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Welcome to Lagos: A Novel
by Chibundu Onuzo

    Publication Date: May 01, 2018
    List Price: $26.00
    Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781936787807
    Imprint: Catapult
    Publisher: Catapult
    Parent Company: Catapult

    Hardcover Description:

    A provocative portrait of a rapidly-changing Nigeria by a “tremendous” young novelist who is “energizing the form.” (William Boyd, The Guardian)

    When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria’s education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. Among them is Fineboy, a fighter with a rebel group, desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a radio DJ; Isoken, a 16-year-old girl whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels; and the beautiful Oma, escaping a wealthy, abusive husband.

    Full of humor and heart, Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. It offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer.

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