In 2012, Chibundu Onuzo signed a 2-book deal with top UK-based publisher, Faber and Faber. The first book ‘Spider King’s Daughter’ came out in 2012 and since then, we have been waiting for her to release a new book of storytelling magic.
A few days ago on Instagram, Onuzo told her fans that her long-awaited novel Welcome to Lagos had been set for a January 2017 release, in addition to revealing the cover. Apart from the fact that we love books, we are obsessed with art and yes art-inspired book covers too.
This book cover was designed by artist and illustrator Bill Bragg, a high profile artist who has done cover designs for the Folio Society. The design is so authentic. Now, we can’t wait for the book release in 2017. Enjoy this synopsis of the book.
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.
[The kindle version of the book is available for preorder HERE.]
Source: Brittle Paper