Maja-Pearce’s ‘The House My Father Built’ reviewed on Wawa Book Review

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Maja-Pearce’s ‘The House My Father Built’ reviewed on Wawa Book Review

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“Our lives are stories that require courage to be told. The House My Father Built is one of such stories. The book is a memoir whose humour is at brilliant par with its sarcasm, wit and satire. It is about the author’s fight, through the challenges of being Nigerian and living in Nigeria, to take possession of what is his. The House My Father Built carefully stings into consciousness memories of Nigeria in the ‘90s. The political, economic and social milieu of that period is brought into sharp focus, and what living through it meant for the average Nigerian is presented from a detached point of view and from the standpoint of having experienced it directly.”

Please go here to read the rest of the review.

Wawa Book Review is dedicated to reviewing books from African publishers.

One Response

  1. I finished it four days ago. Beautiful, flowing prose. Prince, the main character (so to say), got what he deserved.

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