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Atta, Sefi.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATT

Emezi, Akwaeke

Summary: An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: FIC EME

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EKW

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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

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...

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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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: The author presents a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Soyinka, Wole.

Summary: In The Open Sore of a Continent, Soyinka, whose own Nigerian passport was confiscated by General Abacha in 1994, explores the history and future of Nigeria in a compelling jeremiad that is as intense as it is provocative, learned, and wide-ranging. He deftly explains the shifting dramatic personae of Nigerian history and politics to Westerners unfamiliar with the players and the process,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 882 SOY

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

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