Ireke Onibudo is a Yoruba literature novel that narrates the life of a man name who shares the same name as the book.
In this book, Ireke is a regular man who is looking for the significance of life like the majority of us. It follows his peculiar however exciting journey from beggar to Oba (King).
By self control, moral restraint and sheer favorable luck, he wins over misfortune to turn into a commended warlord and honorable man.
His story runs alongside by a tale told by his dead mother.
The Famished Road is an original that sets out, not to tell a conventional story, but rather to plan and clarify a whole lifestyle and a whole perspective of Africa, where myths are real, the dead are ever-present and the line among dream and the truth is obscured
Set in an anonymous African villager, Nigerian creator Ben Okris novel The Famished Road (1991) recounts the narrative of Azaro who is a spirit child or abiku, a term used to portray a kid who is bound to die prior to arriving at adolescence.
The author, one of Africa's most esteemed statesmen,a former head of state and president of Nigeria has also been a prolific author of books over the decades. This was his first book, and from the initial publication, has remained very controversial. Sundry protagonists, critics et al seem to agree that the author hardly has a good word for other people, and apparently exaggerates his own deeds and "heroics".
Chinua Achebe's 1964 novel Arrow of God depicts an Ibo pioneer as he defies the British directors and missionaries in his town.
The novel spotlights on Ezeulu, who is the High Priest of Ulu. Ulu is the main divinity in the town of Umuaro, and he united six warring towns to create a strong community that shares fundamental beliefs however preserve local village traditions.
Since Ezeulu is half god and half man, he battles to recognize what is human will and what is heavenly will. This contention becomes more relevant as new difficulties, in the form of British position and Christian religion, question the pecking orders and convictions whereupon the community was built.
The joys of motherhood is a gripping fascinating tale of a woman - Nnu Ego who gives everything away to the cultural responsibility of a woman needing to be fertile and produce sons. The Joys of Motherhood is a fundamental text in the wider cannon of Nigerian postcolonial literature. The story of Nnu Ego will stay with the reader for a long, long time.