent behavior for a local institute.Over the course of three days, as Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his study grows darker and it becomes clear that he has his own demons to reckon with. Fire and Water,whose deformity is the result of their mother's exposure to radiation from the U S government's nuclear testing in the Nevada desert, have their own revenge in mind.


Interventions Volume III : The Unappeasable Price of Appeasement by Soyinka, Wole

In his characteristically trenchant style, Soyinka analyses Nigeria's current political scene and boldly lashes out at the salient issues, especially those that are fast ravaging the polity - religious violence, political intolerance, injustice and violation of human rights, child abuse and the growing spate of terrorism - the latest addition to the country's string of horrors. The sense of outrage, conveyed in his uncompromising and unsparing use of language,and the instructive approach to delivery make this a must-read volume.


That Wartime by Egbuna, Kathleen

This story unfolds a series of episodes that span school life, home life, friendship, love, departures and reunions. The many months of civil war were destined for some of the actors to be just an interlude in the course of their lives, and for others a turn in a direction from which there was no return.

This book is an eyewitness account of the civil war in Nigeria and its toll on the lives of families.


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