Chibundu Onuzo With Welcome to Lagos

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

“Welcome to Lagos is a love song to the city, its tone shifting from passionate to mournful depending on the singer and the moment. . . . This is a nuanced, funny, and beautifully written novel.” 
―Times Literary Supplement

“Onuzo’s writing is witty, humane and imaginative, and she describes her native city so that you can almost see it.” 
―The Times (London)

Nigerian-born authors Chibundu Onuzo and Chika Unigwe discuss Chibundo's American-debut novel WELCOME TO LAGOS.

Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. Full of humor and heart, it offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer. When the army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yẹmi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria's education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. 


Chibundu Onuzo was born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied history at King’s College London and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history at the same institution. Her short stories have been commissioned by BBC Radio and she writes for The Guardian, with a special interest in Nigeria.

Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian writer who now lives in the United States. She is the author of four novels, as well as numerous short stories and essays.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.

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Published: Catapult - May 1st, 2018

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