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Mandela, Flora Nwapa and the Tortoise and the Hare - #BooksoftheWeek: April 29, 2013

By ZODML on 29 Apr, 2013

 Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. Also check out our archives and see which books have been selected in the past.

Fiction: Efuru by Flora Nwapa Efuru is a beautiful woman, who cannot marry or have children successfully as a river goddess has chosen her as her honoured worshipper. Her neighbours are grateful for her generosity, but cannot intervene in or comprehend her tragedy. Non-fiction: Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela This book draws on never-before-seen materials from Mandela’s personal archive to offer unique access to the private world of an incomparable world leader and a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power. Children and Young Adults: The Great Fall by Chinyere Obi-Obasi This is the proverbial old wine in new skin: a retelling of the well-known fable about the arrogant hare and the wise tortoise in the context of the modern Lagos family.

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