Free Read [Mystery Book] ↠ A Squatter's Tale - by Ike Oguine ↠

By Ike Oguine | Comments: ( 377 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

A series of stories within a story, all narrated by Obi, a young, hopeful Nigerian immigrant in America.


  • Title: A Squatter's Tale
  • Author: Ike Oguine
  • ISBN: 9780435906559
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Ike Oguine

Ike Oguine is a writer living in Lagos, Nigeria, and one of the standard bearers of the current resurgence in Nigerian literature As a commentator, he has written several opinion pieces for the New Internationalist, West Africa and Times Literary Supplement, and has written several short stories.His first novel, A Squatter s Tale, was published by Heinemann in 2000, and explores the paradoxes of emigration through the aspirations and disappointments of a young Nigerian named Obi in California.Oguine is also one of Nigeria s most prominent petroleum lawyers From April 2014 to May 2015, he served as General Counsel to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, under an appointment made by President Goodluck Jonathan.



Comments A Squatter's Tale

  • Nathaniel

    Probably 60% of the books in the Heinemann's "African Writers Series" offer some kind of coming of age in a changing Africa and/or coming to terms with expatriate/refugee existence somewhere in the world's hard to reach affluent countries. Ike Oguine contributes a mature, unsentimental and quick-reading novel to this collection. Oguine avoids preciousness, folklore and self-pity, which is awesome. In fact, his protagonist (It's hard not to assume this is an extremely auto-biographical piece) is [...]


  • africawrites- The RAS' annual festival of African Literature

    This was a set text during my African Studies course - It was striking as a tale of immigration and hardship that many Nigerians experienced in the 1980s and 90s; some of what Oguine talks about is echoed in Chimamanda Adichie's new book, Americanah - so this would be a good read if you like or liked the perspective on 1990s Nigeria that Adichie's book gives. Oguine's prose is effective rather than elegant, but his story moves forward with good momentum, and there are some choice scenes and situ [...]


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