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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A girl who drugs men to steal from them, a supposed virgin who cheats on her boyfriend with other men, a woman who hates her son and husband, and a Lagos big girl who cheats on her boyfriend with a ‘Yahoo boy’ who ends up cheating on her. Starr”, the author makes it known that the woman contributes nothing to the home as she follows her husband on all his tours and shows to ensure he doesn’t have baby mamas.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. From the exaggerated machismo of Lagosian men to the absurdity of social media influencers, nothing escapes Kuku's hilarious scrutiny.A compelling read, but it gets two stars less from me: one for the use of "Nigerian English", and a second for a thoroughly misleading book title. With these stories set within Lagos, the author employs a lot of complex sentences and overly sexual content to prove his point. Some were really enjoyable such as Catfish (messy as hell), Ode-Pus Complex (madness) and Cuck-Up (also mad). Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad is a short story collection written by Nigerian author and actress Damilare Kuku. I have to say I really like Damilare's writing style and I definitely can't wait to read more from her in the future.

At a point, the POVs switch to the males in the stories, but the message remains the same: Lagos men take stupidly selfish decisions regarding love and sex. Despite featuring a title that I suspect to be slightly sexist, the story exhibits none of the sexist prejudices that I imagined it would have, despite most of the folk I know who've read and enjoyed it so far being women.

You liked me so much I had no choice but to start liking myself, to start acting respectable, like someone who had something special waiting for them back home. The men in this book are liars, cheats, scammers, and largely undeserving of the women in their lives. What I didn't like about the book is that because of the title and the entire premise of the short-story collection, you knew how every story was going to end with a man breaking a woman's heart.

Delving into the stories, women are represented as cunning and deceptive creatures and the madness of men is a response to these attributes. Worthy of note is that the lady in the story is another exception to women possessing these madness-propelling characters. 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.My favourites were International relations, A Lovers Vendetta, Side Lined, Independence Day and Beard Gang - something about its crudeness, factuality and engagement was hooking. However, it was an interesting read and made me reflect on the nature of romantic relationships in this society. This was a quick read (read it in a day, in a few hours) and would highly recommend it if you need a quick read as a transition between two heavy books. The humor in the novel cannot be missed, in ‘That Weekend in August’, the author helps us to relive the 6 am warm water and salt bath broadcast that went around after the Ebola virus outbreak. Honestly, the collection wasn't as diverse as I wanted it to be- but then again, the title told us exactly what to expect.

The range of stories, ethnicities, and experiences really threw me in for a loop as every story was something new that I could enjoy. As a result, the very proponents of this culture, the new generation, are trapped in a cycle of hurt, uncontrolled lust and distended emotional capability. Somehow, the author made Emmanuel the victim of her act of wickedness of reporting him and subjecting him to public humiliation.It is once again the man who gets to feel guilty after finding out she is no longer a virgin like he hasn’t been sleeping with her best friend the entire time. What is also remarkable about the book is that the stories are not told solely from a female perspective. My favourites were definitely: 'The gigolo from Isale-Eko', 'Cuck Up', 'Catfish' (because it was so crazy) 'Beard Gang' and 'International Relations'.

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