The Extinction of Menai

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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Ohio University Press
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780821422984
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About the Author

Chuma Nwokolo's books include The Extortionist, Dangerous Inheritance, African Tales at Jailpoint, One More Tale for the Road, Diaries of a Dead African, The Ghost of Sani Abacha, and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories (1 & 2) He has published two poetry collections, Memories of Stone and The Final Testament of a Minor God. His stories have appeared in the London Review of Books, La Internazionale, AGNI, and elsewhere. A lawyer by trade, he founded the Bribecode good governance campaign.

Reviews

"Twins separated at birth discover their true identities and a spiritual leader pursues the ancestral homeland of his 'dying nation' in this poignant, thrilling, and funny novel....Nwokolo manages to brilliantly distill his branching plot into a singular portrayal of a threatened culture."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"As if anticipating 2019 as the year for language rights, The Extinction of Menai by Chuma Nwokolo arrived in our bookstores and shelves not just as a novel but a cultural bible that demonstrates how language and culture are inseparable, how a viable culture and language could gradually become extinct....In [contrast] to many academic writings telling about culture and language extinction, [Nwokolo] does not tell us, he shows us how languages and cultural extinction are not inseparable from human actions and inaction."--Adaobi Nkeokelonye, Fiction and Development