Hey guys,

It’s a Thursday and so I have no choice but recommend a good book. I am sure most of you are wondering if I read only African literature, well no! I read any good book, but for most part of this year I have read African literature.


An acquaintance of mine recommended this book to me and I must say it was worth reading. 

The story is about 17 year old Abike Johnson who is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep.

A world away from Abike’s mansion, in the city’s slums, lives an eighteen-year-old hawker struggling to make sense of the world. His family lost everything after his father’s death and now he sells ice cream at the side of the road to support his mother and sister.

When Abike buys ice cream from the hawker one afternoon, they strike up a tentative and unlikely romance. But as they grow closer, revelations from the past threaten their relationship and both Abike and the hawker must decide where their loyalties lie.

I have to say the book ended in a very weird way. It was intriguing and I enjoyed reading it. Like I always tell you guys, I will never recommend a horrible book so please get a copy of this book.

So about the writer, Imachibundu Oluwadara “Chibundu” Onuzo (born in Nigeria 1991) is a Nigerian novelist. Her first novel, The Spider King’s Daughter, won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize for Literature


She is the youngest of four children of parents who are doctors, and grew up there in Lagos. She moved to England when she was 14 to study at an all girls’ school in Winchester, Hampshire, for her GCSEs, and at the age of 17 began writing her first novel, which was signed two years later by Faber and Faber and was published when she was 21. She was the youngest female writer ever taken on by the publisher.


Onuzo received a first-class bachelor’s degree in history from King’s College London (2012), and went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy from University College London. As of 2017, she is studying for a PhD at King’s College London.



The Spider King’s Daughter (Faber and Faber, 2012)

Welcome to Lagos (Faber and Faber, 2016)


I would definitely rate this book at 7/10. I am looking forward to getting a copy of Welcome to Lagos.


Friday is here again! Who is it going to be this time? Fasten your seatbelts…


Best blogging regards


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