Chinelo Okparanta’s book makes Buzzfeed’s October reading list

Chinelo Okparanta’s book makes Buzzfeed’s October reading list

Every month, US based media internet company  Buzzfeed, announces 5 books book lovers should read. Their reading list have comprised of popular, old timers and debut novelists.

This month, Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Tree makes the media company reading list.

In a post titled 5 Great Books To Read In September, Buzzfeed recommends Okparanta’s Under the Udala Tree as the third book on the list.

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According to, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.


Other books on the lists are:

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York edited by John Freeman

Not on Fire, but Burning by Greg Hrbek

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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