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Things fall Apart, The Man Died, Tales out of School - Librarian Book Picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 05/10/2016 - 11:01

What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books we can’t wait to read, selected for you by our librarian

 

Things fall Apart by Achebe Chinua (Fiction)

 The novel depicts the life of Okonkwo, a leader and local wrestling champion in Umuofia - one of a fictional group of nine villages in Nigeria inhabited by the Igbo people. It focuses on his family and personal history, the customs and society of the Igbo and the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on the Igbo community during the late nineteenth century.

 

The Man Died by Soyinka Wole (Non-Fiction)

 The Nobel Prize winning African writer, Wole Soyinka, was imprisoned without  trial by the federal authorities at the start of the Nigerian Civil War. In The Man Died, he records his arrest and interrogation, the efforts made to incrimate him, and the searing mental effects of solitary confinement.

 

Tales out of School by Nwankwo Nkem (Children Fiction)

Bayo goes to secondary school and in his first term experiences a class rebellion and a challenge to the school football team.

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