A new novel by award-winning Nigerian novelist Ayòbámi Adébáyò offers a vision of what is at stake as Nigerians head to the polls in about a fortnight.
Tensions are already high in the country, as almost 100 million Nigerians prepare to choose their next president, as well as hundreds of other elected officials.
Adébáyò’s book, A Spell of Good Things, takes a close look at politics in Nigeria through the eyes of a teenage boy from a poor family and a young female doctor from a rich family.
It draws parallels with politicians in the country, who the author says don’t emerge with much credit.
“That is reflected in what is happening right now. People literally cannot get cash out of the bank even though they have money in the bank… what many people have resorted to is having to buy money, it’s ridiculous,” she told BBC Newsday.
The book starts with a tailor rejecting campaign offerings from a politician.
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