Category Archives: Best Nigerian Books

The New Era

The New Era

I have devoured the content of several Nigerian books and I am always taken aback as I read in dismay the very similar stories contained in Nigerian literal works. This gory sight has become a recurring decimal in the Nigerian literal community. What was turning to dusk for the Nigerian literal community turned out to […]

Half Of A Yellow Sun

Half Of A Yellow Sun

Author: Chimanda Ngozi Adichie This book was given to me as a gift by a dear friend of mine. Having read Purple Hibiscus by the same author, I looked forward to taking a peek into this literary work of art that I knew it would be. . . and I was not disappointed. It is set […]

Kambili And I.

Kambili And I.

We became good friends, Kambili and I, when I realized we have a lot in common. I have learnt a lot from her and her experiences. We met on the first page of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I immediately decided to get closer to Kambili by reading the book quickly because I was […]

You got me fired up!

You got me fired up!

Author: Eddie Iroh Book:Without a Silver Spoon Word count: 250 words. Without a Silver Spoon stirred up in me a love for reading Nigerian books. My heart went out to the protagonist Ure Chokwe, a brilliant boy from an impoverished family. In Ure’s last year in primary school, his parents could not afford his fees. […]

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

THINGS FALL APART Author:Chinua Achebe. Written by Kaosi Anyanwu. Location:Lagos. I remember that very day as if it was yesterday.The day I got this book.My dad came back one day saying that we must read it and give ann acount of it.Since I was the first child I was the first to read.At first I […]

Decolonizing My Literary Mind

Decolonizing My Literary Mind

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe As cliché as it might sound, Things Fall Apart was the book that did ‘it’ for me. For too long my literary world was colonized, I had never read any literature by Nigerians apart from stories in the  MacMillan English readers. I had unconsciously assumed that we had no literature worth close […]

My Best Nigerian Book

My Best Nigerian Book

Title of the novel – Purple Hibiscus Author’s name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘Things started to fall apart at home’. That is what Chimamanda writes in the opening line of the novel and of course, by the time I was done with the book, I had noticed abundant similarities with Chinua Achebe. That’s not all […]

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 […]

Blazing Embers

Blazing Embers

Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta did not strike a chord in me initially. It was slow-paced and the central theme evaded me. Fast-forward one hundred plus pages later, I was utterly blown away! This book stands out for me because it is a book brilliantly dissecting the diverse personalities and experiences of Nigerian […]

Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

My favourite Nigerian book is Chimnmanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus for several reasons beyond her writing style, structure, topic and story. The novel highlights various issues from family to society to government. I learnt that rules are made for man and not man for rules. The book x-rays the smallest unit of the family and its […]