At some point in our lives, we all need someone to cheer us up or something to remind us of the good old days and the things we did that made our childhood so interesting.

So when you’re having a bad day, I suggest you sit down, relax, and think about the good old days when there were no great hardships, when life wasn’t all that good but worth the stress, when kids loved going to school and loved reading their textbooks, novels, and other storybooks.

Can you remember your childhood in the 80s and 90s when you attended primary and secondary school? If so, what books did you read back then and how well do you remember them?

Well, chances are that some of us have forgotten those books because it was so long ago.

To help you remember what your good old days were like, and to give you that feeling that will definitely put a smile on your face, I have compiled some old books to help you reminisce.

The indomie generation may not have a clue about these.

Check them out below.

1. Chike and the River

2. This book was one of my best back then.

3. The Lion and the Jewel

4. A masterpiece from Woke Soyinka

5. The Joys of Motherhood.

6. Things Fall Apart

7. This book made me cry

8. How many of you understood mathematics with this? It was my worse nightmare.

9. Tales by Moonlight

10. Malam Gandoki

11. Alawiye

12. This was given to me as a price for being the best student back then.

13. Back to School.

14. Without a silver spoon

15. Ali is a boy, Simbi is a girl

16. I really enjoyed reading this book back then.

17. Sugar Girl



26. Mother’s choice


31. Owie the flute player

Wow. This story really resonated with me because I remember every line like it was yesterday.

Owie was a good flute player, but he had to fake his death to see if his people could get along without him.

The length of the story is that it didn’t end well because he was replaced by another wonderful player.

Moral: Never let pride get in the way, use your gift to serve even if you are not appreciated, and you will be great one day.