Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth is a great and unputdownable read from start to finish.
After decades of jousting with the powers that be and living to tell the tale, Wole Soyinka has returned to his roots:
story-telling. And though it’s been nearly 40 years after his last work of prose fiction, Wole Soyinka proves with this novel that he has lost none of his story-telling chops! A narrative tour de force, this novel has got everything — friendship and betrayal; faith and treachery; hope and cynicism; murder, mayhem, and no shortage of drama, all set against the backdrop of contemporary Nigeria. As you would expect from a Soyinka work, it’s got plenty of colourful
characters, profound insights, witty commentary, and the most elegant language! In Soyinka’s expert hands, the apparently disparate strands are woven together with a master storyteller’s aplomb.