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A Tough Woman, Family Tragedy and Adventures with Cattle in our Librarians' Book Picks

By ZODML on 26 Feb, 2014

 Check out this week’s selection of great fiction, non-fiction and children’s 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.

Fiction: Flowers and Shadows by Ben Okri Set in Lagos, Flowers and Shadows depicts the pernicious effects that a self-seeking generation has on the next. Jonan Okwe, a ruthless businessman corrupted by ambition, finds that old sins cast long shadows. But, in the tragic climax of this significant novel, the full impact of the sins are visited on the hopes and dreams of his idealistic son. However, the completed cycle initiates the difficult possibilities of optimism and love. Non-Fiction: Madam Tinubu: The Terror in Lagos by Akinwumi Isola Madam Tinubu presents a unique glimpse into the social and political powers of an important African woman who was strong enough to engage the arrogant colonial authorities, the indulgent African elite, and the consenting traditional ruler in an ideological and moral battle about the destiny of Africans in their own country. Children and Young Adults: Mwangi and the Cattle Thieves by Arnold Curtis When Mwangi leaves school he goes to work on a large farm near Mount Kenya. He has a happy and busy life there with old and new friends. Besides learning to be a modern farmer, he has an exciting time helping the police to catch a gang of cattle thieves. Reading something good this week? Share with us in the comments or by tweeting @ZODML!

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