Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth
A narrative tour de force, “Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth” is a great and unputdownable read from start to finish.”
After decades of jousting with the powers that be and living to tell the tale, Wole Soyinka has returned to his roots: storytelling. And thought it’s been nearly 40 years after his last work of prose fiction, Wole Soyinka proves with this novel that he has lost none of his story-telling chops!
A narrative tour de force, this novel has got everything— friendship and betrayal; faith and treachery; hope and cynicism; murder; mayhem and no shortage of drama, all set against the backdrop of contemporary Nigeria. As you would expect from Soyinka’s work, it’s got plenty of colorful characters, profound insights, witty commentary, and the most elegant language! “Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth” is a great and unputdownable read from start to finish.”