Nigerians in Space by Deji Bryce Olukotun
Nigerians in Space Author: Deji Bryce Olukotun
Title: Nigerians in Space
ISBN: 1939419018
ISBN13: 978-1939419019
Other Formats: doc azw mobi azw
Pages: 296 pages
Publisher: The Unnamed Press (February 1, 2014)
Language: English
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size PDF version: 1347 kb
Size EPUB version: 1574 kb
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense




1993. Houston. Dr. Wale Olufunmi, lunar rock geologist, has a life most Nigerian immigrants would kill for, but then most Nigerians aren’t Wale—a great scientific mind in exile with galactic ambitions. Then comes an outlandish order: steal a piece of the moon. With both personal and national glory at stake, Wale manages to pull off the near impossible, setting out on a journey back to Nigeria that leads anywhere but home. Compelled by Wale’s impulsive act, Nigerians traces arcs in time and space from Houston to Stockholm, from Cape Town to Bulawayo, picking up on the intersecting lives of a South African abalone smuggler, a freedom fighter’s young daughter, and Wale’s own ambitious son. Deji Olukotun’s debut novel defies categorization—a story of international intrigue that tackles deeper questions about exile, identity, and the need to answer an elusive question: what exactly is brain gain?