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The Simpsons gets a taste of Nigerian literature

26 March 2015, 17:08

Lagos - Nigerian literature featured in the long-running animated comedy, 'The Simpsons', reports Pulse.ng

.In the episodeHomer is charged with looking after a Nigerian princess named Kemi.

As a token of Princess Kemi’s gratitude to the Simpsons for serving as her guide during a tour of Springfield, she gifts him with, as she describes it, some of Nigeria’s “most beloved, albeit depressing literature.”

The  animated comedy focuses on an eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state.

The four books selected by Kemi come from literary luminaries Ben Okri, Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

 The books include  Adichie’s 2009 short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, Okri’s Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road, Achebe’s seminal work Things Fall Apart and his essay collection Home and Exile.

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