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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

  1. Arrow of God- Chinua Achebe
  2. The Famished Road- Ben Okri
  3. The Interpreters- Wole Soyinka
  4. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wife- Lola Shoneyin
  5. Who Fears Death-  Nnedi Okorafor
  6. Half of a Yellow  Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. Unbridled-Jude Dibia
  8. Sozaboy- Ken Saro Wiwa
  9. Walking with Shadows- Jude Dibia
  10. Yellow-Yellow- Kaine Agary
  11. Nine Lives- El Nukoya
  12. Without a Silver Spoon- Eddie Iroh
  13. Akin the Drummer Boy- Cyprian Ekwensi
  14. Jagua Nana- Cyprian Ekwensi
  15. The Palm-wine Drinkard- Amos Tutuola
  16. Toads for Supper- Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike
  17. Joys of Motherhood- Buchi Echemeta
  18. Efuru- Flora Nwapa
  19. Everything Good Will Come- Sefi Atta
  20. The Concubine- Elechi Amadi
  21. The Lion and the Jewel- Wole Soyinka
  22. Songs from the Marketplace/ Village Voices / The Eye of the Earth- Niyi Osundare
  23. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
  24. The Passport of Mallam Ilia-Cyprian Ekwensi
  25. Our Husband has Gone Mad Again-Ola Rotimi
  26. Nights of the Creaking Bed- Toni Kan
  27. Measuring Time- Helon Habila
  28. Burma Boy- Biyi Bandele
  29. Labyrinths- Christopher Okigbo
  30. Ake: The Years of Childhood- Wole Soyinka
  31. Anthills of the Savannah- Chinua Achebe
  32. Time Changes Yesterday- Nyengi Koin
  33. 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.



I am an affirmed bibliophile,not a nerd. Dictionary says a BIBLIOPHILE is a lover of books and a NERD is a socially dull and boringly studious person. See, there is a whole lot of difference. I am hustling for my first billion…believe me its hard….don’t know how I will get it but the important thing is that I get it. Welcome to THE BIBLIOPHILE.


  1. Impressive list, took me back memory lane. You could also include

    A Heart to Mend by Myne Whitman
    A love rekindled by Myne Whitman
    Second Class citizen by buchi Emecheta
    Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
    Waiting for an angel by Helon Habila
    Walking with shadows Jude Dibia
    I do not come to you by chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

  2. please do more research to bring more books you have failed to mention. Why is it that Odia Ofeimun is rarely mentioned in Nigeria set of writers? How can i put my books and poems on the net?

  3. Aline, you can download myne whitman’s A Heart to Mend on Publicbookshelf.com or read it online at obooko.com. I enjoyed it and will soon be buying A Love Rekindled, her second book.

  4. I would like to recommend “Say You’re One Of Them” by Rev.Fr Uwem Akpan & “Imagine This” by Sade Adeniran.Pls do you know any site strictly for Nigerian teenage writers.

  5. Hi manager,
    I love what U are doing by encouraging Nigerians to study novels by Nigerians authors.
    plz,could U recommend three novels by the same new authors that are popular in Nigeria apart from Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie.i want to use them for my theses in school.
    I would be glad if my request is granted .

    1. Title: Tomorrow in our hands.

      Publishers: Alliance publications Nigeria Limited,
      34 Uwani, Enugu.


      Author: Ernest N Onuoha.

  6. please I’d suggest to add “so long a letter” by Mariana Ba.
    one is enough by flora nwapa
    Americanah by chimamanda
    blackboy by Richard wright

  7. please can you help get these two wonderful books – cocaine connection and unavoidable faith. they also need to be included and I want buy them. I have been searching for long. Please help.

    From Favour.

  8. Pls can you find me these books. I couldn’t remember the authors but think it was Published by eagle publishers (1) the ring finger,(2) second chance (3) the flesh is weak, and a yoruba novel titled ( nibo laye doriko.and mouth sweeter than salt by toyin Falola. Thanks

  9. Khalid Imam – Amigo sisters
    Abubakar Gimba- oh Uhud!
    Balaraba Ramat- Puppy follows you. (Available in Hindi)
    Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino- Nemesis, the soul of my heart (also available in German)
    Zainab Alkali- The still born
    Amina Mama Hidden struggle
    Azizah Idris- surgeon’s wife.

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