African book to read part 2.
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BINTI series by Nnedi OKORAFOR
Binti – Part 1
African book 1: bintu
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy.
But to accept the offer will mean giving up her family to travel among strangers who don’t respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself. but first she has to make it there, alive.
It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of placean
And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.
But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.
After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony? http://Africanbookepub.blogspot.com
Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.
Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment have already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene. Though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives. And try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people once and for all.
2: ON BLACK SISTERS STREET
African book by Chika Unigwe
African books 2: on Black Sisters Street
Before Efe came to Belgium, she imagined castles and clean streets and snow as white as salt. Belgium, ‘…a country wey dey Europe. Next door to London’.
At the house on Zwarterzusterstraat four very different women have made their way from Africa to claim for themselves the riches of Europe. Sisi, Ama, Efe and Joyce are prostitutes, the girls who stand in the windows of the red-light district, promising to make men’s dreams come true – if only for half an hour and fifty euros.
The murder of Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, shatters their already fragile world and as the women gather to mourn, the stories they have kept hidden are finally told.
Drawn together by tragedy, the women reveal, each in her own voice, what has brought them to their present lives. Joyce, a great beauty whose life has been destroyed by war
Ama, whose dark moods manifest a past injustice.
Efe, whose efforts to earn her keep are motivated by a particular zeal and finally.
Sisi, whose imagination takes her far beyond the squalor of her reality. These are stories of terror, of displacement, of love, and of a sinister man named Dele…Raw, vivid and suffused with the power of the oral story-telling tradition.
On Black Sisters’ Street is a moving story of the illusion of the West through African eyes, and its annihilation. It is also, however, a story of courage, of unity and of hope.
3:CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE
African book by Tomi Adeyemi
African book 3: CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
4: UNDER THE UDALA TREE
African book by Chinelo Okparanta
African book 4: under the Udala tree
The novel is told in a first person narrative from the protagonist’s viewpoint, namely Ijeoma, and as such, the story is told with her voice and perspective.
Okparanta’s mother had watched her father die in the same way during the Nigerian Civil War that the novels protagonist sees her father die.
linking with how Okparanta’s own real life experience has informed her in the context of writing the novel.
The novel is Okparanta’s first, following her short stories collection Happiness, Like Water (2013), and has received generally positive reception since its publication in 2015. In 2016, as part of the Annual Lambda Literary Awards, the novel won an award for “Best Lesbian Fiction”.
5: DAUGHTERS WHO WALKED THIS PATH African book by Yejide Kilanko
African book 5: DAUGHTERS WHO WALKED THIS PATH
Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria.
An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo’s home their own. So there’s nothing unusual about her charming but troubled cousin Bros T moving in with the family.
At first Morayo and her sister are delighted. But in her innocence, nothing prepares Morayo for the shameful secret Bros T forces upon her. Thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her, Morayo must learn to fiercely protect herself and her sister from a legacy of silence many women in Morayo’s family share.
Only Aunty Morenike—once shielded by her own mother—provides Morayo with a safe home and a sense of female community that sustains her as she grows into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria.
6: HAIRDRESSER OF HARARE
African book by Tendai Huchu
African book 6: HAIRDRESSER OF HARARE
Vimbai is the best hairdresser in Mrs. Khumalo’s salon, and she is secure in her status until the handsome, smooth-talking Dumisani shows up one day for work. Despite her resistance, the two become friends, and eventually, Vimbai becomes Dumisani’s landlady.
He is as charming as he is deft with the scissors, and Vimbai finds that he means more and more to her.
Yet, by novel’s end, the pair’s deepening friendship—used or embraced by Dumisani and Vimbai with different futures in mind—collapses in unexpected brutality.
The novel is an acute portrayal of a rapidly changing Zimbabwe. In addition to Vimbai and Dumisani’s personal development. The book shows us how social concerns shape the lives of everyday people http://Africanbookepub.blogspot.com