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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Almost two years later, Ugochukwu Ugonna’s ‘Who Drove Nearly All the Men in Lagos Mad’ hits the market. 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. Starr”, the author makes it known that the woman contributes nothing to the home as she follows her husband on all his tours and shows to ensure he doesn’t have baby mamas. The stories are good (at least the ones I read) and the title definitely catchy but the fact that I wasn't warned about its sexual graphic/descriptive content still my biggest issue.

The forever downtrodden and humiliated wives/girlfriends take their revenge and we hear about all kinds of horrible things the men do. I finished the first 4 stories and completely stopped on the 5th story because I didn't sign up for all that. Undoubtedly these characters represent some real life bad actors but the humor and sharp wit and downright absurdity of this collection raises it to four stars. All in all, captivating read, very Nigerian, and funny in some places, also very sad if you're the sort to think about it.

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. We see harrowing tales of betrayals, double-lives and hard truths, as experienced and seemln through the eyes of women who are in turn damaged, lovingly innocent, and vindictive. What I didn't like about the book is that because of the title and the entire premise of the short-story collection, you knew how every story was going to end with a man breaking a woman's heart. 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. A collection of short stories, structured as case-studies, and a form of love letter in solidarity with the women who have survived romantic relationships with men in Lagos….

The dialogue is snappy and filled with witty banter, creating a lively rhythm that keeps the reader hooked.

She masterfully skewers societal norms and exposes the ridiculousness lurking beneath the surface of everyday life. In that case, I suppose the title of the book is the author making a play at publicity, which she clearly has achieved. In Kenya, we have street slang saying in Swahili, "soko ni chafu", loosely translated as "the market is dirty". The stories were easy to read but the sex scenes seemed forced to me and I found them unnecessary at some point. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Lagos of the Mad: Review of Damilare Kuku's Nearly all the Men in Lagos are Mad | Melony Akpoghene".

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.

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