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CFM Programmes

"MONTHLY BOOK CLUB AND BOOK READING"

Part of the mission of the Centre for Memories is to build leaders who are grounded in history and are equipped to serve with excellence. Through our monthly book club and our adult/children’s library (Oba Akwukwo Umu Aka), we seek to build a generation of young Igbo people with reading culture. Every month, the Centre designates a book to be read, drawing from its library and its link with Igbo authors. It invites the author or a distinguished personality to read excerpts from the book and encourage dialogue and discussion with visitors to the Centre.

From 2018 till date, The Centre has reviewed the following books:

2018:

  • January: Efuru by Flora Nwapa

  • February: The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

  • March: Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe

  • April: Onaedo by Ngozi Achebe

  • May: The Slave Girl by Buchi Emecheta

  • June: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • July: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

  • August: The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta

  • September: Efuru by Flora Nwapa

  • October: I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

  • November: A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe

  • December: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

 

2019:

  • January: The Fourth World by Ifeoma Okoye

  • February: Second Class Citizens by Buchi Emecheta

  • March: Beasts of no Nation by Uzodimma Iweala

  • April: The Thing Around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • May: Men without ears by Ifeoma Okoye

  • June: Onaedo by Ngozi Achebe

  • July: Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe

  • August: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

  • September: Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • October: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

  • November: On Black Sisters’Street by Chika Unigwe

The Centre also held 2 book readings/signing/Q&A sessions with:

  • Ngozi Achebe, the Author of Onaedo, on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, and

  • Osita Amakeze, the Author of Last Carver, on Saturday, 1st June 2019. It was organized in partnership with Purple Shelves and Crater Library.

2020

  • February: Never Again by Flora Nwapa

  • March: Sunset at Dawn by Chuwuemeka Ike

  • October: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • November: There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe

  • December: Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi

2021

  • January: The Slave by Elechi Amadi

 

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