world cup or writing nigeria

Sorry been a while since posted one of these ,Englands poor start has put dampers on world cup a bit .


The most well-known Nigerian writer is probably Ben Okri a huge favourite of my self famished road is a true masterpiece of african magic realism ,now there is also Biyi Bandele that i am just reading he is based in the uk his Burma boy follows a young man in the second world war in Burma and a Nigerian N.C.O sergant ,I ve also Kachi A Ozumba on my T.B.R pile ,I ve also enjoyed Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche her collection of short stories thing around the neck .T.M Aluko has also written a number of books also Ogail Ogali has written a lot of books ,I feel Nigeria as the largest country in africa population wise has loads of stories to tell us in the future .

World cup memories –

I first remembered them in there first world cup in 94 in the usa ,a great team that managed to qualify for last sixteen after beating Bulgaria and Greece in qualifying ,they had star striker daniel Amokochai ,who later played for Everton in the premiership ,I remember their great goal celebrations ,In 98 they knocked spain out in group stages ,also had Tarbio west playing a huge defender with wonderfully coloured braids .

i m linking this to Amy reads Nigerian challenge .

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amymckie
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 18:48:09

    Thanks for the link to the challenge Stu! Do feel free to add your post to the Mr. Linky on mine to be eligible for a prize 🙂

    Some more Nigerian authors would be Wole Soyinka who won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1986 – the first African to win it, actually! Another big one is Chinua Achebe who has written numerous novels, a lot of them dealing with pre and post colonial issues. The two of them and Ben Okri are the three that I know the most about.

    There really are such a huge wealth of Nigerian writers, Too much to get through in one month, that is for sure 🙂


  2. kiss a cloud
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 22:58:50

    Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and also Ben Okri are three of my fave Nigerian authors. Have you read the sequel to The Famished Road?


  3. Iris
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 09:10:37

    I can imagine the World Cup doesn’t look that exciting anymore. But then, at least you can still gloat over the failures of France.


  4. Kinna
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 17:10:08

    I’m loving this new look for your blog. And England won!


  5. Tati herself
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 17:18:35

    Stu, just wanted to say how fabulous new blog design and theme looks! Well done! x


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