Nigerian Books to Read Weekly Round Up

Nigerian Books

Nigerian Books to Read Weekly Round Up

Nigerian books to read weekly roundup is just like our promo, motivational quotes for students and other weekend round up we use to inform our readers about information treading in the week or other activities that we will be focusing on in the coming week.


Reading books is so valuable that it is hard to compare it with anything. Since knowledge is power and we acquire more knowledge through reading so it is important that we encourage reading habits among our members. Once you fall in love with reading you will discover a new world of possibilities  in you.


Nigeria books to read for this weekend and coming week basically focus on the books that are authored by Nigerians. We are not discouraging you to read a foreign book. You are free to choose whatever book you want to read in this coming week.


One good thing about Nigerian books to read for the week is, it is a way to encourage Nigerians to read books from our indigenous authors and get to understand more about on culture, history and lifestyle as a nation.


Nigerian books to read is an interactive section where our readers can make a summary of these books after reading them and the message they got from reading any of these books.


This will help those who have not decided to get these books to understand if it is value for money.


Please I understand how hard it is for many Nigerians to pay for a book, do not use it as an excuse to prevent yourself for reading this books.


Before we continue with the list of Nigerian books to read this week, I will like to ask you to feel free to suggest any interesting Nigeria authored books that you feel we should include in our next weekly round up of Nigerian books.


List of Nigerian Books to Read this week


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society.


The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo’s world through the arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries. These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized, and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within


Song for Night by Chris Abani

Part Inferno, part Paradise Lost, and part Sunjiata epic, Song for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier’s lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a land mine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut, a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up, and thereby distracting the other minesweepers. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children invented. This book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.


Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta

Here are Nigerian women at home and transplanted to the United States, building lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, the burden and strength of love. Here are characters faced with dangerous decisions, children slick with oil from the river, a woman in love with another despite the penalties. Here is a world marked by electricity outages, lush landscapes, folktales, buses that break down and never start up again. Here is a portrait of Nigerians that is surprising, shocking, heartrending, loving, and across social strata, dealing in every kind of change. Here are stories filled with language to make your eyes pause and your throat catch. Happiness, Like Water introduces a true talent, a young writer with a beautiful heart and a capacious imagination.


An Unexpected Blessing by Unoma Nwankwor

Personal banker, Feranmi Adewunmi is has done well for herself in diaspora by any standards. The only problem was that she’s single. By her parent’s calculations, she should be married by now and they have the perfect man in mind. However she is determined to beat them at their own game. All she needs is a man.


CEO of Montgomery Construction, Alex Montgomery was back in Atlanta. His main focus is to rebuild what was left of his business after an unfortunate incident in Chicago changed his life forever. A chance meeting with Feranmi turned that plan upside down. The pain she caused him in school was still fresh in his mind but so were the feelings that never died. Now she needed a favor.


For Feranmi time was running out. Her parents would be visiting soon and she still hadn’t found the perfect Nigerian man. Alex would just have to do, after all how hard could it be? What they weren’t prepared for was an attraction they couldn’t ignore. Will they lean on the Lord for guidance or insist on being in control? Will his guarded dark past confirm her fears? Or will love prevail the second time around?


An Unexpected Blessing is a story of love, forgiveness, and being open to God’s plan in your life. The best blessings often come in unexpected packages


Tell us what you think about these Nigerian books when you have done read or if you have already read it before. What lessons did you take home from the book? Do share with us.


Do have a wonderful weekend and pleasant new week ahead


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