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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At a point, the POVs switch to the males in the stories, but the message remains the same: Lagos men take stupidly selfish decisions regarding love and sex. The thrills and suspense, especially the cliff hanger endings of some of the stories had me putting the book away every now and then just so I can chew on what I just read. Beautiful to note is the simplicity of the language in the book, which makes it an easy read for anyone. Almost two years later, Ugochukwu Ugonna’s ‘Who Drove Nearly All the Men in Lagos Mad’ hits the market. There's a story of a young lady who tries to find her oyibo soulmate on the streets of Lagos; another of a pastor's wife who defends her husband from an allegation of adultery; a wife takes a knife to her husband's penis; a night of lust between a rising musician and his Instagram baddie takes an unexpected turn.

A compelling read, but it gets two stars less from me: one for the use of "Nigerian English", and a second for a thoroughly misleading book title. Worthy of note is that the lady in the story is another exception to women possessing these madness-propelling characters. Her keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of Lagosian culture, combined with his clever wordplay, ensures that every page delivers a punchline. 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.

So, it is not surprising when a man dates a woman for years, treating her as his one and only, while being secretly married to a woman he respects enough to keep away from his concubine. Kuku delivers right up to the end with a story that seems set apart from the rest of the collection because there isn’t any humor, which carries the bulk of these stories.

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. Women in different chapters had to deal with objectification, oversexualization, condemnation, rape, second guessing of themselves. So grab a copy, sit back, and prepare for a riotous journey through the madcap world of Lagosian men. While the story was written in a way to shine the light of blame on Nancy for leaving her faithful boyfriend for a life of extravagance being with Femi provided her, Femi shouldn’t come out unscathed. Please note, we cannot guarantee these will be safe from any damage that may occur on their journey to you.The men in this book are liars, cheats, scammers, and largely undeserving of the women in their lives. Before picking up this book, I'd already known that Lagos men are really not okay in the head 😂 These stories (fictional, yes yes, I know) just confirm that.

Even the story featuring gay men follows the same pattern: man and woman fall in 'like' and enter what the woman thinks is a monogamous relationship. All in all, captivating read, very Nigerian, and funny in some places, also very sad if you're the sort to think about it.An example is when Kenny’s mother in ‘Swiped Right’ speaks ill of Bella for being on Tinder but thinks that it is men being men when Kenny brings it up that his cousin must have been on Tinder to have met her there.

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