There’s no doubt that reading can often be a “colorful” experience. At Off the Shelf, we’ve taken this literally by creating our own reading rainbow filled with books whose titles include a spectrum of colors. Among our favorite color-filled reads, experience a “red” story collection, some “yellow” historical fiction, and the story of a girl with an “indigo” name.
The Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s is brought to life through the voices of five unforgettable characters. Among them is Ugwu, a houseboy who comes to his master a naive child and ends the novel a wary ex-soldier. As war drags on and the differences between Ugwu and the once-privileged family he serves shrink, their shared, raw humanity is all that remains.