16 Views

Amazing Nigerian Books To Read While Traveling

There is a new generation of Nigerian writers who are making waves in different parts of the world. To say the least, you will find a Nigerian name almost every prestigious literary prize from the Nobel prize for Literature to the Man Booker Prize, The Caine Prize for African writing, among others.

For any traveler who wants something to read on the road but may be in a dilemma on which Nigerian book title to select,there are some you should read:

3

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart may not be classified as a new generation read but it is an evergreen book that can be enjoyed by everyone, including an avid traveler. The book was written by Chinua Achebe in 1958. It chronicles the life of Okonkwo whose craze for greatness triggered a chain of events which had a lasting impact on his life. One thing makes the book unique was Achebe’s use of proverbs complemented by its thrilling Igbo setting. Things Fall Apart is credited with unveiling African literature to the world.

71qLnZuj5SL

Half of a Yellow Sun

This is a perfect book for every traveler. It offers an enthralling account of the Biafran war between 1967 and 1970 in Nigeria. It was written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It takes readers through the emotional encounters  of Odenigbo-a Mathematics Professor and a revolutionary at Nsukka University; Ugwu-Odenigbo’s Houseboy, Olanna-Odenigbo’s Mistress and Kainene (Olanna’s sister) during the war. You will be engrossed by Adichie’s sterling narration as you will be left wondering what happened to Kainene.

half-of-a-yellow-sun

Joys of Motherhood

Joys of Motherhood is weaved around the terrifying experiences of the African woman. The opening chapter catches the attention of the reader which is about a young woman running like Usain Bolt to a bridge to commit suicide because she just lost her child. She was only rescued by  her husband’s friend who recognized her. The story unfolds as the story drives readers through the struggles of women including her painstaking effort to provide for her children. At the end, what will the reward for her struggles? Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood with tell you more.

the-joys-of-motherhood

Everything Good will Come

If you want a bit of inspirational read on the road or on board, Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta  is your best pick. It is set against the backdrop of the military rule in Nigeria in the 1970s and efforts to bring down the military government and end the repression of women.

everythin-good-cover2

Open City

Set five years after the 9/11, it follows the life of Julius, a young Nigerian graduate doing his residency in Manhattan. He found it difficult to integrate himself into his new foundAmericanness, thus began to wander the streets. This aimless wandering offered him a very much deserved break from his daily routine as a medic. It also enables him to console himself on his  recent breakup with his girlfriend. These encounters during his wandering meeting different people and culture largely shape him.

opencity

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

Jeremiah Gyang Makes Comeback At Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless Concert
Entertainment
25 views
Entertainment
25 views

Jeremiah Gyang Makes Comeback At Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless Concert

PH - October 23, 2017

Nigerian singer Jeremiah Gyang reminded his fans why they fell in love with him during his mainstream comeback at the Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert on Sunday night. Gyang gave…

Mr 2kay ‘Robbed At Gunpoint’ In Hotel Room
Entertainment
38 views
Entertainment
38 views

Mr 2kay ‘Robbed At Gunpoint’ In Hotel Room

PH - October 23, 2017

Singer Mr 2kay was robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room after the Buckwyld n Breathless concert on Sunday, October 22. The alleged robbery took place at…

Asa Talks Losing Virginity At 28 In Revealing Chat With Funmi Iyanda
Entertainment
22 views
Entertainment
22 views

Asa Talks Losing Virginity At 28 In Revealing Chat With Funmi Iyanda

PH - October 23, 2017

In this revealing, newly released 2015 Interview, Nigerian singer Asa sat with Funmi Iyanda to discuss her album “Bed Of Stones“. They also talked about the singer’s personal journey as a…

Popular Actress, Toyin Abraham Aimakhu’s Father Is Dead
Entertainment
41 views
Entertainment
41 views

Popular Actress, Toyin Abraham Aimakhu’s Father Is Dead

MT - October 23, 2017

Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu reportedly lost her dad today. This was revealed by her sister, Fatimah Ogunsanya who wrote on Facebook; “It saddens me to the core…

PHOTOS: Dangote, Otedola, Ebuka And Wife Attend Ifeoma Williams’ Michael Jackson Themed 40th Birthday Party
Entertainment
55 views
Entertainment
55 views

PHOTOS: Dangote, Otedola, Ebuka And Wife Attend Ifeoma Williams’ Michael Jackson Themed 40th Birthday Party

MT - October 23, 2017

Former beauty Queen, Ifeoma Williams, who turned a year older recently held her 40th birthday party yesterday which billionaire businessmen Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and some Nigerian…

Why Crude Oil Prices May Rise Above $60 Per Barrel
Business
41 views
Business
41 views

Why Crude Oil Prices May Rise Above $60 Per Barrel

PH - October 23, 2017

Oil prices rose on Monday over supply concerns in the Middle-east as the U.S. market showed further signs of tightening while demand in Asia keeps rising. Brent…

Jim Iyke Bares It All On His Relationship With Nadia – ‘I Never Dated Nadia Buhari’
Entertainment
52 views
Entertainment
52 views

Jim Iyke Bares It All On His Relationship With Nadia – ‘I Never Dated Nadia Buhari’

MT - October 23, 2017

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke who in an interview with Punch revealed that the romance report between him and Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buhari, was never true. According to…

Tecno Unveils New Phantom Smartphone Yesterday In Dubai
Technology
35 views
Technology
35 views

Tecno Unveils New Phantom Smartphone Yesterday In Dubai

MT - October 23, 2017

Tecno Mobile, dropped the hint on social media about its next flagship device. After launching series of the low-end devices like Spark K7, WX3, and others, the…

Check Out What The FG Is Saying About Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabout – ‘He’s In Abaribe’s Custody’
Politics
52 views
Politics
52 views

Check Out What The FG Is Saying About Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabout – ‘He’s In Abaribe’s Custody’

MT - October 23, 2017

The Federal Government has replied to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of…

Colourful Photos From Wedding Of An ‘Oyinbo Man’ And His Beautiful Bride From Imo State (Photos)
Romance and Love
69 views
Romance and Love
69 views

Colourful Photos From Wedding Of An ‘Oyinbo Man’ And His Beautiful Bride From Imo State (Photos)

MT - October 23, 2017

The excited Oyinbo man drinking wine from a cup given by the wife A Nigerian lady identified as Jennifer Asinugo has tied the knot in style with…

This Is What Rochas Said About Nnamdi Kanu After Declaring Support For Buhari In 2019
Politics
34 views
Politics
34 views

This Is What Rochas Said About Nnamdi Kanu After Declaring Support For Buhari In 2019

MT - October 23, 2017

The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as a mad man, according to a report…

Why FIFA Moved To Change Nationality Rules
Sports
53 views
Sports
53 views

Why FIFA Moved To Change Nationality Rules

MT - October 23, 2017

FIFA is considering changing the rules that govern a player’s eligibility to represent a national team, BBC Sport reports. At present, players who have played a competitive…

How Buhari Doused Tension Between Nigeria And Turkey
Politics
37 views
Politics
37 views

How Buhari Doused Tension Between Nigeria And Turkey

PH - October 23, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari employed diplomacy to douse the tension that the issue of the Fethullah Movement would have created between Nigeria and Turkey, Minister of Foreign Affairs,…

Why We Reinstated Wanted Ex-Pension Chief Maina – FG
Politics
67 views
Politics
67 views

Why We Reinstated Wanted Ex-Pension Chief Maina – FG

PH - October 23, 2017

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has reacted to an exclusive PREMIUM TIMES story on how the federal government reinstated a sacked civil servant despite a pending…

Idongesit Umoh: Nigerian Enterpreneur Shares How She Lost N2.1m Through Online Banking
Business
98 views
Business
98 views

Idongesit Umoh: Nigerian Enterpreneur Shares How She Lost N2.1m Through Online Banking

PH - October 22, 2017

Nigerian entrepreneur and YALI fellow Idongesit Umoh today shared details of how her bank account got debited of N2.1m through some suspicious action on her online banking app. She…

Omawumi, Akpororo Announced As Judges Of New Reality Show
Entertainment
61 views
Entertainment
61 views

Omawumi, Akpororo Announced As Judges Of New Reality Show

PH - October 22, 2017

Last Resort entertainment working in partnership with Global Resources Limited, have announced the launch of Nigerian Icon, a first of its kind in talent scouting and entertainment…

Abia State Announces N10m Grant For Film Production In The State
Entertainment
39 views
Entertainment
39 views

Abia State Announces N10m Grant For Film Production In The State

PH - October 22, 2017

Abia State government has expressed its enthusiasm for the ZUMA Film Festival that is set to take place between the 1st to 5th of December, 2017 in…

Buhari Holds Bilateral Meetings With Guinea President, Pakistan Minister
Politics
58 views
Politics
58 views

Buhari Holds Bilateral Meetings With Guinea President, Pakistan Minister

PH - October 22, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Alpha Conde of Guinea and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan in Turkey on Saturday. See photos:

Loading...