Memory Lane Monday: The Ghost of Sani Abacha by Chuma Nwokolo

Happy New Week Lovelies!

Welcome to Memory Lane Mondays!

This is a weekly feature of unforgettable books I have read in times past which have not had the chance to be reviewed on this blog as I read them a long time ago. Lets’ call them my personal classics. I will be featuring a new favorite every week and I hope you will be interested to read and enjoy some as I have.

This week’s pick is….

The Ghosts of Sani Abacha’ by Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo is one of my favorite Nigerian/African author and though this is not my best work by him, it is still also a great read. This is a collection of stories I really enjoy reading from time to time and as always, it is well written with wit and apt in every way. Some of the characters here were featured in my best book by him ‘Diaries of a Dead African’ which made this anthology more meaningful because of the familiarity

This is definitely a good read any day any time and I highly recommend.

Has anyone read this book?


26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of autocracy, delivered with wit and insight by one of Africa’s most incisive writers…

The Author: 

Chuma Nwokolo – Author, Advocate

Chuma Nwokolo was born in Jos, Nigeria in 1963. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1983 and was called to the bar in 1984. He was a managing partner of the C&G Chambers in Lagos and  writer-in-residence at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.  He  founded the literary magazine African Writing with an old friend, Afam Akeh. His first novels, The Extortionist (1983) and Dangerous Inheritance (1988), were published by Macmillan in the Pacesetter Novels. His stories have found foster homes in the London Review of Books, La Internazionale, AGNI, MTLS, Arzenal, and Sentinel, among places. Other books written by the author include, African Tales at Jailpoint (1999), One More Tale for the Road (2003), and Diaries of a Dead African (2003). In his words, his more honest anthologies consist of The Ghost of Sani Abacha (2012) and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Volumes 1 (2013), and 2 (2016).

Published: 2012 by County Books

Pages: 309

Genre: Short Stories Collection

Buy: Amazon

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