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somber city

ByRotimi Ogunjobi

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Somber City is an evocative novel of the promise, expectation, and disenchantment of life in contemporary Nigeria, in a dismal perspective of its most populous city, Lagos. The novel illuminates, through a mix of fact and fiction, a seminal moment in modern history: Nigeria's fervent passage through a period of immense oil wealth in the 1970s to a sudden descent into a cataclysmal debt trap in the early 1980s. This chaotic period, captured within the city of Lagos, is experienced alongside the protagonist Femi Falashe, a young engineer seeking to get his life back in track after a sudden job loss, as well as five other unforgettable characters

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Publication Date
Nov 11, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9789785341041
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Rotimi Ogunjobi

Specifications

Pages
376
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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