Every Day is for the Thief is an account of a Nigerian in the diaspora who returns home after many years abroad. The book gains its strength as much from its subject matter (contemporary Lagosian life as experienced y a visiting former resident) as from its prose style (reminiscent of John Berger and J.M. Coetzee). His subtle and nuanced prose explores themes as diverse as the minor joys of daily Lagosian existence to the crudities of contemporary forms of corruption. His work is both a critique and a message of hope to a Nigeria rapidly in transformation.
- Price: N700
- ISBN: 978-978-08051-5-9
- Pages: 128
"Poetic, sensuous, searchingly honest and tragic in places, Every Day is for the Thief comes without judgement or bitterness; and will renew interest in the art of travel writing. Lagos breathes on every page. This is how to write about Africa." Molara Wood, Writer/Arts Journalist.
"This book transported me back to the Lagos of everyday - buzzy, crazy, funny, heartbreaking - and made me want to step back into it. This is a writer with natural flair and a promising future." Diana Evans, author of 26a
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