Did we really need to read “The Gods Are Not To Blame” at age 11?
If you went to school in Nigeria, chances are that you used one of these books. Can you recognize them without their titles? Can you recognize them based on just their images? Here’s an example: Are you ready to give it a try?
1) Author: Mark Manson. No lies detected. 2) Author: Chinua Achebe. “Things fall apart, the danfo cannot hold.” 3) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime: Being a Lagosian. Punishment: Being a Lagosian. 4) Author: John Green. “Being stoic means preparing for the worst but in Nigeria (read as Lagos), the worst always happens.” 5) Author: Agatha Christie. […]
Let’s face it, reading can be tedious. With a crippling work schedule, long commute time, and so many adult things to catch up on, books are not just it. Especially self-development books that can sometimes be difficult to grasp. You want to relax after a long day at work and not read anything unexciting. To […]
If you grew up in Nigeria and aren’t Igbo, chances are that you probably heard about the Nigerian civil war in detail at a later part of your life. This is because shockingly, an important part of our history is left out of the school curriculum. Seeing as we are entering the decade of intense […]
Yeah, we’ve heard that Nigerians–Africans in general–don’t read. While awfully stereotypical that narrative is, it is also untrue. Just like in any other place, there are individuals who love to read and some that can’t stand the sight of books. However, for those bibliophiles looking for where to buy used books, here are five places […]
If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss about ‘wokeness’ is, welcome. Class is in.
To know nothing of what happened before you were born, is to forever remain a child.
Another Nigerian book makes it to Hollywood.
These books made secondary school bearable.
This one is for book lovers.
Reading is not for everybody abeg.
He wants to teach women ‘how to keep a man’.
She rose from being a child bride to a well-read author.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: