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AkooBooks Audio: 5 Audiobooks to Take You Through Lagos Traffic

What do you do while your stuck in Lagos traffic? ‚ÄČThese 5 great audiobooks from Nigeria, will keep you sane and enthralled for over 47 hours.

Binti

Binti: Book #1
By Nnedi Okorafor & N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by Robin Miles /  2 hours 30 minutes

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

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 place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do... Read More »

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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh /  17 hours 29 minutes

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find... Read More »

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Foreign Gods, Inc.

By Okey Ndibe
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman /  11 hours 24 minutes

Foreign Gods, Inc. tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Ike's plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate... Read More »

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Every Day Is for the Thief

By Teju Cole
Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez /  4 hours 17 minutes

Every Day is for the Thief is an account of a Nigerian in the diaspora who returns home after many years abroad. The book gains its strength as much from its subject matter (contemporary Lagosian life as experienced by a visiting former resident) as from its prose style (reminiscent of John Berger and J.M. Coetzee). Teju Cole's nuanced book... Read More »

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Under the Udala Trees

By Chinelo Okparanta
Narrated by Robin Miles /  11 hours 18 minutes

Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and... Read More »

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