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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With these stories set within Lagos, the author employs a lot of complex sentences and overly sexual content to prove his point. it deftly analyses the various archetypes women are likely to encounter in the dating scene in the city – from serial cheaters, to mummy’s boys, from the ‘fake it till you make it’ adherents to the ones who can’t commit. This to me is madness, that this man seems to get the victim position when they both are secretive and toxic to each other. The collection starts strong with a witty story that adds a touch of sad shame, but that story gets the reader invested and you are already priming yourself for more.

So grab a copy, sit back, and prepare for a riotous journey through the madcap world of Lagosian men. The victim card is also whipped out when Emmanuel tells his Uche he still loves her but finds out she has blocked him. Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad is a short story collection written by Nigerian author and actress Damilare Kuku. A player boy who gets tricked by an Instagram influencer but happens to find love in the most unexpected way and person.Albeit vividly describing women's experience with the dating scene in Lagos, we can map the events in this collection of short stories to the Swahili saying above and in any city for that matter, and we will have the same outcome. The stereotype of pointing fingers at the woman as being responsible for infertility in marriages finds its way into this novel as well.

In that case, I suppose the title of the book is the author making a play at publicity, which she clearly has achieved. The final story had me in my feelings though and men like Charles in Independence Day deserve to be in a dark place they can never come out of for the trauma they cause. 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.This book depicts the hazards of attempting to find enduring love and friendship in Africa's wildest metropolis with humour, wisdom, and empathy that will prove universal and informative. We see harrowing tales of betrayals, double-lives and hard truths, as experienced and seemln through the eyes of women who are in turn damaged, lovingly innocent, and vindictive. I wished some of the stories had more depth to them but overall I would recommend this to anyone who is in a reading rut and looking for a good laugh!

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The last page in the book felt like the author was patronizing ‘Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad’. More than half of the time, women are on the receiving end of bad decisions and selfish acts by men.

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.

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.Some were really enjoyable such as Catfish (messy as hell), Ode-Pus Complex (madness) and Cuck-Up (also mad).

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