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A Nail-biting Flight, Achebe on Africa, and Jaja of Opobo - ZODML Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on 8 Sep, 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.

Flight 800 by Dan Fulani

When special agent Pius Shale is approached by the outrageous Mrs. Queen to help her trace her husband who has disappeared after his involvement with sinister religious fanatics, he has little idea of just how dangerous the assignment will become. Narrowly escaping a carefully-planned murder on the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, he is subsequently kidnapped and drugged. But Flight 800 from Lagos to London involves him in even greater danger and only his skill in detection enables him to survive and expose the true purpose of the religious fanatics.

An Image of Africa by Chinua Achebe

A collection of essays by one of Africa's best-known writers. 'An Image of Africa' asserts Achebe's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' whose novel 'Heart of Darkness' perpetuates damaging stereotypes of black people. In 'The Trouble With Nigeria', Achebe delivers a searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.

Jaja of Opobo: The Slave Who Became a King by JE Alagoa

This book tells the life story of Jaja of Opobo, who rose from being old into slavery at the age of 12 to lead his own kingdom.

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