Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

ISBN
9780571268955
Published
03/08/2017
9780571268955
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

Shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2018

Five runaways ride the bus from Bayelsa to a better life in a megacity.

They are unlikely allies -- a private, a housewife, an officer, a militant and a young girl. They share a need for escape and a dream for the future.

Soon, they will also share a burden none of them expected, but for now, the five sit quietly with their hopes, as the billboards fly past and shout: Welcome to Lagos.

Shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2018Five runaways ride the bus from Bayelsa to a better life in a megacity.They are unlikely allies -- a private, a housewife, an officer, a militant and a young girl. They share a need for escape and a dream for the future. Soon, they will also share a burden none of them expected, but for now, the five sit quietly with their hopes, as the billboards fly past and shout: Welcome to Lagos.
  • Chibundu Onuzo

    Chibundu Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991 and is the youngest of four children. She is currently studying History at Kings College, London. When not writing, Chibundu can be found playing the piano or singing.

“An entertaining and funny picture of Lagos life.”
- Guardian
“A fine novel . . . worlds – rich and poor, urban and rural, privileged and powerless, Muslim and Christian, Igbo and Yoruba – collide to spectacular effect as their paths cross and power shifts hands in surprising and unexpected ways, and then does so again, and again.”
- Economist

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