This September (2017), The Sunshine Book Club will be reading the ‘Diaries Of A Dead African’ by Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.
Here’s a breakdown of the books synopsis:
Diaries of a Dead African is a merciless comedy that explores the life-threatening situations of three protagonists, the farmer Meme Jumai and his two sons – Abel (failed writer) and Calamatus (aspiring conman).
Meme’s wife has left him with the bulk of his barn. He has a few tubers to last until harvest. Can he stretch it? Will his friends and relatives help out? Calamatus’ break has finally come after an apprenticeship to a con-artist. Can he survive wealth as readily as he did, poverty? Finally Abel’s manuscripts are attracting attention, but not, as he discovers, for their literary value… his fondest dreams were on the verge of realisation, yet his father had died at 50 and his brother at 25. How to outlive them both, without fleeing the very opportunities he had craved all his life…
Nwokolo published his first novel ‘The Extortionist’ in 1983. He has written several novels, short stories and poems since then. He is the author of The Ghost of Sani Abacha (2012) and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Volumes 1 (2013).
Heads up: Our meet-ups have been moved to the first Saturday of the month. We’ll be discussing the book on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Quintessence Ltd, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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15 Nov 2017