: Kayode (F.)

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413pp., paperback, London, 2021


A thriller set in Nigeria about an investigative psychologist called to Port Harcourt after the public torture and murder of three university students.

"This is [Kayode's] first novel, and a delight it is ... The book introduces the forces at play in contemporary Nigeria as well as serving as a warning against mob mentality - and a reminder of how readily people fall into it." Sarah Lyall, New York Times Book Review

“Femi Kayode’s debut novel about an investigative psychologist’s quest to uncover the truth behind the mob killing of three university students is an original and fast-paced thriller which masterfully explores the smoldering historical tensions underpinning modern-day Nigeria, the role of social media, and the complexities of family, friendship and belonging.” Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy

Femi Kayode trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Ibadan. He was a Packard Fellow in Film and Media at the University of Southern California and a Gates-Packard Fellow in International Health at the University of Washington, Seattle. He lives in Namibia.