Thursday, October 06, 2022

Top ten books about Nigeria

Chigozie Obioma is a Nigerian writer. He is best known for writing the novels The Fishermen (2015) and An Orchestra of Minorities (2019), both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize in their respective years of publication.

Obioma is the James E. Ryan Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

At the Guardian he tagged ten books that should "enrich anyone’s understanding of Nigeria," including:
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Can we envision a Nigeria of the future, where life as we know it is nothing like it seems? Okorafor’s novel is such a book. The novel uses Lagos, after an alien spaceship lands in the offshore waters, to construct a vision of what could become an “Africanfuturist” world.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Barnaby Phillips's top ten books about Nigeria.

--Marshal Zeringue