Lagos: City of the Imagination



"An extended love letter to the city."

Elizabeth Blunt, former BBC correspondent

“This book is a refreshingly informative guide for the scholar as well as for the tourist and general reader, which combines historical analysis, literary criticism, and biographical documentation.”

Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute

“Whiteman is by no means a detached chronicler of Lagos. In the final chapter, he sums up the city as “sometimes impossibly contrarian but still somewhere to dream dreams.” It has a nice ring to it; perhaps one day soon, Lagosians may no longer feel the need to apologise for the travails that the city imposes.”

Think Africa Press

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