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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Again like all the books I read by Nigerian female authors, the book has a nice warm Nollywood feel. The victim card is also whipped out when Emmanuel tells his Uche he still loves her but finds out she has blocked him.

From cheating husbands, a mommy's boy, an impotent husband, a side chick, to closeted gay husbands, and many more.However, it was an interesting read and made me reflect on the nature of romantic relationships in this society. The men in this book are liars, cheats, scammers, and largely undeserving of the women in their lives. The stereotype of pointing fingers at the woman as being responsible for infertility in marriages finds its way into this novel as well. Short stories are always a good start to get off a reading slump or ease you out of the state that heavy books leave you in. 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.

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. From the exaggerated machismo of Lagosian men to the absurdity of social media influencers, nothing escapes Kuku's hilarious scrutiny. 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. This part of it, including the extensive use of complex and hard-to-read sentences, would have benefited from good editing.This is collection of short stories, some of which were funny, some were not so funny, and a couple of sad ones in between. Before picking up this book, I'd already known that Lagos men are really not okay in the head 😂 These stories (fictional, yes yes, I know) just confirm that.

Nearly All The Men In Lagos Are Mad by Damilare Kuku is a catch of a collection of 12 versatile stories converging to draw the reader into a fictional world which reads not-so-fictitive, as the reality is nearly all Lagos men were well captured in this book. More than half of the time, women are on the receiving end of bad decisions and selfish acts by men.The novel provides a plethora of erotic scenes and the stories are told in different tenses that sometimes get mixed up in the course of the novel. The last page in the book felt like the author was patronizing ‘Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad’. 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. When Damilare Kuku’s Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad was published in October 2021, it got a lot of backlash from men who thought it was biased and had a deceptive title that dragged gullible ladies to it.

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