By Franklyne Ikediasor Crime fiction or conspiracy stories, if you like, is not a genre Nigerians write about a lot; this year, I think I have just come across just one of such books (Easy motion Tourist by Leye Adenle) so I was very excited to read A Conspiracy of Ravens by Othuke Omniabohs. I must say first of all, that this was a very refreshing work of fiction in a market crowded with immigration stories and poverty porn, and I was very happy to be read this book which tried to portray the very many issues bedevilling Nigeria and painted a picture of NigeriaRead More →

By Franklyne Ikediasor I first heard about Ms Okparanta’s novel earlier this year and the title, Under the Udala Trees, struck me, mostly because the Udala fruit is one of my favorite seasonal fruits and my home town gets its name from the same tree. So, it holds some sort of sentimental value for me. I then read the synopsis for the book and was blown away, so I desperately sought the novel until I found it online. I remember staying up all night to read the novel and when I finished I had to take a few hours to process all the various emotions IRead More →