Jun 302014

Ike (EE-kay) is a taxi driver with a cum laude degree in Economics from Amherst. And he’s Nigerian, with an unshakeable accent. He’s never been able to catch a break, until now.

He’s discovered a gallery called Foreign Gods, Inc, which sells gods to the ├╝ber-rich. Ike decides to go back to his village in Nigeria. His luck has changed.

There’s so much right with this book: astounding humour. Deep insight into the feeling of returning home to find one is an outsider. Family dynamics. Commentary on religion. Heartbreaking sentiment. One of my two best of the year. L’otre? Lagoon

Get it here (UK) or here (worldwide)