I would like to sincerely apologize to my readers for the break in transmission. I thought i could mix 360nobs with final year but, sadly this was not the case. Anyways I am done with school now, so more time to focus on the 360nobs family which you are all a part of.
As far back as i can remember, Nigerian authors have written about their lives, experiences, culture, history and myth. They have written in diverse forms and in different styles. They have been published widely on the African continent, the United States and Europe. They have written with extraordinary originality, flair and great integrity.
So for the first time ever, 360Nobs presents to you some of Nigeria’s Best Books of the twenty-first century.
In no preferential order but what came to my mind as must-reads, here we go
- Arrow of God- Chinua Achebe
- The Famished Road- Ben Okri
- The Interpreters- Wole Soyinka
- The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wife- Lola Shoneyin
- Who Fears Death- Nnedi Okorafor
- Half of a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Unbridled-Jude Dibia
- Sozaboy- Ken Saro Wiwa
- Walking with Shadows- Jude Dibia
- Yellow-Yellow- Kaine Agary
- Nine Lives- El Nukoya
- Without a Silver Spoon- Eddie Iroh
- Akin the Drummer Boy- Cyprian Ekwensi
- Jagua Nana- Cyprian Ekwensi
- The Palm-wine Drinkard- Amos Tutuola
- Toads for Supper- Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike
- Joys of Motherhood- Buchi Echemeta
- Efuru- Flora Nwapa
- Everything Good Will Come- Sefi Atta
- The Concubine- Elechi Amadi
- The Lion and the Jewel- Wole Soyinka
- Songs from the Marketplace/ Village Voices / The Eye of the Earth- Niyi Osundare
- Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
- The Passport of Mallam Ilia-Cyprian Ekwensi
- Our Husband has Gone Mad Again-Ola Rotimi
- Nights of the Creaking Bed- Toni Kan
- Measuring Time- Helon Habila
- Burma Boy- Biyi Bandele
- Labyrinths- Christopher Okigbo
- Ake: The Years of Childhood- Wole Soyinka
- Anthills of the Savannah- Chinua Achebe
- Time Changes Yesterday- Nyengi Koin
- Second Chance- Nyengi Koin
Feel free to add your suggestions on any novels which i might have missed. In subsequent posts, each of the novels will be reviewed.
Have a great weekend everyone.