The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has revealed the list of successful authors for the 2014 Nigerian Writers Series (NWS). The series was announced on January 6, 2013 after the association received a ten million naira donation from Niger State governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu during the third Muaza Babangida Aliyu (MBA) International Literary Colloquium.
Although every day is Literacy Day at ZODML, for International Literacy Day our staff and volunteers are sharing some of their favourite books. Check out our selections and if a title catches your eye, visit the Community Library to borrow it!
After we shared our list of 100 Must-Read Nigerian Novels, many of our followers and fans asked where some of the classic children's books from their school days were. And we listened: check out our list of 20 beloved Nigerian children's books - be sure to share your favourites in the comments!
[caption id="attachment_3498" align="aligncenter" width="500"] A page from 'Horton and the Kwuggerbug' by Dr Seuss[/caption]
Four stories by beloved children's author Dr Seuss (famous for classics such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat) are to be published in book form for the first time by Random House this September.
ZODML lists 100 Must-Read Nigerian Novels published between 1938 and 2013. Did we miss your favourite? Let us know in the comments!
Today marks the start of the most anticipated sporting event worldwide - the FIFA World Cup. Billions around the world will be glued to their TV screens for the next month, cheering on their national sides to victory (or the next nearest country's if the group stages prove too hard to surmount). In between matches, the Scottish Book Trust suggests touring the competing countries through their national literature. If you aren't lucky enough to have snagged tickets to Brazil, these books will transport you to locales beyond your neighbourhood viewing centre. Check out some of their picks below:
We're excited to share that 5 of the 10 Nigerian books to watch out for in 2014 we spotlighted on the blog in March are now available to borrow at the ZODML Community Library! Keep reading for more details.