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LITERARY CELEBS PICK BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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What books impressed our literary celebs most this year? Which books will they recommend as Xmas and New Year gifts? What are they reading at the moment? Let's hear them:

Professor Femi Osofisan
I am reading Swamp Full of Dollars by Peel at the moment. For Xmas and New Year holidays, I will recommend Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The books, which I read that impressed me most this year, include Feminism and Theatre by Sue-Ellen Case and Little Drops by Ahmed Yerima.

Professor Ahmed Yerima
At the moment, I am reading Ten Plays by Europides, as well as Le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor. For the holidays, I will recommend my own Okinba Laokun (Femi Osofisan's) Pirates. One of the books I enjoyed reading in 2010 was Helon Habila's Measuring Time.

Professor Kalu Uka
At the moment I am reading a novel by Adinya. All the books I read this year that were sent to the NLNG Literature Prize for us to judge, including Cemetery Road by Esiaba Irobi the other works on the shortlist. I was also so impressed with 12 other quality works that couldn't make it. For the holidays, I will recommend you read Charry Ada Onwu's My Kola Nut.

Hon. Wale Okediran
I have just finished reading Lola Soneyin's Baba Seyi and His Wife and am reading Biyi Badele's Burma Boy. For the holidays, I will recommend Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont, my own novel, Tenant of the House, and Tricia Adaobi Nwaubani's I do not come to you by Chance.