Wikidata for Nigerian Novelist and Novel

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A lot of Nigerian Novels and Novelists are missing in Wikidata, this project will serve as a way to bridge the gap. query for Novelist and query Novel in Nigeria on Wikidata returns only 38 results for Novelist and 0 results for Novels. This project is aimed at creating and improving Wikidata items for Novelist and their books. This project will promote not only Novelist,but also promote other types of books and Authors.


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1. Create awareness for Wikidata on Nigerian Novelist and Novel in Nigeria.

2. Teach participants how to access and create a Wikidata account.

3. Teach Participants the general editing rules of Wikidata.

4. Create and or improve 100+ items for Novelist, Novel and books in Nigeria on Wikidata with at least a reference.

List of Books and their Authors in Nigeria[edit]

List of Items Created

Amina - Mohammed Umar

Welcome To Lagos - Chibundu Onuzo

Blackbird - Jude Didia

The Madhouse - T.J. Benson

Kurunmi - Ola Rotimi

Ajayi Crowther - Femi Osofisan

Insidious Treason And Beyond - Femi Osofisan

Hopes Of The Living Dead - Ola Rotimi

A Particular Kind of Black Man - Tope Folarin

Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi

Carnivorous City - Tori Kan

Women Of Owu - Femi Osofisan

A Woman’s Body Is a Country - Dami Ajayi

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives - Lola Shoneyin and Rotimi Babatunde

Dreaming Of Ways to Understand You - Jerry Chiemeke

Easy Motion Tourist - Leye Adenle

Beast of no Nation - Uzodinma Iweala

What It Means When a Man Falls from The Sky - Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Son of The House - Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

Arrows of Rain - Okey Ndibe

The Joys of Motherhood - Buchi Emecheta

Fine Boys - Eghosa Imasuen

Against All Odds - Ben Igwe.

The Interpreters - Wole Soyinka

I Am Directed - Augustus Adebayo

Violence - Festus Iyayi

The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi

Tides - Isidore Okpewho

Mr. Fox - Helen Oyeyemi

Nine Lives - El-Nukoya

The Voice - Gabriel Okara

The Concubine - Elechi Amadi

The Passport of Mallam Ilia - Cyprion Ekwensi

War Games - Jude Dibia

Behind the Clouds - Ifeoma Okoye

The Only Son - John Munonye

Stay With Me - Ayobami Adebayo

My Mercedes is Bigger Than Yours - Nkem Nwankwo

Heroes - Festus Iyayi

The Mind Is No Longer Here - Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

An African Night’s Entertainment - Cyprian Ekwensi.

Anthills of the Savannah - Chinua Achebe

Arrow of God - Chinua Achebe

Becoming Abigail - Chris Abani

Biafra Testament - Kalu Okpi

Bitter Leaf - Chioma Okereke

Bottled Leopard - Chukwuemeke Ike

The Bride Price - Buchi Emechela

Burma Boy - Biyi Bandele

City Of Memories - Richard Ali

Daughters Who Walk This Path - Yejide Kilanko

Diaries Of A Dead African - Chuma Nwokolo Jr.

Efuru - Flora Nwapa

Estrangement - Elechi Amadi

Everything Good Will Come - Sefi Atta

Eyo - Abidemi Sanusi

The Famished Road - Ben Okri

Forest Of Thousand Demons - D.O. Fagunwa

Goodbye Lucille - Segun Afolabi

Graceland - Chris Abani

I Do Not Come to You by Chance - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

I Saw the Sky Catch Fire - T. Obinkaram Echewa

Idu - Flora Nwapa

The Forest of God - Gabriel A. Ajadi

Imagine This - Sade Adeniran

In Dependence - Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Innocent Victims - Abubakar Gimba

Iska - Cyprian Ekwensi

Jagua Nana - Cyprian Ekwensi

Just Before Dawn - Kole Omotoso

Kolera Kolej - Femi Osofisan

Lemona’s Tale - Ken Saro-Wiwa

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts - Amos Tutuola

The New Bride - Buchi Emecheta

No Longer at Ease - Chinua Achebe

Not With Silver - Simi Bedford

Oil On Window - Helon Habila

On Black Sisters’ Street - Chika Unigwe

Onaedo: The Blacksmith’s Daughter - Ngozi Achebe

One Man, One Matchet - T.M. Aluko

Open City - Teju Cole

People of the City - Cyprian Ekwensi

Roses And Bullets - Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

Second-Class Citizen - Buchi Emecheta

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives - Lola Shoneyin

Sozaboy - Ken Saro-Wiwa

A Squatter’s Tale - Ike Oguine

Sterile Sky - E.E. Sule

The Stillborn - Zaynab Alkali

Sunset At Dawn - Chukwuemeka Ike

The Abyssinian Boy - Onyeka Nwelue

The Activist - Tanure Ojaide

The Fourth World - Ifeoma Okoye

The Last Duty - Isidare Okpewho

The Last of The Strong Ones - Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

The New Man - Femi Ademiluyi

The Potter’s Wheel - Chukwuemeka Ike

The Return of Ikenga - Chukwuemeka Ohuka

The Second Chance - Nyengi Koin

The Shadow Speaker - Nnedi Okorafor

The Spider King’s Daughter - Chibundu Onuzo

The Street - Biyi Bandele

The Triumph of The Water Lily - Stella Ify Osammor

The Virtuous Woman - Zaynab Alkali

The Palm-Wine Drinkard - Amos Tutuola

Trail Of Sacrifice - Abubakar Gimba

Unbridled - Jude Dibia

Pajepolobi - Dr. Ruben Akano

The withering tongue - Mr. Nass

Basic studies in English - Dr. Jombadi

Waiting For an Angel - Helon Habila

Walking With Shadows - Jude Dibia

Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor

Yellow-Yellow - Kaine Agary

Zahrah The Windseeker - Nnedi Okorafor

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Fools Rush in - Bisi Abejo

Masters of the Board - Abani Christopher

Lift to the stars - Bisi Abejo

True Love - Bisi Abejo

Love at First Flight - Bisi Abejo

Love in the Pot-Pourri - Adebayo O. O. Abdul-Ganiyu

Labulabu Mask - Adetokunbo Abiola

The Homogeneous Republic - Moses Abwa

Don't Attend My Wedding - Olalekan Adebanjo

The Birthday Party - Segun Adebanjo

Once Upon a Village - Augustus Adebayo

The Brother - Adebiyi, T. A. Bayo

Symphony of Destruction - Sunday D. Adebomi

Web of Love - Bayo Adeleke

Victims of Love - Paul Agu

The Irony of Our Time - Monday K. Agienoji

Broken Graduate - Ezenwa Agburum

Fools Paradise - Jideofor Adibe

Adorable at Sight, Or, Africaman's Love - Tunji Adeyemi

Glittering Fragment - Sam A. Adewoye

The Betrayer Sam A. Adewoye

Love on the Rebounce - Tola Adenle

The Flag Bearer - Tunde Adeniran

The Year - Tolu Ajayi

Abiku - Goke Ajiboye

It's You or Never - Ike Ajogu

Victim of Love - Ike Ajogu

Love Trials of Edga - Ike Ajogu

The Midday Darkness - S.M.O. Aka

The Ancestor - Etim Akuduh

Teardrops at Sunset - Richard Akoji

The Wooden Gong - Ntieyong Udo Akpan

victory - Hauwa Ali

Mark of the Cobra - Valentine Alily

The Stillborn - Zaynab Alkali

Chief the Honourable Minister - T. M. Aluko

The Slave - Elechi Amadi

Devil at the Wheel - Chire Nongu Andrew

The Anonymity of Sacrifice - I.N.C. Aniebo

The Journey Within I.N.C. Aniebo

Shameful Sacrifice - Richard Anieke

Agony of a Patriot - A.P. Anyebe

Lagos Na Waa, I Swear - E. Apolo

Always a Loser - Lekan Are

Challenge of the Barons - Lekan Are

Kill Me Gently - Abu Aremu

Director! - Agbo Areo

A Paradise for the Masses - Agbo Areo

Who's to Blame - Mac Morgan Asemota

She Died Yesterday - Hansen Ayoola


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