Category Archives: Nigeria

Jowhor Ile (Nigeria) — And After Many Days

Countdown to the Etisalat Prize! Each year, the Etisalat Prize for Literature is awarded to a first-time African novelist. The 2017 prize will be awarded next month. I’m working my way through the shortlist, which includes And After Many Days, … Continue reading

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Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) — The Fishermen

Things Fall Apart for Four Nigerian Fishermen a review of The Fishermen, by Chigozie Obioma Okay, so there are these four Nigerian brothers, ages 9 to 15, plus a couple of toddlers at home. Dad migrates to another part of … Continue reading

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A. Igoni Barrett (Nigeria) – Blackass

fabulous first novel: Kafka goes to Nigeria with a heavy dose of farce As I post this, I’m sitting in the Piano Lounge of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria. It also happens to be the setting of a climactic … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) – Americanah

reflections on contemporary Nigeria, on race in America, & much more, wrapped in Adichie’s delicious prose Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most insightful writers alive today, in my estimation. I adore her historical Nigerian novel, Half of a Yellow … Continue reading

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