I just read @chibundu.onuzo Welcome to Lagos and here is my review **
“Welcome to Lagos” has done more than what @chibundu.onuzo would probably have intended – painting Lagos through the lives of two ex-soldiers, Oma, Isoken and Fineboy (the fun-boy) and a passionate young journalist who later finds love under a veil over his pen and paper.
Onuzo, like every griot has given non-Lagosians and even current residents a fresh image of Lagos, with the million stories tied to its bridges, roads, uncompleted storeys buildings and wherever life throws you.
As part of narrative style, she leaves her readers with questions, and gives us imageries of beggars, hustlers and gawkers which Lagos gives us daily in 3D.
The novel captures the contemporary Nigerian society, its endless tales of corruption, embezzlement and the gimmicks of avaricious politricksters.
I enjoyed Onuzo’s use of language and most brilliantly for a second novel, her plot-twist towards the denouncement which left us feeling (for those who have one) for Chief Sandayo. She speaks of us, now and a better tomorrow.
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