The weekend is the ideal period to sit on the sofa with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea and relax after an exhausting and overwhelming week filled with loads of activities.
These books will give you unbridled joy as they will keep you company and make you resume work next week well-rested and refreshed.
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Paul Kalanithi’s emotional memoir was written in the last stretch of his life. Kalanithi was a young doctor and a new father who was diagnosed with cancer. In this book, he shows us what it means to live and to die.
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2. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
In Ayobami’s debut novel, she offers an emotional and lovely story of love, marriage, and events that follows a Nigerian couple, Yejide and Akin. Their marriage faces challenges as a result of their childlessness and other events that none of them could have predicted.
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The novel talks about a black teenager who grapples with her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer.
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4. The Change by Hapiness Awonegbe
Zinobi, a fourteen-year-old boy, grows up in a polygamous and averagely comfortable home in a village, Bale. He is intelligent, hardworking and ambitious. His dream is to work towards having a safe community with a more fulfilling life; a place entrenched with adequate facilities.
At the peak of the militants’ conflicts in Bale, he wrote an essay regarding the conflict in his community, earning him a prestigious award at the National level. He dreams of a united nation, free from tribal disparities and religious discrimination. With the current ethnic conflicts occurring in several parts of Huito Republic, Zinobi finds ways to ensure that his society live in peace and harmony.
As a very young boy, how will Zinobi make a positive impact in the society, creating peace and ethnic unity?
5. Ordinary People by Happiness Awonegbe
The story of “David”, a young man who had a semi-nomadic childhood as a result of the constant transfer of his parents to different states by the civil service.
Now a university graduate posted for his one-year mandatory National Service by the National Service Corp scheme, David finds himself in a community beset by fear, anger and the preparations for ethnic war.
Constantly under the pressure of fleeing the community for safer climes or joining in propagating the rising wave of ethnocentric mass hysteria, David is faced with making a decision; one that could push the community into chaos or sow the seeds of lasting peace.
Hedmeebooks focuses on topical issues affecting the young people in our society, as such, our books are designed to sensitize and proffer coping mechanisms and solutions to readers and decision-makers alike. Do you have a copy of our recently-published books; The Change and Ordinary People? If no? what are you waiting for?
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