The great Carnivorous city by Toni Kan
Casava republic press, 2016
Soft cover, 241 pages
Rabato Sabato - aka Soni Dike - is a Lagos big boy; a criminal turned grandee, with a beautiful wife, an exclusive mansion and a questionable fortune. Then one day he disappears. His car is found in a ditch, music blaring from the speakers. Soni’s older brother, Abel Dike, a small town teacher, arrives in Lagos to look for his missing brother. Abel is rapidly sucked into the unforgiving Lagos maelstrom where he has to navigate encounters with a motley cast of common criminals, deal with policemen all intent on getting a piece of the pie, and contend with his growing attraction for his brother’s wife. Carnivorous City is a story about love, family and just desserts but it is above all a tale about Lagos and the people who make the city by the lagoon what it is.