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December: a month which brings to mind family, food and festive times. In the spirit of the season, we share in this newsletter twelve Christmas stories from around Nigeria which capture all of the excitement and nostalgia of the holidays. Also check out our recommendation of Helen Oyeyemi’s novel Mr Fox and learn more about Professor JP Clark’s recent visit to the library. As always, we welcome feedback and questions sent to newsletters@zodml.org and wish you all the best for the holiday season and 2013.
New from the Library

A Date with JP Clark as ZODML Launches the Senior Secondary Schools Reading Programme

The inaugural edition of the Senior Secondary Schools Reading Programme (SSRP) took place on November 27 at our main library on Awolowo Road in Ikoyi...Read More

Book Recommendation

Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

It is rare to find a book which can combine the light-hearted cadence of a folktale and the hard-hitting reality of the often violent relationships between men and women into a compulsively readable form...Read More

Spotlight

May All Your Christmases be Nigerian

In the spirit of the holiday season, we at ZODML have put together a collection of Christmas stories from all over the country for your reading pleasure. They highlight the excitement of the celebrations and recall some of our favourite childhood memories, from delicious feasts to awesome fireworks...Read More

Short Story

The Cure for Love

Morenike had stopped crying. She lay on her bed curled up like an unborn child. There was a soft tap on the door and Bisola entered the bedroom. She went to the bed and sat down. She took her sister's hand and stroked it gently...Read More



Call for Short Stories

Do you have a flair for writing? Fancy yourself as the next Chimamanda Adichie? Then send your short stories to us and you could win a prize and have your work feature in our newsletter! Learn More

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