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AkooBooks Audio: African Writers / Nigeria

Inspired by David Evans list of audiobooks by African writers.

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Legacy of Orisha: Book #2

By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 13 hours 27 minutes

*The spectacular sequel to Audie Award Audiobook of the Year Children of Blood and Bone*

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"Bhani Turpin exquisitely narrates the second book in this fantasy series, Legacy of Orïsha. Her steady pace and West African accent draw us into the story of Zélie, a Maji warrior, and Princess Amari--both of whom fight... Read more »

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Children of Blood and Bone

Legacy of Orisha: Book #1

By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 17 hours 44 minutes

Children of Blood and Bone

“A sprawling fantasy teeming with deep and meaningful magic. One of the things I like most about this debut is that it raises very real and important issues of our time through multiple character's perspectives. No character is one-dimensional, and every character must learn from failure and introspection to become who they were meant to be.”

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Known and Strange Things

Essays

By Teju Cole
Narrated by: Peter Fernandez
Length: 12 hours 44 minutes

The 40-plus essays will span art, literature, and politics, with topics from Virginia Woolf and James Baldwin to President Obama and Boko Haram. The collection will include pre-published essays that gone viral, like "The White Industrial Savior Complex," first published in The Atlan Read more »tic.
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Every Day Is for the Thief

Fiction

By Teju Cole
Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 4 hours 3 minutes

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY DWIGHT GARNER, THE NEW YORK TIMES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle | NPR | The Root | The Telegraph | The Globe and Mail

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • FINALIST, PHILLIS WHEATLEY BOOK AWARD • TEJU COLE WAS NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS OF THE YEAR BY NEW... Read more »
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Open City

A Novel

By Teju Cole
Narrated by: Teju Cole
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes

“The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize intensity.”
 
Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wander Read more »s...
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Daughters Who Walk This Path

A Novel

By Yejide Kilanko
Narrated by: Claudia Alick
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes

An authentic, wrenching novel chronicling a young girl's coming of age in turbulent, bustling, contemporary Nigeria

Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan. An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo's home their own, so... Read more »

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Beasts of No Nation

By Uzodinma Iweala
Narrated by: Simon Manyonda
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and starring Idris Elba (Mandela, The Wire)—the movie-tie in edition of the harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country.

As civil war ravages an unnamed West-African nation,... Read more »

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Kabu Kabu

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

Kabu kabu—unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis—generally get you where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu Kabu, however, takes the listener to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always imaginative locations you didn't know you needed. This debut short story collection by an award-winning author includes notabl Read more »e...
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Broken Places & Outer Spaces

Finding Creativity in the Unexpected
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By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Nnedi Okorafor
Length: 2 hours 18 minutes

A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.

Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi’s lifelon Read more »g...
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Who Fears Death

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Length: 15 hours 11 minutes

International award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor enters the world of magical realist literature with a powerful story of genocide in the far future and of the woman who reshapes her world.

In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways, yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. After years of enslaving... Read more »

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Akata Warrior

Nsibidi Script: Book #2

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
Length: 12 hours 42 minutes

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny i Read more »s...
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Akata Witch

Nsibidi Script: Book #1

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power. Soon she's part of Read more »a...
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Binti

The Night Masquerade
Binti: Book #3

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger an Read more »d...
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Binti

Home
Binti: Book #2

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be th Read more »e...
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Binti

Binti: Book #1

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 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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Arrows of Rain

By Okey Ndibe
Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

Originally published in Heineman's prestigious "African Writers Series," this is Arrows'first publication in the US. Coming only months after the whirlwind of publicity for Foreign Gods, Inc., we expect continued attention for Okey Ndibe as a major new voice in world literature. Set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery o Read more »f...
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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 17 hours 27 minutes

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY S WOMEN S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu depart Read more »s...
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Americanah

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

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under militar Read more »y...
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