Day 2 : Nigerian books to look out for 2019

This project is hosted by Sealea from that bookshelf bitch ( The gorgeous header was also provided by her)

Ooo we almost done with this whole year

First off thank God for keeping us this far…

And secondly..DEAR GOD HELP OUR WALLETS IN 2019.

This year has been pretty amazing in books, we’ve seen  POC’s get more recognition (OH YEAH!!). We’ve also seen more badass female characters not giving a fluff and kick asses left and right. More LGBT recognition and more stories to keep reality away.

Now i bring you books from the giant of Africa, the people who know how to party the most, the most fun people in the whole of Africa……of course i am talking about NIGERIANS ( please ignore our government and other madness that goes! Yes this includes the Nigerian Princes).


  1. David Mogo, Godhunter  By Suyi Davies Okungbowa

First off lets talk about that cover. This is one of the books i look forward to the most next year from Nigerian Novels, it promises action and hunny i am all for it here’s the blurb

Nigerian God-Punk – a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.
Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard

Release date: July 9th, 2019

david mogo

2. Binti Omnibus edition By nnedi okarafor

Are you familiar with aunty Nnedi?  If not you reeeeeeeeeeally need to read who fears death and her other works. Binti omnibus is a collection of the Binti trilogies Binti, Home and The Night masquerade. If you like all you books in one place like i  do then i suggest you check this out. Here’s a link to GR

Release date: Febuary, 5th 2019

binti omnibus

3. LaGuardia by Nnedi Okorafor

Ah yes yet another one from Aunty Nnedi( P.s we are not related).  This time its a comic its set i a future world. Heres’s the blurb:

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.
There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding? 

Release date: July 30th, 2019


4. The freedom artist by Ben Okri

I recently interested in his work after i discovered Famished Road, i look forward to this one

An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own.In Ben Okri’s most significant novel since the Man Booker-winning The Famished Road, a young woman is arrested for speaking four simple words – Who is the Prisoner? This question resonates throughout the novel, and by the end it has become the question every reader has to ask themselves. The answer is implicit in the revelation at the heart of the story.After her disappearance, a man begins to search for the woman, because he loves her. He searches desperately at first, and then with growing realization. And we journey with him as he searches, through a frightening, disintegrating world of lies, and violence, and fear. At the heart of this disturbing world lies the Prison.To survive, and to answer the girl’s question, the young man, like all of us, has to accept the challenge and fight back.

The Freedom Artist is a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society. It’s a powerful call to arms.

Release date: March 2019

ben okri

5. Children of virtue and vengence by Tomi Adeyemi

Everyone and they aunties are waiting on this one too so i’m just going to pack my bottom too and wait. And the cover has not been revealed yet so we waiting on that.

6. Be(com)ing Nigerian :A guide by Elnathan John

Mr John here is a fine satire artist. I follow him on twiiter and i started reading his first book Born on a Tuesday. Now he is bringing a satire novel about the Nigerian Society, hell yeah i’m looking forward to this

Release date: Febuary 6, 2019

becoming nigerian

And thats all folks. I am really looking forward to reading them. I hope you see the one’s you like and add that to your GR. Until next time

As always,

Booked Unicorn



17 thoughts on “Day 2 : Nigerian books to look out for 2019”

  1. YAY! Thanks for these Nigerian recs! Now that I look back, I don’t think I’ve read many Nigerian character based books but that’s gonna change in 2019 😀 Binti looks so goooodd ❤ And I think I'm gonna add Becoming Nigerian too!


  2. What a fantastic year for Nigerian lit! It seems like they all promise a grand time, and I hope they would absolutely bring you joy come the next year. I would love to hear what you think about these books should you get the chance to share your thoughts. Fantastic list!


  3. This is an amazing list Chinelo! I’ve read Binti but I never finished the other books for some reason. I have a love/hate relationship with The Famished Road but I think The Freedom Artist will be incredible! David Mogo, Godhunter sounds amazing like another version of COBAB. Thanks for all the recommendations! 💃💃


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