205 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2007) 2009
A novel about a pregnant writer living in Nigeria under a tyrant known as Butcher Boy.
Karen King-Aribisala was born in Guyana and lives and works in Nigeria where she is the Professor of English at the University of Lagos. Her short story collection, "Our Wife and Other Stories" won the 1991 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. "The Hangman's Game" won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in Africa.
Published in the Penguin African Writers series.