9780312423117

Graceland

ISBN 10: 031242311X / 0-312-42311-X
ISBN 13: 9780312423117
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

Born into poverty in the chaotic capital city of Nigeria, Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator, is tempted by the underworld and enters a life of crime, encountering beggars, musicians, and gobs of American pop culture as he tries to survive in postcolonial Nigeria.


Review:

"Worth reading for its searing depiction of modern Africa...."

Kirkus, 11/01/2003

Review:

"This book works brilliantly in two ways. As a convincing and unpatronizing record of life in a poor Nigerian slum, and as a frighteningly honest insight into a world skewed by casual violence, it's wonderful."

Sophie Harrison, New York Times Book Review, 02/22/2004