January 25, 2022 at 7:00pm

Book Cover Image:  Chronicles from the land of the happiest people on earth Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

by Wole Soyinka

Published: New York : Pantheon Books

Call Number: PR9387.9.S6 C465 2020

Publisher Description: "In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menka's hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with his oldest college friend, bon viveur, star engineer, and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payne. The life of every party, Duyole is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations in New York, but it now seems that someone is deter­mined that he not make it there. And neither Dr. Menka nor Duyole knows why, or how close the enemy is, or how powerful. [This book] is at once a literary hoot, a crafty whodunit, and a scathing indictment of political and social corrup­tion."