Contemporary Nigerian Writers

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KikisMuffin

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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:
 

Tiron

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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:
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.
 

KikisMuffin

I no get ya time!!
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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.
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:
 

sidney

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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
 

KikisMuffin

I no get ya time!!
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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
Thx Sidney. I'll have a look in tomorrow .

Uncle Wole managed 600 pgs, wow!:sweat:

thx again
 

Abike

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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..






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:
 

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...
 

KikisMuffin

I no get ya time!!
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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...
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.
 
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