Welcome to another week and we have another exciting read to share with you.
This week’s recommended read is ‘Welcome to Lagos’ by Nigerian author, Chibundu Onuzo. It’s a funny, interesting and thrilling book that will help you pass the time and satisfy your reading cravings.
The synopsis goes like this:
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 group 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 yet abusive husband.
Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited story about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption in contemporary Nigeria. Full of humor and heart, it paints a provocative portrait of today’s Nigeria (and Africa as a whole) introducing to us an extraordinary young writer.