Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

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Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

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I also found it amusing how you can pretty much replace Lagos with Lilongwe and the message remains the same.

A collection of short stories, structured as case-studies, and a form of love letter in solidarity with the women who have survived romantic relationships with men in Lagos…. It takes two to tango and since there was a third party in the marriage, Lisa should have been pregnant if he was so ‘fertile. It starts with a dedication that reads: “To you, and all devoted people inundated by the all-too-familiar phrase ‘Men are scum’.So grab a copy, sit back, and prepare for a riotous journey through the madcap world of Lagosian men. Out of all the stories my favorite may be the Beard Gang or Sidelined only because of the craziness of the whole thing. So, if anyone can collate stories about the madness of the men, there deserves to be one revealing the madness of the women.

When it comes to relationships, you are lucky if you get a happy beginning and a not-so-terrible ending. Anyhow, it still involved the reader in the storyline and made me feel like I was listening to a story from a friend.It is a result of a culture of convoluted traditional ideals desperately seeking to find a place for itself in the global, "Western" cultural scene. The book shows us the type of men Lagos women encounter in the dating scene and how it usually ends.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will happily exchange or refund your items within 14 days of receipt, as long as it is sent back to us in its original condition, this includes original packaging. Somehow, the author made Emmanuel the victim of her act of wickedness of reporting him and subjecting him to public humiliation. Women in different chapters had to deal with objectification, oversexualization, condemnation, rape, second guessing of themselves. My favourites were International relations, A Lovers Vendetta, Side Lined, Independence Day and Beard Gang - something about its crudeness, factuality and engagement was hooking. When I first started this book, I saw a review that criticized the author's use of 'Nigerian English' and I thought the person was, well, silly.This book underscores with wit, humour, wisdom, and sensitivity the perils of trying to find lasting love and companionship in Africa’s craziest city that will prove universal and illuminating. Almost two years later, Ugochukwu Ugonna’s ‘Who Drove Nearly All the Men in Lagos Mad’ hits the market. Despite featuring a title that I suspect to be slightly sexist, the story exhibits none of the sexist prejudices that I imagined it would have, despite most of the folk I know who've read and enjoyed it so far being women.

I finished the first 4 stories and completely stopped on the 5th story because I didn't sign up for all that. The polygamous inclinations of African men are deeply explored in this book, as is their propensity to find logic in double-standards. The humor in the novel cannot be missed, in ‘That Weekend in August’, the author helps us to relive the 6 am warm water and salt bath broadcast that went around after the Ebola virus outbreak.

The dialogue is snappy and filled with witty banter, creating a lively rhythm that keeps the reader hooked. They are just a reminder of how morally decadent we have allowed ourselves to be; we wallow in a quagmire, splashing mud all around, without first wondering when solid ground became sinking sand.

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