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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2008, 03:49:26 PM »
The best book I ever read was titled "Strumpet City" by James Plunkett. It is a story of Dublin during the Irish rebellion against British rule. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Awesome!
Any mention of "Half a Yellow Moon". It is a very Igbo story about the Civil War and it won some prizes. I don't think most Kano Onliners would very much enjoy it.



Dave do you mean Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie? I came across it

sometime last year and decided not to read it because War = depressing. Later it

won the Orange Fiction Prize and I was like Shoot! I should have read it! Anyways

I heard it was great and Im on a long list to read it. She also has another one

Purple Hibiscus which also won a few prizes. Shes gifted!

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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2008, 12:28:27 AM »
Yeah. That's the one. Great book but very much from the Igbo point of view about the war.
She has a web page running on it to which anyone can subscribe. Find it by scrolling in Half a Yellow Sun in Google.
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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2008, 11:32:06 AM »
The girl (uh...lady) is very brilliant. I some time read about her works in DailyTrust Newspaper Bookshelf. She like miraclously inherit literary knowledge from the house they lived in while in Nigeria. You know the great Achebe vacated the house, which eventually her family came to reside in afterward.
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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2009, 11:39:03 PM »
1-THE FAMISHED ROAD, SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT, ASTONINISHG THE GODS, STARBOOK AND TALES OF FREEDOM all by the Nigerian Booker Prize winner BEN OKRI. you can purchase STARBOOK  from his Nigerain publisher Farafina
(www.kachifo.com)

Tales of Freedom is OKRI's LATEST its narrative style is a mixture of short story and haiku, the japanese poetry form, he called that stokkus Okri is an enigma A MUST READ.

2-MEASURING TIME BY HELON NABILA. Habila hails from Gombe and the has won the Caine prize for African writing and a commonwealth writers prize.Contact his Nigerian publisher(cassavarepublic.biz)

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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2009, 12:25:45 PM »
Salam,

Welcome aboard, babushe.

Well, thanks for the list and the little info on these authors.

It might be surprising if I say I've neither read any of these novels nor the work of these writers. But I'll soon, inshaAllah, do that. Thanks once again.
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2010, 12:36:16 PM »
Please another Must Read for me... Tnxk.
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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2011, 05:33:25 PM »
Hey there! Do we have fans of the Master Storyteller, the author of many unputdownables, the great Mario Puzo? I supposed we do have. He's many a time more known by his "magnum opus", The Godfather. I'll recommend you to go and read Omerta. This's yet another excellent work, which is rather sadly not known by his many fans as being a good one. There's again The Sicilian. Happy reading.
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2011, 09:37:41 AM »
Hey there! Do we have fans of the Master Storyteller, the author of many unputdownables, the great Mario Puzo? I supposed we do have. He's many a time more known by his "magnum opus", The Godfather. I'll recommend you to go and read Omerta. This's yet another excellent work, which is rather sadly not known by his many fans as being a good one. There's again The Sicilian. Happy reading.

Coincidentally I'm reading currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.

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Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2011, 04:00:03 PM »
Coincidentally I'm currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.

Coincidence, exactly. You are right; the novel was published posthumously.

You read The Godfather since 1991? Wow! I started primary school a year after.  ;D
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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2011, 10:37:54 AM »
Coincidentally I'm currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.

Coincidence, exactly. You are right; the novel was published posthumously.

You read The Godfather since 1991? Wow! I started primary school a year after.  ;D

Ashe dai mun tsufa  ;D

 


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