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26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of autocracy, delivered with wit and insight by one of Africa's most incisive writers... ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published 2012 by County Books
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Dani
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When other people in my office started raving about this book I was slow to start reading it and once I started I couldn't stop. I couldn't stop reading Gluttony - a story about what happens when a hungry town, a self-righteous pastor and a beached whale meet. ...more
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sami Tunji
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
One thing I have observed while reading any of Chuma Nwokolo's stories is that he often leads me through a pulchritudinous process of simultaneously laughing and learning. The wits with which he writes often generate the laughter. The learning process may not be moralistic; sometimes, it's simply intellectual. It is this process of both laughing and learning that I experienced again while reading his The Ghost of Sani Abacha.

This is a collection of twenty-six short stories that exploit the intr
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Nana Fredua-Agyeman
Sometimes we look so long at a thing that we lose focus of the other beautiful things that surround us. Those unable to bear our absolute and inimical neglect drop out and disappear from the stage, their works waiting to be exhumed by a careful reader. They assume posthumous importance and their works suddenly appear on several reading lists - personal or academic. The fate of many a writer has so been determined.

Fortunately, Chuma Nwokolo's fate will not follow this posthumous line. His is a fr
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The author has successfully told each story in the 'voice' of a different person and when all the 'voices' are combined they give the reader a good overall view of African life, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.

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Marianna the Booklover
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent short stories collection. I had no idea what to expect, and I don't normally read short stories, but I was sucked into this world right from the beginning. I laughed, I bit my nails, I was surprised, angry, sad, shocked, moved - Nwokolo managed to evoke all sorts of emotions with his stories of Nigerians, men and women, young and old, rich and poor. This book provides a great insight into the Nigerian mind and culture. Plus, it's written in an elegant prose that reads very s ...more
Ehae
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the fact that the stories didn't always have an end. It was more about what it meant and the feelings that came out in the moment. And there were so many- across the different protagonists and landscapes. It was a glorious exploration of many voices, and I loved it. ...more
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