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Welcome to Lagos

Author: Chibundu Onuzo
Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chibundu Onuzo
ISBN: 9781936787807 1936787806 1936787814 9781936787814
OCLC Number: 1032261693
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Faber & Faber.
Description: 293 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Chibundu Onuzo.

Abstract:

"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."--Jacket.
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