Introduced by Chibundu Onuzo
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the cover of my next novel out in January 2017, Welcome to Lagos!!! It was designed by the uber talented Bill Bragg.
Blurb from Faber:
‘Deep in the Niger Delta, officer Chike Ameobi deserts the army and sets out on the road to Lagos. He is soon joined by a wayward private, a naive militant, a vulnerable young woman and a runaway middle-class wife. The shared goals of this unlikely group: freedom and new life.
As they strive to find their places in the city, they become embroiled in a political scandal. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is determined to report the truth. Yet government minister Chief Sandayo will do anything to maintain his position. Trapped between the two, they are forced to make a life-changing decision.
Full of shimmering detail, Welcome to Lagos is a stunning portrayal of an extraordinary city, and of seven lives that intersect in a breathless story of courage and survival.’
In publishing, this version of the book is called a proof. This is the version that gets sent out to press for reviews, features and so on. It also gets sent to authors for blurbs.
Chibundu Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991. She signed a three-book deal with Faber & Faber when she was just age 19 years old and an undergraduate at King’s College London. Welcome to Lagos is her second novel. She was one of 39 writers aged under 40 selected to contribute to the Africa 39 anthology published by Hay Festival and Bloomsbury.