Thursday, August 12, 2010

Three books about Nigeria

Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist and poet. His first novel Waiting for an Angel won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best First Book, Africa Region) in 2003.

For the BBC, he named three books that will help readers better understand Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.

Two titles on the list:
The Man Who Died by Wole Soyinka

The Famished Road by Ben Okri
See the complete list, and listen to a brief interview with Helon Habila about why he chose those particular books.

--Marshal Zeringue