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:
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
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.
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
January: The Slave by Elechi Amadi
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