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A Reporter's Diaries, Ben Okri on Freedom, and 'Barbwire' - Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on 21 Oct, 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.

The Diaries of Mr. Michael: A Novel About Nigeria by Fola Arthur-Worrey

Michael Barnes arrives Nigeria with no knowledge of the country and with the usual Western preconceptions about Africa. However, as an experienced and well-travelled reporter, he is willing to be objective as possible. His brief from his editor is to examine the impact of democracy on the ordinary people after long years of dehumanising military dictatorship. Is democracy the cure-all elixir it is often touted to be?

A Way of Being Free by Ben Okri

A Way of Being Free brings together twelve of Ben Okri's most controversial non-fiction pieces in this beautifully crafted collection on the theme of freedom

Barbwire by Gbadebo Adeniyi

At the Defence Academy they called Hakeem ‘Barbwire’ because even as a cadet, his promise as a good soldier had begun to show. The name was to stick with him throughout his chequered military career...

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