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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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Soyinka, Wole

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A towering figure in world literature gives us a tour de force, his first novel in nearly one-half century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking, fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation. ("You don't see things the same way when you encounter a voice like that."-Toni Morrison) In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

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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

Ejaita, Diana

Summary: Two cousins--one in Lagos, Nigeria, and the other in Milan, Italy--have different lives, but they share a dream of meeting and being together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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

Ekwuyasi, Francesca

Summary: "Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EKW

O'Brien, Edna

Summary: "I was a girl once, but not any more." So begins Girl, Edna O'Brien's harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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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 Fiction, 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 Fiction, Call number: FIC OBI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OBI

Okorafor, Nnedi

Summary: "Affectionately dubbed 'the Nigerian Harry Potter, ' Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2018

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD ATI

Abraham, Tola Rotimi

Summary: "Twin sisters Bibike and Ariyike are enjoying a relatively comfortable life in Lagos in 1996. Then their mother loses her job due to political strife, and the family, facing poverty, becomes drawn into the New Church, an institution led by a charismatic pastor who is not shy about worshipping earthly wealth. Soon Bibike and Ariyike's father wagers the family home on a "sure bet" that evaporates...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABR

Daré, Abi

Summary: "A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"-the ability to speak for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC DARE

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

3 holds on 3 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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

Daré, Abi

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"-the ability to speak for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAR

Atinuke

Summary: "The team behind Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby visit a Nigerian village for a humorous ode to childhood ingenuity. Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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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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2 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

Onyebuchi, Tochi

Summary: In 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, sisters Onyii and Ify dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better future together but are, instead, torn apart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ONY

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