July 2022

A razor-sharp collection examining all that is broken; and the few things that work in a country controlled by cows, herders, and thieving officials.


Ngozi brings us Nigeria, in all her glory, her corruption, her danger and her joy: a thrilling, caustic and no-holds-barred collection by a well-known author. “Our skulls are in museums / And our skeletons in galleries / Our heritage is pain / And their inheritance, gain / Spare Africa, oh disaster.” (from “Spare Africa”). Ngozi calls out the priest, the bomber, the infidel, the political leader, the herdsman; she praises the teacher, the widow, and the downtrodden who are determined, somehow, to survive. Do not come looking for cheerful rhymes, but to learn, and share her fury.