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Lightseekers

When three university students are killed in a rural town in Nigeria the father of one of the victims hires Phillip Taiwo, a psychologist and expert in crowd behaviour and violence, to investigate the controversial incident, in Lightseekers by Femi Kayode. Through Phillip’s investigation the…
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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite burst onto the crime fiction scene with this debut novel, a lively exploration of the ineffable ties between siblings, mixed with practical advice, such as “I bet you didn’t know that bleach masks the smell of blood.” While Korede busily covers…
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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Written by Oyinkan Braithwaite — For a book about violent death and two sisters’ efforts to cover it up, this entertaining crime fiction debut from Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite is remarkably full of life. You can’t help but be charmed by the narrator Korede, who…
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When Trouble Sleeps

Leye Adenle takes you right to the heart of Nigerian corruption and electoral fraud in his topical political thriller. When Trouble Sleeps is an entertaining read and a great insight into what makes Lagos such a throbbing, exciting but also dangerous city to live in….
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When Trouble Sleeps

Written by Leye Adenle — In recent years African authors making inroads into the crime genre with what has been labelled Sunshine noir, proving that murder and other dastardly deeds do not only flourish at sub-zero temperatures. South Africa has established itself at the forefront with…
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Interview: Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle is a Nigerian crime fiction writer and actor now living in London. In his first novel, Easy Motion Tourist, he introduced the dark side of Lagos with a via Guy Collins, a British journalist abroad, and the case of a woman’s mutilated body….
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Nigerian noir - five books to try

Ever thought of trying some crime fiction from Africa? Zimbabwean author Tendai Huchu knows more than most about crime fiction from across Africa and has joined us to introduce some of the best novels from Nigeria. While the wave of superb Scandinavian novels been the…
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