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The Resource Prince of Monkeys

Prince of Monkeys

Label
Prince of Monkeys
Title
Prince of Monkeys
Statement of responsibility
Nnamdi Ehirim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A provocative debut novel by a brilliant young Nigerian writer, tackling politics, class, spirituality, and power as a group of friends come of age in Lagos Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends discovering Lagos together as teenagers with differing opinions of everything from film to football, Fela Kuti to spirituality, sex to politics. They remain close-knit until tragedy unfolds during an anti-government riot. Exiled from Lagos by his concerned mother, Ihechi moves in with his uncle’s family, where he struggles to find himself outside his former circle of friends. Ihechi eventually finds success by leveraging his connection with a notorious prostitution linchpin and political heavyweight, earning favor among the ruling elite. But just as Ihechi is about to make his final ascent into the elite political class, he reunites with his childhood friends and experiences a crisis of conscience that forces him to question his world, his motives, and whom he should become. Nnamdi Ehirim's debut novel, Prince of Monkeys, is a lyrical, meditative observation of Nigerian life, religion, and politics at the end of the twentieth century
Summary
Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends discovering Lagos together as teenagers with differing opinions of everything from film to football, Fela Kuti to spirituality, sex to politics. They remain close-knit until tragedy unfolds during an anti-government riot. Nnamdi Ehirim's debut novel, Prince of Monkeys, is a lyrical, meditative observation of Nigerian life, religion, and politics at the end of the twentieth century
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10772711
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Nnamdi Ehirim
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Prince of Monkeys
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009870
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091689
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Prince of Monkeys
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009870
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091689
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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