The Mechanics of Yenagoa

The Mechanics of Yenagoa

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This is Ebinimi’s story but it is about a lot more than him. It is an exploration of the dynamics between working-class people as they undertake a colourful tour of Yenagoa, one of Nigeria’s lesser-known cities, while using humour, sex, and music, as coping mechanisms for the everyday struggle.  

It is a modern classic tale of small lives navigating a big city. 

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AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 15, 2020

Ebinimi, star mechanic of Kalakala Street, is a man with a hapless knack for getting in and out of trouble. Some of his troubles are self-inflicted: like his recurring entanglements in love triangles; and his unauthorised joyriding of a customer’s car which sets off a chain of dire events involving drugs, crooked politicians, and assassins. Other troubles are caused by the panorama of characters in his life, like his sister and her dysfunctional domestic situation; the three other mechanics he employs; and the money-loving preacher who has all but taken over his home. 

The story is fast-paced with surprising twists and a captivating plot – a Dickenesque page-turner. This is Ebinimi’s story but it is about a lot more than him. It is an exploration of the dynamics between working-class people as they undertake a colourful tour of Yenagoa, one of Nigeria’s lesser-known cities, while using humour, sex, and music, as coping mechanisms for the everyday struggle.  

It is a modern classic tale of small lives navigating a big city. 

Additional information

Author

Michael Afenfia

Publishers

Masobe

Cover

Paperback

1 review for The Mechanics of Yenagoa

  1. 5 out of 5

    Akintunde Akinsola (verified owner)

    To be honest, what attracted me to this book wasn’t the reviews I had read about it but its nicely done graphics designed cover.
    Having read the book, I clap at the wit, grit and the centre stage that money, betrayal and greed take in our communities, portrayed superbly in this book.
    Ebinimi’s story is no different or unimaginable to be true. It is an African man’s story of trying to keep up with his fast paced life of sex, relationship, religion, loyalty, family, work and the rope that holds them altogether- money.
    You only begin to wonder how much trouble a man can get into before he is truly called a man. Michael Afenifa’s work is all of funny, thrilling and suspense filled. It read like a real day to day life in a typical growing Nigerian city.


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