The evening of Saturday, August 29 will be one for the books. At 9 pm that day, co-founder, thisislagos.ng and author Peju Akande will feature on #BookOnReview with Benj! On Classic FM97.3.
This is not a show to miss. Peju Akande is the author of the just released Tales from the Streets, a collection of human interest stories from the metro sections which find life as longer but more dramatic pieces with screaming headlines. Originally published on thisislagos.ng since inception in 2018, they are 50 of the best drawn from the series that is the biggest draw on the website. The beautifully designed and produced book, which cover is designed by the renowned artist Victor Ehikhamenor should find a spot on every bookshelf.
The stories are visceral vignettes and glimpses of life as lived on the streets of Lagos, mostly, as well as in other cities around Nigeria.
They are stories about life and death, laughter and tears, hope and despair. They will make you laugh then leave you blinded with tears.
In the pages of this book, you will come to grips with what it is to navigate the craggy geography of a forbidding city like Lagos.
These are stories pulsing with life and turgid with possibilities. They are enlivened by the lilting vernacular of the streets and the lyrical tonalities of the quotidian.
Peju Akande’s stories are more than stories; they are snapshots of an urban conurbation like Lagos and other city centers where the denizens have to battle not just the vagaries of fate but the daily battles for survival that living in an urban setting demands.