A provocative portrait of a rapidly-changing Nigeria by a “tremendous” young novelist who is “energizing the form.” (William Boyd, The Guardian)
When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels towards Lagos, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria’s education minister, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. 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.