Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo audiobook

Welcome to Lagos: A Novel

By Chibundu Onuzo
Read by Robin Miles

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665136037

  • ISBN: 9781665136013

  • ISBN: 9781665136020

Runtime: 9.43 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tangy Ocean’s Eleven–esque escapade that exposes class and ethnic divides in the country even as it manages to mock the West for its colonial gaze toward the African continent as a whole. Full of nuance, the story spares no one as it careens toward its satisfying finale.” Booklist (starred review)
“Onuzo’s novel is at once a Robin Hood tale and a cross section of Nigerian society…She avoids grand defining statements about Lagos, smartly letting the predicaments of each character show how the city’s lawlessness runs parallel to its bustle.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Chibundu Onuzo

Author Bio: Chibundu Onuzo

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English