Pub Date November 5th 2019

On Ajayi Crowther Street

by Elnathan John & Alaba Onajin




Book Description


On the noisy Ajayi Crowther Street in Lagos, neighbours gather to gossip, discuss noise complaints, and faithfully head to church each Sunday. But beneath the surface lies a hidden world of clandestine love affairs, hidden pregnancy, spiritual quackery and hypocrisy, that threatens to destroy the community from within.

On Ajayi Crowther Street peels back the curtains on the lives of Reverend Akpoborie and his family, to reveal a tumultuous world full of secrets and lies. His only son, Godstime, is struggling to hide his sexuality from his parents whilst his daughter Keturah must hide the truth of her pregnancy by her pastor boyfriend to preserve her and her family’s image. But it is the Reverend himself who hides the darkest secret of them all, as his wondering eye lands on Kyauta, their young live-in maid.


About the Author


Elnathan John

Elnathan John is one of Nigeria’s most well-known contemporary satirists. He has twice been shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing (2013 & 2015). His writing has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review and Chimurenga’s The Chronic. His debut novel, Born on a Tuesday, won the Betty Trask Award 2017. He is one of the judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.

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Alaba Onajin is a published Freelance Cartoonist and Illustrator, currently based in Ondo, Nigeria. His work includes Anike Eleko, a children’s comic book on girls’ education and other art collaborations with UNESCO on the Role of Women in African History Project.

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