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Recommended books (17)
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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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche EN

Rating: 5     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
A searing nove, at once sweeping and intimate: a story of love and race centred around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd sco... continue
Recommended: 24 Apr 2022

2.

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi EN

Rating: 4     13 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize ANew York Times Notable Book One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer,Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family. Young Ada is troubled, prone to violent fits. Born "with one foot on the other side," she begins to develop separate selves within her as she grows into adulthood. And when she travels to America for ... continue
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4     272 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revo... continue

4.

My Sister, the Serial Killer : A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite EN

Rating: 3.5     109 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"--
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

5.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4     92 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

6.

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko EN

Rating: 4.5     8 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
An epic West-African inspired YA fantasy from an incredible new talent.
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

7.

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo EN

Rating: 4     27 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2017.
Genre
Recommended: 25 May 2022

8.

Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold by Umar Turaki EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
An inexplicable sickness. A small town cut off from the world. An unexpected community of survivors forges a family out of the despair, struggling against things known and unknown for survival and hope. A mysterious plague known as the Grey grips the small village of Pilam, which the world has quarantined without pity. Laying waste to Pilam's residents, the sickness saps its victims of strength, drains the color from their eyes, and kills all promise. Only the young are immune. But beyond the barricades and walls of soldiers--the manifestation of a nation's terror--there are rumors of a cure. ... continue
Recommended: 26 Aug 2022

9.

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi EN

Rating: 4.1     14 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
"A tender, potent, and compulsively readable novel of a Nigerian-Indian family and the deeply held secret that tests their traditions and bonds"--
Genre Adult
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

10.

The Girl with the Louding Voice : A Novel by Abi Daré EN

Rating: 4     24 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick) Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward! The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to ge... continue
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022


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