Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

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Product Details
Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593314470

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About the Author
WOLE SOYINKA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1934, he is an author, playwright, poet, and political activist whose prolific body of work includes The Interpret­ers, his debut novel that was published in 1965, and Death and the King's Horseman, a play that was first performed in 1976. So­yinka was twice jailed in Nigeria for his crit­icism of the Nigerian government, and he destroyed his U.S. Green Card in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
Reviews
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR - ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S MUST READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR - ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"Though his work has spanned multiple genres--poetry, plays, memoirs and essays--[Soyinka's] new novel manages to chart fresh territory. . . . Chronicles combines elements of a murder mystery, a searing political satire and an Alice in Wonderland-like modern allegory of power and deceit."
--Los Angeles Times

"It is Soyinka's greatest novel, his revenge against the insanities of the nation's ruling class and one of the most shocking chronicles of an African nation in the 21st century. It ought to be widely read."
--Ben Okri, The Guardian

"A biting satire that looks at corruption in an imaginary contemporary Nigeria, Chronicles is also an intriguing and droll whodunit. . . . A brilliant story that takes on politics, class, corruption, and religion from the very first chapters. It highlights Soyinka's lush, elegant language."
--Publishers Weekly