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All is not well in the West African State of Niagra. The General---the Unique Miracle of the Century---has banned all but country and western music; a giant statue of Elvis desecrates the sacred Amuz Rock; street children are terrorized by the General's disposal units, and someone is conducting experiments on unwitting Evangelical Christians. In Xanadu, Bob Marley, the sig ...more
Published August 22nd 2006 by Thomas Dunne Books
(first published 2005)
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i recommend this book to everyone! its hilarious and reads like a eulogy to all our heroes fallen under the curse of politics/dictatorship (r. ouko, ken saro wiwa, sankara etc). the ruler of niagra could very well be a combination of a number of african dictators- amin, abacha, mobutu etc. The thing i liked most about this book is that it intersperses fact with fiction- hence sometimes you are not quite sure if events described happened in reality or is a figment of wilmot's imagination. that's ...more