books by Chibundu Onuzo
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YOUNGEST FEMALE AUTHOR TO BE SIGNED BY FABER & FABER: CHIBUNDU ONUZO.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that your youth means that your perspective of the world is not valid – Chibundu Onuzo, in her interview with the Barbara Kasumu”

Chibundu is a Nigerian novelist whose full name is Imachibundu Oluwadara Onuzo. Born in 1991 as the youngest of four children to a Yoruba mother and an Igbo father. She spent her childhood years in Lagos which would have an effect on her books and moved to England at 14 to study at an all-girls school. She has always had a passion for writing since she was a little child and at the age of 17 she started writing her first novel, the Spider Kings Daughter.

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WHAT BOOK CAN YOU READ OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

Hey book lovers!

Okay we all have books that we have read and they were just amazing, full of amazing characters and plots that kept pulling us in until the last page. After you read them what do you do? Do you put them in your bookshelf and proceed to rant about the book to your friends then move on to the next?

Well here’s what I do… I reread them. If they are so interesting I reread them when I’m chanced and try to find out what I missed or just say hello to my favourite characters again.

Here are some of the books I can read over and over again.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.

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ALIENS LANDING IN LAGOS, COMPUTERS GROWING FROM SEEDS: NNEDI OKORAFOR WRITES IT ALL

Ever read a book about aliens invading Lagos or a post-apocalyptic Africa or a Himba girl travelling to an intergalactic university or falling into meditation as she trees complex mathematical equations in her mind. You will find all this and more in Nnedi Okorafor’s books.

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Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author who has written several award-winning books. Recently I stumbled upon her books and I was blown away. I say stumbled because the first time I heard about her was when news got out that HBO was going to make a TV series of her novel “Who Fears Death” with George R. R. Martin as one of the producers so I decided to check her out and I’m glad I did. Her stories are an amazing fusion of fantasy, science fiction and African culture.  But what inspired me the most  wasnt  her stories although they are awesome. No, it was her back story. How a setback in life made her start writing.

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JOLLOF RICE !!!!

Ah, Jollof rice! Just the name is enough to make my mouth water. Jollof rice is one of the common West African dishes, popularly known even outside the continent. It is served at almost every occasion in Nigeria. Some have even gone so far as to say ‘a party without jollof rice is just a meeting’. It’s so popular that there is a world jollof day which is celebrated on the 22nd of August and it has sparked debates between countries about who cooks it better (#jollofwars). Even Continue reading “JOLLOF RICE !!!!”

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First of all…..

Hello everyone!
This is my first blog post so I am going to start off by introducing myself. I’m a nineteen year old girl who lives in Lagos, Nigeria. This year officially marks the end of my teenage years. The transition is scary in a lot of ways. 5 years ago, my worries were puberty, clothes to wear, TV series to binge watch etc. Now, my mind wanders to thoughts like ‘what am I going to do with the rest of my life?’, ‘what impact am I going to make in this world with an estimated population of 7.5 billion people (wow) with so many bad things going on like Boko haram, ISIS, recession, and most recently ASUU strike (na to just go learn work o!).

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