Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

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"When the 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 scandel 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 are Fineboy, a fighter with a rebel group, desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a radio DJ; Isoken, a sixteen-year-old girl whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels; and the beautiful Oma, escaping a wealthy, abusive husband. Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. Full of humor and heart, it offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer." --Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2018.
ISBN: 9781936787807
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm


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If politics makes strange bedfellows, then corrupt governments & civil strife make unlikely families. A brisk story of a motley band of refugees in their own city. Chike, the defacto leader of a self-made family including a wannabe DJ, a hardworking junior military officer, a teen yearning f... Read More »

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