: Nwokolo (C.)

R 395.00
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372pp., paperback, Athens, 2018


“As if anticipating 2019 as the year for language rights, The Extinction of Menai by Chuma Nwokolo arrived in our bookstores and shelves not just as a novel but a cultural bible that demonstrates how language and culture are inseparable, how a viable culture and language could gradually become extinct ...  [Nwokolo] does not tell us, he shows us how languages and cultural extinction are not inseparable from human actions and inaction." Adaobi Nkeokelonye, Fiction and Development

Nigerian writer and poet Chuma Nwokolo’s books include The Extortionist, Dangerous Inheritance, African Tales at Jailpoint, One More Tale for the Road, Diaries of a Dead African, The Ghost of Sani Abacha, and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories.