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Contemporary Nigerian Writers

Discussion in 'NEWS, BOOKS, CULTURE' started by KikisMuffin, May 23, 2007.

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  1. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    I'm splurging big on Amazon this month, about to order the entire Buchi Emecheta collection.

    I am looking for current works from nigerian authors, home and abroad.

    Please can you guys give me some ideas on whats out there currently ie writers or book titles and if they're on Amazon I will add them to my list.

    I may buy some pacesetters too for my niece, I think they had some used copies when I checked a year ago.

    Thanks in advance!grinning:
     
  2. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Try:

    "My life as a homeless man" by Field Marshall....


    smokin:
     
  3. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    sweat: sweat: Make im catch you
     
  4. Tiron

    Tiron Well-Known Member

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    I have an Amazon account. I buy loads of books from them. I think you can actually use their seach engine to sort out the genre that you want, the year, the continent of Authors etc.

    I read this book a while ago by a Nigerian author, can't remember her name now. But I think the book was called 'The Purple Hibiscus' or something like that. I'll look through my collection and get back to you.
     
  5. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Purple Hibiscus was by Chimamanda Adichie. I have that already. You should try "Half of A yellow sun", her sophomore novel.

    I already have some titles from googling, was just asking for any tip offs for good ones that anyone has read recently. I'll just use the search engine, thanks. I want to order tomorrow so that they'll be here mid-June.

    Thanks all the same, if you remember any more just hollagrinning:
     
  6. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    In all seriousness, I just bought Wole Soyinka's "You Must Set Forth at Dawn ".

    Haven't started it yet.. Got two other book to read... You might be interested in them. They are African authors....

    Just started:
    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

    and next up is

    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    before I get to Uncle Wole... Of course his own is like 600 pages.... :shock
     
  7. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Thx Sidney. I'll have a look in tomorrow .

    Uncle Wole managed 600 pgs, wow!:sweat:

    thx again
     
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    sidney Well-Known Member

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    I just finished Sidney Poitier's "A Measure Of A Man"... Very good book... grinning:

    I know he is not African but it was a good book....
     
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    Sid, you recommend it?

    It's been "eyeing" me everytime I enter Borders....



     
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    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! Very interesting....
     
  11. Abike

    Abike Well-Known Member

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    Try:

    Nervous Conditions - Tsisti Dangaremba <GREAT read>!

    There's one more that I'll have to get the title when I get home.....wish I could remember the title now though..






     
  12. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Thanks! Adding it to my list
     
  13. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Thx Abike, will be waiting on the other title. My cart is looking good.
     
  14. sidney

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    This is going to sound wierd but when was the last time you read, "Things Fall Apart"?

    I some times, re-read a book I have read before. You'd be amazed at what you had forgotten or how much you enjoyed the book the first time. I re-read "Things..." and it was lovely! Simply lovely....

    Re-read that, especially if the only time you read it was in school.. Reading from "want" is different from reading from "have-to".

    I re-read "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Ernest Hemmingway) and it had a much greater affect on me than when I read it for school...

    Re-read "Things Fall Apart", Chinua Achebe.... You won't regret it...
     
  15. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    You don remind me to collect my copy from a friend who's had it for a year now:devil . I go read am again soon, thx.
     
  16. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    Try Kemi's Journal by Abidemi Sanusi. It also has a sequel.
     
  17. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Thx, I just bought 17 books :eek:(kikiiii:1087: ) and I included this one

    Any more recommemndations would be greatly appreciated. They will be on my wish list for later in the year!!!

    Ta guys!!
     
  18. jamaicayute

    jamaicayute Naija Movie Lovah

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    Kiki please tell me the good ones when you are done reading.
     
  19. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    Sure Jcutey, no worries. They wont be here till mid next month anyway. The shipping alone costs the same as the books!sweat:
     
  20. jamaicayute

    jamaicayute Naija Movie Lovah

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    You always had it like that
     
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