Chibundu Onuzo, Welcome to Lagos

Join us on Monday, May 21st
at 6 pm
for a reading by

Chibundu Onuzo
author of

Welcome to Lagos

Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Nigerian Professionals


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.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chibundu Onuzo was born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied History at King's College London and is currently pursuing a PhD in History at the same institution. Her short stories have been commissioned by BBC Radio and she writes for the Guardian, with a special interest in Nigeria.
Event date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
130 S. 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Welcome to Lagos Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781936787807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - May 1st, 2018

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