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Chuma Nwokolo's Diaries of a Dead Africanis a novel in three diaries written by an embattled farmer, Meme Jumai, and his two sons, Abel (failed writer) and Calama (aspiring conman). Funny and idiosyncratic, Diaries presents an authentic face of a private dilemma with universal and tragic dimensions. A condensed version of Meme's Diary was published by London Review of Books. In 2002 it was translated into Italian for a special edition of Internazionale featuring their three best stories from around the world. A purged entry from the Diaries was translated into Slovenian for Arzenal, a publication of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; another won the Subway Lit prize.

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Chuma Nwokolo

     
 

Chuma Nwokolo is an author and advocate. He is publisher of African Writing magazine. Called to the Bar in 1984, he published his first novel, The Extortionist (Macmillan Pacesetters) in 1983. Dangerous Inheritance (Macmillan Pacesetters) followed in 1988. He has a passion for the short story and his African Tales at Jailpoint (Villagerhouse) appeared in 1999. His other books include the novelised anthology, One More Tale for the Road (2003) as well as the poetry anthology, Memories of Stone (2006). His anthology of stories, The Ghost of Sani Abacha was published in 2012 while the novel Extinction of Menai is due in 2013.

   
         

Akin Adesokan
Years ago I read a story in the London Review of Books. It was titled "Diary of a Dead African". I liked it, very much...

Oriyomi Adebare, (African Book Club)
...leaves the reader laughing from page to page...

Su'eddie Agema
...the author seems to seam popular fiction with literary writing creating something unique...

Bookshy
Overall, I enjoyed the novel... 4 out of 5 stars. 

ImageNations
The most interesting thing about this story is...the nature of the prose and the humour...

Yourmmey
the author ... leaves  the reader laughing from page to page...

Wale's Reviews (GoodReads)
The best writing I've come across...in a long time... You should read this book, whoever you are.

Tayo's Reviews (GoodReads)
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book...

Elspells
A book that functions at many levels... I will definitely reread...

Africa's Heartbeat
Must-read-book...


 
         
 

   
             
   

 
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