Looking for a good book to read? Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. All of the books are available to borrow for free at our Community Library on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. Be sure to check out our archives to see which books have been selected in the past.
Fiction: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie In this collection of short stories, Adichie turns her penetrating eyes to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. Adichie addresses arranged marriage, infidelity; same sex desire, sibling rivalry and the consequences of subordinating female children; intersecting these issues immigration and migration and interracial relationships. Non-Fiction: How Stupidity Saved My Lifeby Okechukwu Ofili How Stupidity Saved My Life follows Ofili's academic struggles under a rigid educational system. He was written off by many friends and branded as a failure by numerous instructors. But through his struggles, Ofili discovered that his academic struggles were simply caused by a misunderstanding of his learning style. And by believing in himself and harnessing his unique learning style Ofili was able to succeed in High school and ultimately in College where he graduated as top 5 most outstanding engineering students in his entire class. Ofili s incredible journey is a constant reminder of what can be achieved when individuals unleash and maximize their hidden and unique talents. If you have ever been written off by teachers, friends and family then this book is a must read for you.
Children and Young Adults: The Return of the Boy Slave by Kola Onadipe In this sequel to The Boy Slave,Onadipe tells of how Shettima, after winning his freedom from his captors, dedicates his life to fighting against slave traders.