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Life and Love in Port Harcourt, History, and a Tragic Young Man - Librarian Book Picks

Submitted by admin on 18 September 2014

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.
Yellow-Yellow by Kaine Agary
Zilayefa, a young woman of Greek and Nigerian parentage, leaves her rustic existence and the protective grip of her mother in the village in search of a better life in the city. With a recommendation from her church pastor, she is taken in by Sisi, an elderly woman, and her young friend, Lolo. Zilayefa is thrust into the bustling city of Port Harcourt, unprepared for the pitfalls awaiting a young girl so unsure of herself and in desperate need of direction. In Port Harcourt, Zilayefa is confronted by the prejudices against her racial identity. She struggles with accepting the void left by not knowing her father and tries to fill that void with the attention of an older lover. Through the experiences of her budding sexuality, Zilayefa grows to a higher level of knowledge and understanding and must define for herself what her life should be.
Kaine Agary visited our Community Library for an SSRP session last year - read our interview with the prize-winning author here.
Topics in West African History by Adu Boahen
Topics in West African History covers salient historical events in West Africa from the tenth to nineteenth centuries, as well as a discussion of colonial rule and the independence movements.
For Whom the Mourners Mourn by Hyginus Ekwuazi
Bobo, the central character in this tragic play, has all the material comforts and should be a success in life, but he turns into an unskilled and unstable person.
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