Welcome to Lagos (Chibundu Onuzo)

“Bravery was to dash out of the bomb shelter and grab the child left crying on the veranda.  Courage was to go to the stream the day after a bomb had scattered your friend on that path because water must be fetched to sustain the life that was left.  Everyone saw bravery but courage was in secret.”

“Bravery was to dash out of the bomb shelter and grab the child left crying on the veranda.  Courage was to go to the stream the day after a bomb had scattered your friend on that path because water must be fetched to sustain the life that was left.  Everyone saw bravery but courage was in secret.”

Nigeria / 2017

"Deep in the Niger Delta, officer Chike Ameobi deserts the army and sets out on the road to Lagos. He is soon joined by a wayward private, a naive militant, a vulnerable young woman and a runaway middle-class wife. The shared goals of this unlikely group: freedom and new life.

As they strive to find their places in the city, they become embroiled in a political scandal. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is determined to report the truth. Yet government minister Chief Sandayo will do anything to maintain his position. Trapped between the two, they are forced to make a life-changing decision.

Full of shimmering detail, Welcome to Lagos is a stunning portrayal of an extraordinary city, and of seven lives that intersect in a breathless story of courage and survival. Chibundu Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991 in Lagos. She is a History graduate from King's College London " – GoodReads

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