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Open City, an Account of Goodluck's Life, and Young Criminals - Librarian Book Picks

By Comfort Olukogbon on Wed, 29/10/2014 - 00:06

 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.

Open City by Teju Cole

Along the street of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor wanders aimlessly. Walking releases Julius from the regimented environment of work and gives him an opportunity to consider his past and his present, and his recent break-up with his girlfriend. As he walks, Julius encounters people from different cultures and classes who provide insight on his journey.

Wind of Hope by Lindsay Barrett and Babatunde Faniyan

This book traces the life of the man born and named Goodluck, the son of a canoe-carver, who at times had to trek several kilometers on bare feet to attend school. It is a story of a simple man's vision for his country.

The Young Breed by Frank I. Iferenta

With revenge burning in their hearts, Obi and his daredevil gang of friends go to the house of the principal. Their plan was terrible, their fears unknown. Obi and his friends arrive at the house on the stroke of midnight with determined minds...

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