Category Archives: Best Nigerian Books

The Son of the Elephant Hunter

The Son of the Elephant Hunter

This was written on the background of a backlash going on social network “Twitter”, at the parody account of Cote De Ivorian player Emmanuel Eboue lashed out at the Super Eagles and Nigeria at large. Well first of all, I’d like to say congratulations to the Super Eagles on their victory over Cote D Ivoire … Continue reading The Son of the Elephant Hunter

The hunter and the re-incarnated sea goddess.

The hunter and the re-incarnated sea goddess.

I got back from school one day and the first thing I searched for was my ‘Concubine’. When I couldn’t find it after approximately ten minutes, I freaked. “Have you seen the concubine?” I asked my sister, frantically looking around the little room we shared. “Which one? The same book you’ve read to shreds?” she … Continue reading The hunter and the re-incarnated sea goddess.

Inspired

Inspired

BOOK: PURPLE HIBISCUS AUTHOR: CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE As I flipped through the pages, I couldn’t help but to be increasingly enamoured of my best Nigerian book. It felt like the story of a part of my own life. Kambili! Her shyness, calmness, observant nature and intellectuality struck me. She reminded me of myself. She was … Continue reading Inspired

With Words All Beings Are Possible

With Words All Beings Are Possible

When a hopeless sucker for magical realism and words extravaganza like me is asked to nominate his best Nigerian book he has only one choice: The Famished Road. Many good novels manage a couple of breath-taking set-pieces but this humdinger of a book, like Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, is one enchanting string of set-piece after spectacular … Continue reading With Words All Beings Are Possible