AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY, breaking stereotypes of modern Africa

: Faloyin (D.)

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380pp., paperback, London, (2022) 2023


Nigerian writer Dipo Faloyin on White saviour imagery, urban life in Lagos, the story of democracy in seven dictatorships, the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture and more.

"Hilarious, ferocious, generous and convincing. It made me reconsider almost everything I thought I knew about Africa." Oliver Bullough, author of Butler to the World

"A brilliant, prescient exploration of a richly complex continent. An antidote for our times." Irenosen Okojie, author of Nudibranch

Dipo Faloyin is a senior editor and writer at VICE. He was born in Chicago, raised in Lagos and currently lives in London.