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Publisher's Summary

To define Nigeria is to tell a half-truth. Many have tried, but most have concluded that it is impossible to capture the true scope and significance of Africa’s most populous nation through words or images. 

And yet here, through personal essays from 24 of its writers, a more accurate picture comes into view: one that details the realities and contradictions of patriotism, juxtaposes inherited tradition with the diasporic experience and explores the power of storytelling and its intrinsic link to Nigeria’s history.

Powerful, lyrical and entirely unforgettable, Of This Our Country weaves together a living portrait of Nigeria, one that is as beautiful as it is complex.

With essays from: Nels Abbey, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Yomi Adegoke, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oyinkan Akande, Ike Anya, Sefi Atta, Bolu Babalola, J K Chukwu, Abi Daré, Inua Ellams, Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ, Caleb Femi, Helon Habila, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Anietie Isong, Okey Ndibe, Chigozie Obioma, Irenosen Okojie, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Lola Shoneyin, Umar Turaki, Chika Unigwe and Hafsa Zayyan. 

©2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"The read I never thought I needed. As a fellow Nigerian, I learnt so much about our culture - both the good and the bad, but maybe more importantly, our potential...moving, funny at times, insightful and so relatable. It's a necessary read." (Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, author of Yinka Where Is Your Huzband)

"So many of these essays put into words things I feel in the fibre of my gut but haven’t quite worked out the language for." (Jendella Benson, author of Hope and Glory)

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