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Sunset in Biafra, Why We Struck and Sugar Girl–Librarian Book Picks

By Comfort Olukogbon on 17 Nov, 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.

Sunset in Biafra by by Elechi Amadi

What was it like to be caught in the cross fire of the Nigerian war? Elechi Amadi resigned from the Nigerian army before the war began. But to be in the eastern states during the war was to become totally involved. Like many around him, He suffered imprisonment and humiliation at the hands of people whose authority was the gun. In this moving book one feels what life was like, with death all around, under the rifle-power of the Biafrans and the Federals...

Why we Struck: The Story of the First Nigerian Coup by Adewale Ademoyega

The book tells the story of the first military intervention in Nigerian politics. The coup that took place on January 15, 1966, was conceived and planned together by Majors Nzeogwu, Ifeajuna and Ademoyega. The execution of the plan had a lightning effect, and the coup provoked a reaction within the first hours of its commencement, opening the floodgate that culminated in the Civil War...

Sugar Girl by Kola Onadipe

Ralia is missing from home under mysterious and unfortunate circumstances. Thereafter, she goes through ordeals, one after the other: First in the hands of a wicked witch and then a hunter. Will she survive these ordeals and return home... and under what circumstances?...

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