CHRISTMAS IN NIGERIA by ZACCEUS ONUMBA DIBIAEZUE MEMORIAL LIBRARIES- November 2018

The Rainbow Recommended Readings for November is Christmas in Nigeria: A Collection of short stories from around the nation by Zacceus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries

‘‘This book takes us through the histories and events which truly demonstrate our life, culture, attitude, and common joy. All the places mentioned in this book share similar experiences of fun in the celebration of Christmas. These stories do not simply describe Christmas in the villages alone, but walk us through the anxieties involved in travelling home, the pride of returnees, the logistics of having to navigate congested roads between cities and villages, broken-down jallopee cars and, of course, those anxious to show off their brand new purchases (even if the cars were actually borrowed for showcase). The stories also explore traditional cultures by narrating the great expectation of the egungun (masquerades) during the Christmas celebrations’…’