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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka
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Sep 28, 2021 | ISBN 9780593320167

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S MUST READ BOOKS OF 2021

“Though his work has spanned multiple genres—poetry, plays, memoirs and essays—[Soyinka’s] new novel manages to chart fresh territory. . . . Chronicles combines elements of a murder mystery, a searing political satire and an Alice in Wonderland-like modern allegory of power and deceit.”
Los Angeles Times

“It is Soyinka’s greatest novel, his revenge against the insanities of the nation’s ruling class and one of the most shocking chronicles of an African nation in the 21st century. It ought to be widely read.”
—Ben Okri, The Guardian
  
“A biting satire that looks at corruption in an imaginary contemporary Nigeria, Chronicles is also an intriguing and droll whodunit. . . . A brilliant story that takes on politics, class, corruption, and religion from the very first chapters. It highlights Soyinka’s lush, elegant language.”
Publishers Weekly

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