Books set in Nigeria (40)


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A Spell of Good Things : A novel by Ayobami Adebayo EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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A dazzling story of modern Nigeria and two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, romantic obsession, and political corruption from the celebrated author of Stay with Me • "A stunning debut novel ... in the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Eniola is tall for his age, a boy who looks like a man. Because his father has lost his job, Eniola spends his days running errands for the local tailor, collecting newspapers, begging when he must, dreaming of a big future. Wuraola is a golden girl, the perfect child of a... continue

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4 (36 votes)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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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

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Americanah (Spanish Edition) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Nominada por los estadounidenses como una de las 100 mejores novelas en la serie de PBS The Great American Read. Una original historia sobre la inmigración en Estados Unidos desde el punto de vista de una estudiante de literatura nigeriana. Lagos, mediados de los noventa. En el marco de una dictadura militar y en una Nigeria que ofrece poco o ningún futuro, Ifemelu y Obinze, dos adolescentes atípicos, se enamoran apasionadamente. Como gran parte de su generación, saben que antes o después tendrán que dejar el país. Obinze siempre ha soñado con vivir en Estados Unidos, pero es Ifemelu quien con... continue

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, ... continue

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Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn't notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! ... continue

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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband--these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is att... continue

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Butter Honey Pig Bread : A Novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, Governor General's Literary Award, and Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family but lives in fear of t... continue

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Crónicas desde el país de la gente más feliz de la Tierra / Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka ES

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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«Una vez que has oído una voz como la suya, no vuelves a ver las cosas del mismo modo.» Toni Morrison Crónicas desde el país de la gente más feliz de la Tierra es una divertida y amarga sátira política sobre la corrupción en forma de novela de misterio. En una Nigeria imaginaria, pero muy parecida a la real, un grupo de pícaros, predicadores, emprendedores y políticos se ve inmerso en una trama sobre tráfico de miembros humanos robados de un hospital. Y el médico que desvela ese turbio negocio se lo cuenta a su íntimo amigo, el hombre de moda en el país, que está a punto de incorporarse a un p... continue


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Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Based on real events that took place in Oyo, the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946. Simon Pilkings, a well-meaning District Officer, intervenes to prevent a ritual suicide of the Yoruba chief, Elesin - a sacrificial suicide demanded by the death of the king.