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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

Soyinka, Wole

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Publisher Price: $18.00

ISBN10: 0593314476
ISBN13: 9780593314470
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Aug 2 2022
Pages: 464
Weight: 0.75
Height: 0.50 Width: 5.00 Depth: 7.60
Language: English
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR - The first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature gives us a tour de force, combining elements of a murder mystery, a searing political satire and an Alice in Wonderland-like modern allegory of power and deceit (Los Angeles Times).

In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menka's hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with his oldest college friend, bon viveur, star engineer, and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payne. The life of every party, Duyole is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations in New York, but it now seems that someone is deter­mined that he not make it there. And neither Dr. Menka nor Duyole knows why, or how close the enemy is, or how powerful.

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth is at once a literary hoot, a crafty whodunit, and a scathing indictment of political and social corrup­tion. It is a stirring call to arms against the abuse of power from one of our fiercest political activists, who also happens to be a global literary giant.

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