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Leaving Home for School and Abroad and Fela's Music - Librarian Book Picks

Check out this week’s selection of great books chosen by our librarians! You can find all of these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Looking for your next great read? Search our catalogue and e-library or browse previous picks for inspiration. 

The Strains of Paradise by JK Awojoodu The Strains of Paradise is a fictional retelling of the real adventures young people who travel to foreign lands either to study or make a living face. Arrest the Music!: Fela & His Rebel Art and Politics by Tejumola Olaniyan Arrest the Music! is a lively look at Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa’s most recognizable, popular, and controversial musicians. The flamboyant originator of the Afrobeat sound and self-proclaimed voice of the voiceless, Fela used music, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to challenge the shortcomings of Nigeria and other post-colonial African states. Looking at the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visual art, people, and organizations through which Fela produced his music, Tejumola Olaniyan offers a wider, more suggestive perspective on Fela and his impact on listeners in all parts of the world. First Term at State College by TM Aluko First Year at State College is a witty and riveting tale of school-year escapades. Set in the colonial period, the novel explores life at a boarding school through the experiences of Adebo, a first-year student. Share what you’re reading this week in the comments, by leaving a comment on our Facebook page, or by tweeting @ZODML!

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