*** Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Welcome To Lagos features a couple of ex-soldiers, a woman fleeing her abusive husband, and an orphan who find themselves challenging the corrupt Minister of Education

I loved everything about the story: the madcap storyline (not so madcap as to be unbelievable!), the rich characters that are as surprising in their complex motive as the plot, the local color of stupefying inequality and corruption, and the not-happy ending.

This would be a good time to plug Americanah, another great story featuring Nigerian characters.

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