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Kayode, Femi

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: When Dr. Philip Taiwo is called on by a powerful Nigerian politician to investigate the public torture and murder of three university students in remote Port Harcourt, he has no idea that he's about to be enveloped by a perilous case that is far from cold. Philip is not a detective. He's an investigative psychologist, an academic more interested in figuring out the why of a crime than actually...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Comany 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

2 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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Iloh, Candice

Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past-- her mother's struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father's attempts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Gibney, Shannon

Summary: "Spanning two centuries and two continents, Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people caught in a spiral of death and exile between Liberia and the United States"-- "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2018

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

1 hold on 1 copy

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Valdes, Leslie.

Summary: Join Dora and her cousin Diego at the Animal Rescue Center, where they embark on an expedition to save Baby Jaguar from plunging over a waterfall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr. 2011

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1 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE DOR

Burke, James Lee

Summary: The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana to solve the mystery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Burke 2019

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ADI

Atinuke.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ATI

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ATI

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

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

Adimi, Kaouther

Summary: "Our Riches celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing house/lending library. He more than fulfilled its motto 'by the young, for the young', discovering the twenty-four-year-old Albert Camus in 1937. His entire archive was twice destroyed by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Publishing Corporation 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

Banks, Russell

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2004

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

Brandon, Jay.

Summary: "Michael and Kathy set off on a romantic seaside vacation to the Texas Gulf Coast where they meet the wealthy and glamorous Jack and Vivian Leffler. Kathy is captivated by the Lefflers' worldly sophistication, but Michael senses something disturbing and even other-worldly about Kathy's new friends. Why are the Lefflers so obsessed with the scandalous 1920's? What is their connection to an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Corona Pub. Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

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 New Fiction, Call number: FIC EKW
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Caletti, Deb

Summary: Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, Annabelle, eighteen, runs from Seattle to Washington, D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

Cussler, Clive

Summary: "The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team of Sam and Remi Fargo return in a new adventure as they search for an ancient scroll--which carries a deadly curse--in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's bestselling series. In 533 A.D., the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consults an oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a high priestess cast a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Cussler 2019

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

Butler, Dori Hillestad

Summary: A latest series entry by the Geisel Honor-winning team finds King and Kayla helping their friend Asia, who has discovered that her new gold ring has gone missing after a day of playing in the snow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE BUT

Tillworth, Mary

Summary: Boots comes to visit Dora in the city, but when he tells her that Map and Backpack are missing in the rainforest, Dora and her friends go on an adventure to find and rescue them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE DOR

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