Uploaded by Jibril Lawal on November 30, 2014
"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