Onuzo, Chibundu

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Sankofa

Themes that Onuzo visited in 2018’s Welcome to Lagos, including unscrupulous politicians, irresponsible journalism, and the yawning gap between rich and poor, feel deeply personal as Anna’s journey unfolds. Though the quest for identity has become a conventional staple of contemporary fiction, it feels fresh and new in Onuzo’s capable hands.
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Welcome to Lagos

Winner of the Betty Trask Award for her debut, The Spider King's Daughter, published when she was just 21, Onuzo writes biting social commentary with heart. Though set in Lagos, the work's themes of unscrupulous politicians, irresponsible news outlets, and the unbridgeable divide between privileged and poor are universal and should appeal to a wide audience. [For an essay on libraries by the author, see ow.ly/aF7l30jEXBk.—Ed.]
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