Welcome to Lagos

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Pub Date 05 Jan 2017 | Archive Date 24 Jan 2017

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A powerful and provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria from a celebrated young novelist.

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.

Their arrival in the city coincides with the eruption of a political scandal. The education minister, Chief Sandayo, has disappeared and is suspected of stealing millions of dollars from government funds.

After an unexpected encounter with the Chief, Chike and his companions must make a choice. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is desperate for information. But perhaps the situation is more complex than it appears.

As moving as it is mesmerising, Welcome to Lagos is a novel about the power of our dreams for the future and the place of morality in a sometimes hostile world.
A powerful and provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria from a celebrated young novelist.

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave...

Advance Praise

'I loved the bittersweet tone of this novel, so wise and beautiful – and such a relief to see so many of those characters I came to feel for receive a positive outcome.'
Stephen Kelman, author of Pigeon English

'I loved the bittersweet tone of this novel, so wise and beautiful – and such a relief to see so many of those characters I came to feel for receive a positive outcome.'
Stephen Kelman, author of ...


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