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Country Spotlight: Nigeria

A nation of over 200 million people, Nigeria is a cultural and economic hub from its film industry globally referred to as Nollywood to its growing technology sector. Nigeria’s literary tradition has also received worldwide acclaim with Nigerian authors winning awards such as the Nobel Prize in Literature which was won by Wole Soyinka in 1986 and the International Booker Prize awarded to Chinua Achebe in 2007.

Below are some titles from Nigeria and its diaspora available through GPL from classics like Achebe’s Things Fall Apart to newer voices like Francesca Ekwuyasi and Abi Daré, these stories and collections explore life from pre-colonial Nigeria through to the present and ruminate on topics such as faith, family, hope, identity, love, and loss. You can also explore a variety of Nigerian films streaming online via Kanopy or try your hand at learning one of the many languages spoken in Nigeria including Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba on our language learning app Pronunciator.

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