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A Shared Nigerian Life, Campus Politics, and a Child With a Dream - Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on 30 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.

The Jacaranda Children by Margaret Mamaki

In 1961, Margaret and Eli, a young British-Nigerian couple moved to Kaduna in northern Nigeria, where Eli, a doctor, started a medical clinic in the centre of town. Later, the couple bought some farmland, planted orchards and set up a restaurant and a pottery. Their farm was called The Jacaranda. Through this work, Margaret became intimately involved with the lives of the village children. This narrative documents the journey and experiences of the couple in Kaduna, and offers a personal reflection on forty years of recent Nigerian history and events.

Mirror for Campus by Tess Akaeke Onwueme

Who says universities are immune to the virus that is Nigerian politics? Mirror for Campus gives us a taste of campus politics at its most sordid.

Stepping Out by Cheryl Ann Obele

Nweze expected his son to be come a doctor like him, or perhaps a barrister like his mother. But twelve-year old Sunday resists his father’s pressure to follow his parents’ prestigious professions to realise his own ambition of becoming an artist.

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