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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 38 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Girl by Edna O
    Girl - by Edna O'Brien

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571341160 | ISBN 10: 0571341160

    The new novel by the legendary Edna O’Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019).  Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a communit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lagos Noir by Chris Abani (Editor)
    Lagos Noir - by Chris Abani (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115731 | ISBN 10: 1911115731

    An uncompromising anthology of noir stories set in the tumultuous metropolis, Lagos, written by some of the most versatile and fascinating Nigerian authors working today. Fans of the darker side of literature will revel in these tales from Nigeria’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi
    Jagua Nana - by Cyprian Ekwensi

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241334997 | ISBN 10: 0241334993

    Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature.   Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
    Stay With Me - by Ayobami Adebayo

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782119609 | ISBN 10: 1782119604

    “If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taduno
    Taduno's Song - by Odafe Atogun

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118138 | ISBN 10: 1782118136

    “When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
    Welcome to Lagos - by Chibundu Onuzo

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571268955 | ISBN 10: 0571268951

    When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.   Their arriva ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene
    The Day Ends Like Any Day - by Timothy Ogene

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910688298 | ISBN 10: 1910688290

    Sam, a young Nigerian whose father only speaks to the children once he has taken on enough alcohol, and whose mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings, is formed by the people he meets, the gay young man he cannot rescue from his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
    Under the Udala Trees - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847088383 | ISBN 10: 1847088384

    One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taduno
    Taduno's Song - by Odafe Atogun

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782118053 | ISBN 10: 1782118055

    "Burning with magic and loss, exile and return, beauty and heartache, Taduno's Song is a colossal epic, disguised as a small novel"(Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History Of Seven Killings) The day a stained brown envelope ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
    The Fishermen - by Chigozie Obioma

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780957548862 | ISBN 10: 0957548869

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family Told from the point of view of nine-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
    Blackass - by A. Igoni Barrett

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780701188566 | ISBN 10: 0701188561

    White skin, green eyes, red hair black ass. Furo Wariboko born and bred in Lagos wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the streets of Lagos running, Furo finds the dead ends of hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dangerous Love by Ben Okri
    Dangerous Love - by Ben Okri

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784082543 | ISBN 10: 1784082546

    From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past.   An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bit of Difference by Sefi Atta
    A Bit of Difference - by Sefi Atta

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007536108 | ISBN 10: 0007536100

    Deola Bello is tired of London, but shes not ready to give up on life. When her charity job takes her home to Nigeria, her thoughts turn to the future, as she questions whether her peripatetic existence is still right for her.   Deola encount ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
    Every Day is for the Thief - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571307944 | ISBN 10: 0571307949

    A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, his childhood country has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafs, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of money for nothing. From the consul ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
    Happiness, Like Water - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088314 | ISBN 10: 1847088317

    In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
    Lagoon - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444762761 | ISBN 10: 1444762761

    A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troub ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola
    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts - by Amos Tutuola

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571316915 | ISBN 10: 0571316913

    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954.   It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
    The Palm Wine Drinkard - by Amos Tutuola

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571311538 | ISBN 10: 0571311539

    This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the compl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Americanah - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007356348 | ISBN 10: 000735634x

    From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.   As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spider King
    The Spider King's Daughter - by Chibundu Onuzo

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571268917 | ISBN 10: 0571268919

    Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. A world away from Abike's mansion, in the city's slu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Open City by Teju Cole
    Open City - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571279432 | ISBN 10: 0571279430

    Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ghost of Sani Abacha by Chuma Nwokolo
    The Ghost of Sani Abacha - by Chuma Nwokolo

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9789782190109 | ISBN 10: 9782190101

    Nigerian short stories. A harassed servant plots his grim revenge, a young woman puts a potential boyfriend to the test, a politician in his finest hour finds himself possessed by a begoggled demon. 26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of aut ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson
    Tiny Sunbirds Far Away - by Christie Watson

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849163750 | ISBN 10: 1849163758

    'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.'   Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that chang ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Lives of Baba Segi
    The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives - by Lola Shoneyin

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846687495 | ISBN 10: 1846687497

    To the dismay of her overbearingly ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce childre ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    I Do Not Come to You by Chance - by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780753826973 | ISBN 10: 0753826976

    A vivid, warm and very funny debut novel set against the colourful back-drop of modern Nigeria.  Kingsley is fresh out of university, eager to find an engineering job so he can support his family and marry the girl of his dreams. Being the op ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    The Thing Around Your Neck - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007306213 | ISBN 10: 0007306210

    From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, come twelve dazzling stories in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.  In ' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Infinite Riches by Ben Okri
    Infinite Riches - by Ben Okri

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099540335 | ISBN 10: 0099540339

    In the chaotic world of his African village, the spirit-child Azaro still watches the tumultous and tender lives of the Living; of his father who has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and of his mother who battles for justice.  This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say You
    Say You're One of Them - by Uwem Akpan

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780349120645 | ISBN 10: 0349120641

    'I see dirty water dripping down the white wall beside me. It is coming from the ceiling. At first, it comes down in two thin lines. The the lines widen and swell into one. Then two more lines come down, in spurts, like little spiders gliding down on ... more

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  • Cover image of book Measuring Time by Helon Habila
    Measuring Time - by Helon Habila

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141010076 | ISBN 10: 014101007x

    In the small Nigerian village of Keti live Mamo and LaMamo, twin sons of a domineering father. When one day the boys try and escape the village, only LaMamo succeeds and in time becomes a soldier well-versed in the ways of life and death.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Combat by Kole Omotoso
    The Combat - by Kole Omotoso

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780143185536 | ISBN 10: 0143185535

    The Combat, published in 1972, unforgettably recounts the torn friendship between two contenders over the paternity rights of a child they once jointly seem to have fathered by a market girl, now a sophisticated businesswoman.  A poignant memori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Starbook by Ben Okri
    Starbook - by Ben Okri

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846040818 | ISBN 10: 1846040817

    We are listeners at the oracle. Those who truly hear are touched and changed. At one level, Starbook tells the delicate story of a prince and a maiden who are both tested by trials in a mythical land where art, initiation and dynamic stillness ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbridled by Jude Dibia
    Unbridled - by Jude Dibia

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781770095267 | ISBN 10: 1770095268

    An extraordinary novel of breathtaking beauty, which follows in the tradition of Buchi Emecheta and Chris Abani. Winner of the 2007 Ken Saro-Wiwa Award.   Ngozi Akachi is a somewhat regular village girl of exquisite beauty, light-skinned and h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Half of a Yellow Sun - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007200283 | ISBN 10: 0007200285

    The highly anticipated new novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of the vicious Nigeria-Biafra war in which more than a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood.During this turbulen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
    The Icarus Girl - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747578864 | ISBN 10: 0747578869

    A stunning first novel about spirits, twins and an extraordinary little girl.  Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of a powerful imagination, she spends hours writing, reading or simply hiding in the dark warmth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amina by Mohammed Umar
    Amina - by Mohammed Umar

    £17.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781592214044 | ISBN 10: 1592214045

    This dramatic story of the efforts of the heroine and her friends to bring about change in the social conditions of women in Nigeria addresses pressing political issues which rarely appear in fiction - the legal status of Muslim women, the limitation ... more

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  • Cover image of book 26a by Diana Evans
    26a - by Diana Evans

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099479048 | ISBN 10: 0099479044

    Identical twins Georgia and Bessi live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not much harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne peppe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Broken Dreams by Jideofor Adibe
    Broken Dreams - by Jideofor Adibe

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780954503703 | ISBN 10: 0954503708

    Amid the smouldering tension of impending civil war, Pete Ogwu an his wife Teresa are forced to flee their home in western Nigeria, leaving behind a baby son and their housemaid. Adpoted by Madam Cash, Femi grows upto be an idealistic socialist write ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
    Anthills of the Savannah - by Chinua Achebe

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141186900 | ISBN 10: 0141186909

    'Worshipping a dictator is such a pain in the ass.' Chris, Ikem and Beatrice are three like-minded friends working under the military regime of His Excellency, the Sandhurst-educated President of Kangan. In the pressurized atmosphere of oppressi ... more

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