On Ajayi Crowther Street

On Ajayi Crowther Street

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  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.


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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.

He does sound quite glad to have left the friend zone. He is so loud I almost think he is faking it. https://t.co/tosfBX5DnR

Naira Marley/Pastor Chris Cell.

NM: Party where person no even smoke loud.
PC: Skribabalegoroskoruba! Why smoke?
NM: I want rhapsody of realities
PC: Young man that’s rude
NM: I don av mannaz. Na that 5G
PC: Look when I release Rhema, even Satan bows
NM: bow this cell first na https://t.co/vR9fxbu7LB

It is not a positive thing that Europeans and Americans seem to now be valuing immigrants especially those who are health professionals. Until “foreigners” and “immigrants” don’t need to be exceptional or have life saving skills to be treated with dignity, nothing has changed.

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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Rachel 💫 @RachelEyo_
Read this in one sitting and had a good laugh! 😂 I actually need more comic strip kinda books! Someone said it’s the best book they’ve read this year.
Well done @elnathan_john ,and @Alabaonajin these illustrations were too lovely! ♥️
Currently recording my review for this! https://t.co/OgGJj9XqPI

Wes Anderson's French Dispatch poster, trailer tomorrow. This feels so much like a Tintin book
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