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52 popular nigerian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Nigeria. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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In the ditch by Buchi Emecheta EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who is separated from her husband and living with her five small children in London in the 1960's.


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La Flor púrpura by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Una conmovedora historia en la que la joven y prometedora escritora nigeriana Chimananda Ngozi profundiza en la intolerancia religiosa y en la tiranía familiar, a través de la voz de una adolescente que aspira a vivir su propia vida, con las convulsiones políticas y sociales que sufre Nigeria como telón de fondo. Kambili tiene quince años, su familia está muy bien situada y asiste, junto con su hermano, a una prestigiosa escuela católica. Pero su intransigente padre les hace la vida imposible con sus exigencias de perfección y religiosida... continue

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Lightseekers by Femi Kayode EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Selected as a Best Crime Novel of the Month by The Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Observer, Financial Times and Irish Times. Waterstones Thriller of the Month 'Lightseekers is the type of detective crime thriller that should be on everyone's shelves' Dorothy Koomson, author of My Other Husband 'A fast-paced thriller that offers insight into the ever present tensions in a poverty stricken community. An action-packed and spirited debut' Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of My Sister, the Serial Killer Winner of the 2019 UEA Crime Writing Prize, Lightseekers is the start of a major new cri... continue

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Meine Schwester, die Serienmörderin by Oyinkan Braithwaite DE

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Zwei Schwestern, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten: Ayoola ist das Lieblingskind, unglaublich schön -- und sie hat die Angewohnheit, ihre Männer umzubringen. Korede ist eher praktisch veranlagt und dafür zuständig hinter ihrer Schwester aufzuräumen: die Krankenschwester kennt die besten Tricks, um Blut zu entfernen, und ihr Kofferraum ist groß genug für eine Leiche. Dann verknallt sich natürlich auch Tade, der hübsche Arzt aus dem Krankenhaus, in Ayoola, der doch eigentlich für Korede bestimmt ist. Jetzt muss die sich fragen, wie g... continue

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
The adventures of an African boy who strays into the world of the dead where his is lost for twenty-four years. Incorporates many unrecorded African myths.
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My Sister, the Serial Killer : A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite EN

Rating: 4 (73 votes)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
"Slasher meets satire in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends"--

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No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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“A magical writer—one of the greatest of the twentieth century.” —Margaret Atwood “African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe.” —Toni Morrison A classic story of moral struggle in an age of turbulent social change and the final book in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy When Obi Okonkwo, grandson of Okonkwo, the main character in Things Fall Apart returns to Nigeria from England in the 1950s, his foreign education separates him from his African roots. No Longer at Ease, the third and concluding novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, depicts the ... continue

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPR • New York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal A genre-defying novel from the award-winning author NPR describes as “like [Madeline] L’Engle…glorious.” A singular book that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best... continue

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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4 (21 votes)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will li... continue


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