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Fine Boys (Classic Edition)

Fine Boys (Classic Edition)

Synopsis

Warri, October 1992: Seething with idleness and nonchalance, sick of watching his parents fight, 16-year-old Ewaen is waiting for university to begin, waiting for something to happen. Months later, Ewaen and friends are finally enrolled as freshmen at the University of Benin. Their routine now consists of hanging out in a parking lot trading jibes, chasing girls and sex, and learning to manage the staff strikes and crumbling infrastructure. But Nigerian campuses in the 1990s can be dangerous places, too. Violent confraternities stake territories and stalk for new recruits. An incident of petty crime snowballs into tragedy…

Fine Boys is Eghosa Imasuen’s second novel. In the witty, colloquial style fast becoming his trademark, Imasuen presents everyday Nigerian life against the backdrop of the pro-democracy riots of the 1980s and ’90s, the lost hopes of June 12th, and the terror of the Abacha years. Indeed Fine Boys is a chronicle of not just a time in Nigeria, but its post-Biafran generation.

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2000

About the author(s)

A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979, and lives in Lagos. He is a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. His short story collection, Love is Power, Or Something Like That, was published in 2013. In 2014 he was named on the Afrrica39 list of sub-Saharan African writers under 40. Blackass is his first novel.

Abdulrashid Mohammed

Abraham Oshoko

Abraham Oshoko is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer. He believes that there are untapped creative resources in the ancient and contemporary history of Africa, and he hopes to showcase as many of these as possible in graphic novel formats for a global audience. Abraham Oshoko is a non-partisan author who writes from the public gallery on the socio-political situation of his country, Nigeria. He lives in Lagos with his wife and daughter. The June 12 graphic novels are his first set of published works.

Adanna Adeleke

Adaora Nwankwo

About the author(s)