Book launch with author EE Sule, chaired by Dr Mpalive Msiska (Reader in English & Humanities, Birkbeck College).

As the gifted young Murtala comes of age in Kano, violent riots and his family’s own woes threaten to erase all he holds dear. Stalked by monsters real and imagined, desperate to preserve a sense of self and the future, Murtala hunts for answers in the wreckage of the city and gives us a unique insight into modern life in northern Nigeria. Mould-breaking in its tackling of religious conflict, this extraordinary first novel offers a powerful portrait of an African community in shock and transition.