A Village Controversy, Achebe as Critic, and a Beggar Girl - Librarian Book Picks

By ZODML on Tue, 22/04/2014 - 20:41

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. 

Fiction: The Wooden Gong by Ntieyong Udo Akpan The inhabitants of a village in Ibibioland live in scattered huts covering an area of five square miles. Chief Inam, the village’s paramount chief, has been embarrassingly caught between the contradictory forces of conservative tradition and incipient Christian progress, both of which he equally cherishes and is anxious to foster and maintain. Non-fiction: The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe The eminent African novelist and critic addresses Nigeria's problems - ibalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption - in this book. It aims to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits and bad leadership. Children and Young Adults: The Little Beggar under the Bridge by Doris FredAdina and her mother - who is blind - have left their temporary home for a strategic bridge by which the city's elite passes on their way to work…

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