Oh, gosh. My heart… This was my reaction when I was done. I have been itching for some good fiction especially as I’ve been reading mostly poetry and essays of late; I sort of needed a break. I also have this bad habit of reading 2-3 books at the same time.
Fine Boys was enthralling, well paced, unpretentiously funny and so well told. The writer was able to absolutely nail the nuances of life as young adult in Nigeria. I was drawn to this book initially because, you know, as a razz babe and sturvs I love communicating in pidgin and always imagined that if I didn’t grow up in Port Harcourt, Warri wouldn’t have been a bad option. It’s only partially set in Warri but the main character, Ewaen and a few others are from Warri so it always came into the picture.