What are the best books written by Nigerian authors?

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    #1Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart is a book by the acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of the conflict between the colonial British government and a Nigerian ethnic group, the Ibo people. It is the first book in the African trilogy.

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    Cathy Jiang
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is a fantastic read that honors the author's ancestors. It is a very involving book and the reader will feel like they are a part of the day to day activities. It is a well-paced, good read."
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    #2The Famished Road

    The Famished Road

    The Famished Road is a fantasy novel by Nigerian author Ben Okri. It tells the story of Azaru, a spirit child who exists both in the spirit world and the human world. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1991.

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    Jesse Young
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I seldom ready fantasy novels in my spare time, but this one may have changed that for me in the future. Watching the child travel in between worlds is truly a treat that everyone should experience."
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    #3Half of a Yellow Sun

    Half of a Yellow Sun
    Half of a Yellow Sun is a historical fiction novel by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Set in the now-defunct Republic of Biafra, it tells the story of five people as they fight to keep their nation alive.
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    Margaret Watson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This was an interesting read I enjoyed. The changes in the characters and in the environment were such a compelling read I didn't want to put it down. I felt like I could relate to many aspects of the characters so much. I also appreciated the author's writing style. It made it easy to follow. "
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    #4Purple Hibiscus

    Purple Hibiscus
    Purple Hibiscus is a historical fiction novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the award-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun. It tells the story of Kambili and Jaja, as their country is torn apart by political strife.
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    Agustina Ávalos
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Great book. Mixes real world things like the political crisis in Nigeria. The main character's development is well done. "
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    #5Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road is an autobiographical novel written by Jackie Kay. Originally published in 2010, it tells the story of a woman and her search for her biological parents: a Scottish nurse and a Nigerian student.

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    Austin Nelson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A great story of a search of closure. This book by Nigerian author Jackie Kay does a great service to it's readers by involving a heartfelt story and a great background to make sure the reader stays involved. You'll never want to put down this book once you picked it up!"
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    #6No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy)

    No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy)
    No Longer At Ease is a historical fiction novel by renowned author Chinua Achebe. It is the second book in the African trilogy, following Things Fall Apart and succeeded by Arrow of God.
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    Justin Johnson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I was looking for book by Nigerian authors and stumbled upon No Longer at Ease. It's an amazing historical fiction novel written by a famous Nigerian Chinua Achebe."
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    #7The Thing Around Your Neck

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    The Thing Around Your Neck is a collection of short stories by the award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The twelve stories included in the book revolves around modern-day Nigerians and their struggles.

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    Gregorio Alarcón
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Thing Around Your Neck is a great work capturing many stories with a single book. Excellent stories bring insights into many perceptions that outsiders may have about living in the American Dream, and the realization that the grass is not always greener on the other side; there are always trade-offs. "
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    #8Arrow of God (The African Trilogy)

    Arrow of God (The African Trilogy)

    Arrow of God is a 1964 historical fiction novel by acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It is his third novel and the final book in the African trilogy, succeeding Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease.

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    Alan Nguyen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This was an interesting read, in that I liked the style of storytelling (kind of like a parable or fable), if not the story itself. Although I understand I'm not exactly the demographic for this book, I feel like it could have been made a tiny bit more accessible. "
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    #9Second Class Citizen

    Second Class Citizen

    Second Class Citizen is a novel by Buchi Emecheta. Originally published in 1974, it portrays the lives of contemporary Nigerians by telling the story of a Nigerian woman who migrated to England with her children.
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    Donna Wells
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I bought this book about a month ago and really liked it. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down and was hooked right away. The story has you feeling a wide range of emotions and makes you think about life. "
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    #10Everything Good Will Come

    Everything Good Will Come
    Everything Good Will Come is an autobiographical novel written by Sefi Atta. Set against the backdrop of political furor in the 1970s, it tells the story of a girl who struggles to gain freedom from strict traditions.
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    Harry Ramirez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very thought inspiring story. One of those stories that makes you feel grateful for everything you have and compared to your own life makes it seem so much better that you haven't had to endure other peoples hardships."
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    #11Zahrah the Windseeker

    Zahrah the Windseeker
    Zahrah the Windseeker is an adventure and fantasy novel for young adults written by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. It was released in September 2005. It is about a 13-year-old girl with vines growing in their hair.
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    Barbara Fields
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book is very interesting and different than most. It's very unique in the elements that it uses. The fact that everything is plant based is really interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone. "

Summary

Best What are the best books written by Nigerian authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)Books 39 Paid
2The Famished RoadBooks 37 Paid
3Half of a Yellow SunBooks 33 Paid
4Purple HibiscusBooks 33 Paid
5Red Dust RoadBooks 30 Paid
6No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy)Books 30 Paid
7The Thing Around Your NeckBooks 27 Paid
8Arrow of God (The African Trilogy)Books 25 Paid
9Second Class CitizenBooks 23 Paid
10Everything Good Will ComeBooks 21 Paid
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