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The Icarus Girl, Against All Odds and The Short Man–Librarian Book Picks

By Comfort Olukogbon on Mon, 03/08/2015 - 08:32
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 Icarus Girl by Oyeyemi, Helen
 
Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of a powerful imagination, she spends hours writing, reading or simply hiding in the dark warmth of the airing cupboard. As the half-and-half child of an English father and a Nigerian mother, Jess just can't shake off the feeling of being alone wherever she goes, and other kids are wary of her terrified fits of screaming...
 
Against All Odds: The Igbo Experience in Postcolonial Nigeria Edited by Nwauwa, Apollos O. and Korieh, Chima J.
 
The collection illuminates the tension emanating from the enduring colonial legacies and their influences on Nigerian peoples and public life. It links socioeconomic, cultural, and political events in Nigeria since 1960s and the peculiar circumstances faced by the Igbo ethnic group with the continuing attempts to forge a more perfect nation state in which every constituent group is treated with fairness and equity...
 
 
The Short Man by ( The Six-Year Primary Project- Institute of Education Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife)
 
This is a comprehensive,new series developed by the Institute of Education,Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife for children within the Age bracket 6-8 and 9-11 years.
 

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