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Soyinka, Wole,(author.).

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library SOYINKA 34510011198890 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593320167
  • Physical Description: 444 pages; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2021.

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  • Baker & Taylor
    "A towering figure in world literature gives us a tour de force, his first novel in nearly one-half century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking, fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation. ("You don't see things the same way when you encounter a voice like that."-Toni Morrison) In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menka's hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with hisoldest college friend, bon viveur, star engineer, and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payne-the life of every party- who is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations in New York. It now seems that someone is determined that he not make it there. Neither Dr. Menka nor Duyole knows why, or how close the enemy is, how powerful. Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth is at once a literary hoot, a crafty whodunit, and a scathing indictment of Nigeria's political elite. It is a stirring call to arms against the abuse of power from one of that country's fiercest political activists, who just happens to be a global literary giant"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    Duyole Pitan-Payne realizes that someone is trying to stop him from assuming a prestigious job in the United Nations after discovering that a wily entrepreneur is stealing body parts from a Nigerian hospital for use in rituals.
  • Random House, Inc.
    <b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR &bull;&#160;The first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature gives us a tour de force, his first novel in nearly half a century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation.</b><br> &#160;<br> In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menka's hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with his oldest college friend, bon viveur, star engineer, and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payne. The life of every party, Duyole is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations in New York, but it now seems that someone is deter&shy;mined that he not make it there. And neither Dr. Menka nor Duyole knows why, or how close the enemy is, or how powerful.<br> &#160;<br> <i>Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth</i> is at once a literary hoot, a crafty whodunit, and a scathing indictment of political and social corrup&shy;tion. It is a stirring call to arms against the abuse of power from one of our fiercest political activists, who also happens to be a global literary giant.
Subject: Sale of organs, tissues, etc. > Nigeria > Fiction.
Abuse of administrative power > Nigeria > Fiction.
Nigeria > Fiction.

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