The Bookshelf: Books written by Nigerian authors
Special to the Whig
— Nigeria has always been a hub for awardwinning writers, such as the celebrated works of “Things Fall Apart,” “Open City,” or “Americanah.” More recently, new work has been coming out of Nigeria that is more experimental. Pick up one of these books to try something new! Further descriptions for these books can be found on the Cecil County Public Library website.
ELKTON ”My Sister, the Serial Killer”
Korede is a nurse who has had to clean up her young sister, Ayoola’s messes — but what happens when those messes get a bit more deadly? This one is for fans of satirical humor and complex Dexterlike characters.
”Americanah” ”Open City”
”Things Apart” strong always
”What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky”
A debut short story collection about the human experience, mixed with magical elements.
”Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree”
A collection of poetic vignettes about the Boko Harem kidnappings.
”Stay With Me”
An inside look into a marriage strained by social pressures.
”Speak No Evil”
”The Fishermen: A Novel”