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Obioma, Chigozie

Summary: "Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they encounter a madman who predicts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBI

Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia

Summary: Based on interviews with young women kidnapped by Boko Haram, this novel is the story of a girl taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival in the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch her best friend succumb to them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC NWA

Cole, Teju.

Summary: "Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Shoneyin, Titilola Alexandrah.

Summary: Baba Segi's fourth wife, the young, college-educated Bolanle, sends his household into turmoil, causing his other three wives to become jealous and resentful and to plot her downfall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Cole, Teju.

Summary: Returning to Lagos after several years in New York City, a young Nigerian writer rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local while reconnecting with old friends, comparing Lagos to the home of his memory and realizing how he himself has changed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC COL

John, Elnathan

Summary: In the far reaches of northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys that are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble during the election. When their attempt to burn down the opposition's headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He ends up at a mosque in a motor park where he soon becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH

Atta, Sefi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATT

Okorafor, Nnedi

Summary: Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue, along with her friends from the the Leopard Society, travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they fight in a climactic battle to save humanity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC OKO

Obioma, Chigozie

Summary: "A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks. Chinonso and Ndali fall in love but she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OBI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OBI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OBI

Atinuke

Summary: "Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers."--Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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Summary: Following a dangerous covert assignment, vetern Navy SEAL Lt. A.K. Waters and his elite special ops team are immediately dispatched to wartorn Nigeria to evacuate Dr. Lena Kendricks, a U.S. citizen who runs an international relief hospital. But when the beautiful physician refuses to abandon the people in her care, Waters is forced to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Revolution Studios 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Tears 2003

Achebe, Chinua.

Summary: First published in 1958, this novel tells the story of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community who is banished for accidentally killing a clansman. The novel covers the seven years of his exile to his return, providing an inside view of the intrusion of white missionaries and colonial government into tribal Igbo society in the 1890s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ACH

Okparanta, Chinelo

Summary: A young Nigerian girl, displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community until the pair are discovered and must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OKP

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ADI

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Fiction Adichie 2009

Adebayo, Ayobami

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "A novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ADE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADE

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADE

Ile, Jowhor

Summary: An unforgettable debut novel about a boy who goes missing, a family that is torn apart, and a nation on the brink During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of seventeen-year-old Paul Utu, beloved brother and son. As they grapple with the sudden loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ILE

Atogun, Odafe

Summary: "A stunning debut from a fresh Nigerian literary voice: a mesmerizing, deceptively simple, Kafkaesque narrative, resonant of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and lightly informed by the life of Nigerian musical superstar Fela Kuti--a powerful story of love, sacrifice, and courage. The day a stained brown envelope reaches Taduno from his homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATO

Okorafor, Nnedi

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC OKO

Atinuke

Summary: When baby goes to market with Mama, Mama doesn't realize that he is collecting treats as they go along until it is time to go home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ATI

Oyeyemi, Helen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OYE

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: Although her father is greatly respected in their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother Jaja are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2003

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ADI

Okupe, Roye

Summary: "A superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic 2025 Africa! Wale Wiliams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing is tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence. Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father's mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit's powers, Wale...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Youneek Studios 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 EXO