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Author Ehirim, Nnamdi, author.

Title Prince of monkeys : a novel / Nnamdi Ehirim.

Publication Info. Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  EHIRIM,NNA    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC EHIRIM,N    DUE 07-08-19
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC EHIRIM,N    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description 274 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends discovering Lagos together as teenagers with differing opinions of everything from film to football, Fela Kuti to spirituality, sex to politics. They remain close-knit until tragedy unfolds during an anti-government riot. Exiled from Lagos by his concerned mother, Ihechi moves in with his uncle's family, where he struggles to find himself outside his former circle of friends. Ihechi eventually finds success by leveraging his connection with a notorious prostitution linchpin and political heavyweight, earning favor among the ruling elite. But just as Ihechi is about to make his final ascent into the elite political class, he reunites with his childhood friends and experiences a crisis of conscience that forces him to question his world, his motives, and whom he should become.
Subject Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Social mobility -- Fiction.
Young men -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Corruption -- Fiction.
Nigeria -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
ISBN 9781640091672 (hardcover) $26.00
164009167X (hardcover) $26.00

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