Prince of Monkeys by Nnamdi Ehirim

Prince of Monkeys - Nnamdi Ehirim

'Prince of Monkeys' follows Ihechi and a group of his friends as they grow up in Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980s and 90s. The work encompasses the trials of growing up, arguing with friends, falling in love for the first time backed by a growing awareness of the political and cultural turmoil of Nigeria on the Ihechi's part.

 

I was torn about rating this one. I was drawn to finish the book and see what happens, but at the same time the prose style was difficult for me. I never lost myself in the pages, I was always aware I was reading.

 

I expect this is not the last we'll hear of Ehirim, but this first novel wasn't for me.