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Prince of Monkeys - Nnamdi Ehirim
Prince of Monkeys
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A provocative debut novel by a brilliant young Nigerian writer, tackling politics, class, spirituality, and power as a group of friends come of age in Lagos Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends discovering Lagos... show more
A provocative debut novel by a brilliant young Nigerian writer, tackling politics, class, spirituality, and power as a group of friends come of age in Lagos

Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends discovering Lagos together as teenagers with differing opinions of everything from film to football, Fela Kuti to spirituality, sex to politics. They remain close-knit until tragedy unfolds during an anti-government riot.

Exiled from Lagos by his concerned mother, Ihechi moves in with his uncle’s family, where he struggles to find himself outside his former circle of friends. Ihechi eventually finds success by leveraging his connection with a notorious prostitution linchpin and political heavyweight, earning favor among the ruling elite.

But just as Ihechi is about to make his final ascent into the elite political class, he reunites with his childhood friends and experiences a crisis of conscience that forces him to question his world, his motives, and whom he should become. Nnamdi Ehirim's debut novel, Prince of Monkeys, is a lyrical, meditative observation of Nigerian life, religion, and politics at the end of the twentieth century.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781640091672 (164009167X)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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1.5 Prince of Monkeys by Nnamdi Ehirim
'Prince of Monkeys' follows Ihechi and a group of his friends as they grow up in Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980s and 90s. The work encompasses the trials of growing up, arguing with friends, falling in love for the first time backed by a growing awareness of the political and cultural turmoil of Nigeria...
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