Book Review: Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad

“Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad.” With a title like that, how can you resist diving headfirst into a collection of stories that promise to reveal the craziness of romantic relationships in Africa’s craziest city?

The book, structured as intriguing case studies and love letters to survivors, takes us on a wild rollercoaster ride through the dating scene in Lagos. From serial cheaters to mama’s boys, from the ‘fake it till you make it’ crowd to the commitment-phobes, author Damilare Kuku leaves no stone unturned in her quest to expose the various archetypes of men in this bustling metropolis.

One night, you will calmly put a knife to your husband’s penis and promise to cut it off. It will scare him so much that the next day, he will call his family members for a meeting in the house. He will not call your family members, but you will not care. You won’t need them.

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In one tale, we meet a pastor’s wife who turns into a fierce lioness to defend her husband from allegations of adultery. You won’t believe the lengths she’s willing to go to preserve their marriage and image. It’s a story that will leave you equal parts amazed and entertained.

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Now, you might be wondering if this book is all about bashing men. Well, not at all! Damilare Kuku manages to thread humor, wisdom, and sensitivity throughout her tales, highlighting the challenges faced by women trying to find lasting love and companionship in the midst of Lagos’ delightful madness. And trust me, these perils are universal and illuminating, transcending geographical boundaries.

Reading “Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad” is like sipping on a cocktail of emotions. One moment you’ll be laughing out loud at the absurdity of it all, and the next, you might find yourself nodding in solemn agreement. It’s a rollercoaster ride of wit and wisdom, and you won’t want to get off.

In summary, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who’s up for an eye-opening, entertaining, and thought-provoking read. On a rating scale of 5 stars, I’d confidently give it a solid 4 out of 5.

So, there you have it – a glimpse into the madness and love that swirls through Lagos’ vibrant streets. If you’re ready to embark on a journey that will have you laughing, cringing, and maybe even questioning your life choices, then “Nearly All the Men in Lagos are Mad” should be next on your reading list. Happy reading, folks!

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