Nigeria for Elementary Schools: Some Resources


Achebe, Chinua. Chike and the River (East African Educ. Pub. Ltd., 1966)
________.  The Voter (South Africa, ViVa Books, 1994)
Adimora- Ezeigbo Akachi. The Buried Treasure (Heinemann, 1992, U.S. Distributor is Chelsea House)
Agwu, Ada K. Edet on Holiday (Nigeria, Macmillan, 1977)
Fulani, Dan. Sauna: Secret Agent (London, Arewa Books, 1981)
________. Sauna to the Rescue (London, Arewa Books, 1981)
Okoye, Ifeoma. Only Bread for Eze (Nigeria, Fourth Dimension Pub.)
Olaleye, Isaac. Bitter Bananas (Carolina House, 1994)
________. The Distant Talking Drum (Boyds Mills Press, 1995)
Rupert, Janet E. The African Mask (New York, Clarion Books)
Solaru, Lanna. Poor Akin! (Ibadan, Univ. Press Ltd. 1985)
Stewart, Dianne. The Paper Chase (Heinemann, 1991, US Distributor is Chelsea House)

Fiction / Folktales

Gershator, Phillis. The Iroko-Man: A Yoruba Folktale. (New York: Orchard Books. 1994)

Gerson, Mary-Joan. How Night Came from the Sea: A Story from Brazil. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1992)

________. Why the Sky is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1992)

Medearis, Angela Shelf. The Singing Man. (New York: Holiday House, 1994)

Walker, Barbara K. The Dancing Palm Tree and Other Nigerian Folktales. (Lubbock: Texas Tech. Pub., 1990)


Adeeb, Hassan and Bonnetta, Nigeria: One Nation Many Cultures. (New York: Marshall Cavindish, 1996)

“The Yoruba People: Nigeria and Beyond.” (Faces: The Magazine About People 12(1), Sept., 1995)

Barker, Carol. A Family in Nigeria. (Minneapolis, Lerner Pub. Co.)

Isaacs, Deborah and Elizabeth. Benin: An African Kingdom. (Educational Broadcasting Co.)

Millar, Heather. The Kingdom of Benin. (New York: Marshall Cavendish,1997)

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. A is for Africa. (New York, Cobblehill Books, 1993)

________. Emeka’s Gift. (New York, Cobblehill Books, 1995)

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Ogbo: Sharing Life in an African Village (Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996)

Curriculum Resources

Alaro. An activity pack for 7–11 year olds, based on textiles from South-West Nigeria, published by Oxfam-UK
Bacak, Carol. Television in Nigeria. (AFAM Int’l. Educ. Consultancy 1986)
Gage, Susan. NIGERIA. (Victoria, B.C., Canada, Videa 1991)

Audio Visual

NIGERIA. 15-minute introductory video (from slides)
KONKOMBE: The Nigerian Pop Music Scene. video

Nigeria Box: a box of items from daily life (B.U. African Outreach Program)

Slides of Nigeria: More than 200 slides, indexed, with a brief description for each slide (BU African Outreach Program)

Note on Availability

All of the above items (and more) may be borrowed from our Outreach Library. Only the videos go out through the mail.

Please feel free to contact us if you have trouble locating any of the U.S. publishers. Unfortunately, the books published in Nigeria and listed above have not been available for sale in the U.S. .