1 Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
An absolutely adorable picture book with a mischievous giant chicken, a funny wood spirit, the famous Nigerian New Yam festival and beautiful masquerades.
2 Jummy at the River School by Sabine Adeyinka
Tales of Nigerian childhood light up this vibrant boarding school story. I was thrown back into my childhood by the fun, chants, midnight feasts and adventures. A joyful book about friendship, being loyal and fighting for what is right.
3 Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji
As a child who once lived in Benin city, I was fascinated by stories of the ancient Benin Kingdom. This insightful historical tale takes you on a thrilling journey to the 12th century, plunging you into culture, traditions and daily life of the ancient civilisation.