Thursday, August 12, 2010

Three books to help understand Nigeria

Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist and poet. His novels are Waiting for an Angel, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best First Book, Africa Region) in 2003, and Measuring Time.

For the BBC, he named three books that will help readers better understand Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.

One title on the list:
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Read about the other two books on the list.

Things Fall Apart is one of Martin Meredith's ten books to read on Africa.

--Marshal Zeringue