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No Spoilers! What were your teenage reads? James Hadley Chase 1/10
G.L.i.B – bed: In less than 24hours

G.L.i.B – bed: In less than 24hours

Before launching into the reason for this post, here’s something I’d like to give recognition to – Smooth FM 98.1 Radio Station, Lagos, Nigeria. I listen to it every week day at 7.30am for its new and the analysts who dissect them. On Saturdays at 10am, I’m back there again for the hour – long book review program. It features African books and authors, promoting literature from the vast continent. To review any of the selected book could be the author, the publisher or guest(s) who are bookaholics and have read it. As a book person myself, this program is right up my alley and sets the tone for my weekend. I discovered it, by chance, some time last year, and have been a faithful fan since. Enjoying the reviews and brief glimpses into different books, increasing my knowledge of African writing and the authors responsible for its growing emergence and global recognition, while adding, weekly, to my reading list. In fact, the shift to reading more fiction this year (& more African authors too) was influenced by the program. Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle, the novel I finished in less than 24 hours two days ago, had the author in the studio discuss the ins and outs and whys and wherefores of the book. After listening in, I wasn’t completely sold on the book; it didn’t stop me, however, from scooping a copy at the bookstore about a month ago. Am I pleased I did?! The book was a surprise – an easy, flowing, intriguing read with twists and turns the author was able to merge seamlessly together at the end. It took me back to my James Hadley Chase days. The fast – paced actions, the crimes, law enforcement involvement and a little romance on the side to balance everything out. But the Nigerian version with familiar locations, attitudes and characters that I could relate to in everyday living experience. Located in Lagos, the themes of foreign perception, prostitution, political power, police brutality, the wealthy sovereignty, bribery and corruption, body parts trade, the menace of touts/area boys,”more

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