Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

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Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

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While Lagos, Yoruba, and indeed,Nigerian men have their peculiarities, many of which are far from gentlemanly or chivalrous, the sustenance of moral decadence in a generation that sees sex as a commodity, is bound to result in unfortunate eventualities, of which women tend to bear most of the brunt. Starr”, the author makes it known that the woman contributes nothing to the home as she follows her husband on all his tours and shows to ensure he doesn’t have baby mamas. From cheating husbands, a mommy's boy, an impotent husband, a side chick, to closeted gay husbands, and many more. Some were really enjoyable such as Catfish (messy as hell), Ode-Pus Complex (madness) and Cuck-Up (also mad).

This was a quick read (read it in a day, in a few hours) and would highly recommend it if you need a quick read as a transition between two heavy books. It is once again the man who gets to feel guilty after finding out she is no longer a virgin like he hasn’t been sleeping with her best friend the entire time. Honestly, the collection wasn't as diverse as I wanted it to be- but then again, the title told us exactly what to expect. There’s a story of a young lady who tries to find her oyibo soulmate on the streets of Lagos; another of a pastor’s wife who defends her husband from an allegation of adultery; a wife takes a knife to her husband’s penis; a night of lust between a rising musician and his Instagram baddie takes an unexpected turn.

The last time I came this close to a book filled with such enormous amounts of humour was when I read Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John. Although set in various parts of Lagos, the part about it being 'men' isn't quite true as the book shows.

You liked me so much I had no choice but to start liking myself, to start acting respectable, like someone who had something special waiting for them back home. As usual with short stories, I’m often left dissatisfied as I feel some stories could be explored more but I understood the stories for what they were and tried to enjoy them as such. All in all, captivating read, very Nigerian, and funny in some places, also very sad if you're the sort to think about it.Anyone who could keep a white shirt clean at the end of the day in Lagos deserved a standing ovation. Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad underscores with wit, humour, wisdom and sensitivity, the perils of trying to find lasting love and companionship in Africa’s most notorious city. A compelling read, but it gets two stars less from me: one for the use of "Nigerian English", and a second for a thoroughly misleading book title. In that case, I suppose the title of the book is the author making a play at publicity, which she clearly has achieved.

Please note, we cannot guarantee these will be safe from any damage that may occur on their journey to you.What I didn't like about the book is that because of the title and the entire premise of the short-story collection, you knew how every story was going to end with a man breaking a woman's heart. When the sexual content was repetitive (which can make you cringe at some point due to the raw descriptions), I asked myself if all what most men care about is their physical desires. The men in this book are liars, cheats, scammers, and largely undeserving of the women in their lives. Kuku delivers right up to the end with a story that seems set apart from the rest of the collection because there isn’t any humor, which carries the bulk of these stories. Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad is a collection of twelve short stories featuring characters with unique voices and stories that represent the diverse class, gender and ethnic melting pot that is Lagos.

With these stories set within Lagos, the author employs a lot of complex sentences and overly sexual content to prove his point. The forever downtrodden and humiliated wives/girlfriends take their revenge and we hear about all kinds of horrible things the men do.Even the story featuring gay men follows the same pattern: man and woman fall in 'like' and enter what the woman thinks is a monogamous relationship. I have to say I really like Damilare's writing style and I definitely can't wait to read more from her in the future. Could not for the life of me push through this book, way too many sex scenes that are completely unnecessary,random and forced.

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