Fassara Zuwa Hausa

Fine Boys (Part 1) (Preview)

—Uche Peter Umez, author of The Runaway Hero

With Fine Boys, Eghosa Imasuen reaffirms his position as a talented and gifted storyteller. The prose transitions effortlessly, telling a story about friendship, family and the Nigeria of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Fine Boys is a definite must read.

—Jude Dibia, author of Blackbird and Unbridled

Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys brilliantly recreates early- to mid-

1990s Nigeria, one of the darkest periods in the history of a country not unfamiliar with dark ages. Just as in his (debut) alternate history novel, To Saint Patrick, Imasuen’s obsession with the finer details of Nigerian history shines through. He skilfully deploys a subtle comic tone to suck the reader into a Hobbesian campus world, where staying alive, not studying, is the university student’s ultimate ambition. Fine Boys is a gritty, sad, funny, this-house-has-fallen, stay-with-you-long-past-the- final-page novel.

Tolu Ogunlesi

Published in Nigeria in 2011 by Kachifo Limited

Under its Farafina imprint