A Gecko’s Farewell

by Maik Nwosu

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A Gecko’s Farewell i s a novel about three Africans from different parts of the continent who meet in the spirit of (online) and plan to found a School of Stories.

Etiaba, a village schoolteacher, loses his job and moves to the capital city and its world of prayer contractors and hope merchants. Mzilikazi’s is the story of the homeless spectre, a boy soldier, the fugitive, the exile – a black South African dislocated under the Apartheid regime. Nadia is a radical student of photography at the American University in Cairo. She becomes a photojournalist and takes the picture of an Islamist terrorist, an act that endangers her.

These three characters eventually escape from Africa, but Africa is in a sense inescapable.

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Author: Maik Nwosu
ISBN: 9789785407969
Country: Nigeria
Publisher: Parresia Books
Size (mm): 135 x 216 x 12
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 201 grams
Language: English
PublicationDate: 2016

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Maik Nwosu

Maik Nwosu is an associate professor of English at the University of Denver, Colorado. He worked as a journalist (and received the Nigeria Media Merit Award for Journalist of the Year) before moving to Syracuse University, New York for a Ph.D in English and Textual Studies. Nwosu's poetry collection, Suns of Kush, was awarded the Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Poetry Prize in 1995.
 
His novels, Invisible Chapters and Alpha Song, received the Association of Nigerian Authors Prose Prize and the Association of Nigerian Authors/Spectrum Prose Prize in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He has also published a short story collection Return to Algadez. His poems and stories have appeared in OkikeDrumvoices Revue, New Writing 14, Dublin Quarterly, El Ghibli, Fiction International, and Agni Online. Nwosu is a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany and the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy, as well as a member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. He has also published two critical texts, Markets of Memories: Between the Postcolonial and the Transnational(Africa World Press, 2011) and The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema: A Poetics of Laughter (Routledge, 2016)