Sunday, June 4, 2017
"Tarantino Has Landed in Lagos"
Tarantino Has Landed in Lagos
A picturesque Nigerian crime novel on Africa's largest megacity is as cinematic as the thrilling movies of Quentin Tarantino. The author, Leye Adenle's first novel, "Lagos Lady" won the 2016 Prix Marianne prize.
"Fast and furious, told from a kaleidoscope of different points of view, it's a rollercoaster ride through a world of extremes, where everything is up for grabs." -The Guardian.
"Gritty, gripping, and hard to put down, Easy Motion Tourist delves into the dark side of Lagos, with a narrative structure that feels fresh and an incredibly immersive atmosphere. A welcome twist on the contemporary thriller."
-The Crime Review.
Leye Adenle's Easy Motion Tourist is a compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos, featuring Guy Collins, a British hack who stumbles into the murky underworld of the city. A woman's mutilated body is discarded outside a club near one of the main hotels in Victoria Island. The police pick up Collins, a bystander, as a potential suspect. After experiencing the unpleasant realities of a Nigerian police cell, he is rescued by Amaka, a guardian angel of Lagos working girls. As Collins discovers more of the darker aspects of what makes Lagos tickincluding the clandestine trade in organshe also slowly falls for Amaka.
"Easy Motion Tourist" pulsates with the rhythms of Lagos and entertains from beginning to end.
About the Author
Leye Adenle has written a number of short stories and flash fiction pieces. He has appeared on stage in London in plays including Ola Rotimi's Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again. Leye comes from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. He lives in London.
People who bought Easy Motion Tourist on Amazon, also bought LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity ((Volume 1)
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Another crime thriller on Lagos city, Conspiracy of Lagos by Bisi Daniels.