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on 3 February 2005
I was given Graceland as a present, and when I looked it over, I thought it would be a book in which the political statements would dominate in the entire the story. But I was wrong. In Graceland, the writer successfully avoided that with his rich characters, fascinating details, fast pace and the emotional expressions of the characters, especially the protagonist. The characters in the story stand very well for themselves. I think GRACELAND is one of the most remarkable novels I have read and surprising enough, it showed that Nigeria has adopted so many things usually thought of as essentially American. I also recommend The Usurper and Other Stories,The old man and the Medal for encompassing many rich themes.
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on 5 December 2010
Chris Abani's Graceland is a great book.It details cultures,change,struggle,good,evil,forces and allows us at the same time an opportunity to be apprehensive and sentimental.It deals with Elvis's struggles with sexuality in a perverse and ethically erased diatribal way.Some telling details of rape,schiophilia,incest,anal sex,crucifixes,human trafficing,renouncing politics and just the age old struggle of men are evoked by Abani.The Igbo traditions are also examined and add a fine contrast to the western way of life which permeates aspects of the Nigerian cultural frame.The book even touches on issues such as minelstry and burlesque which was exciting and Abani's detail is commendable.Its a great book.Lively,energetic,real(a bit too real at times),harrowing,concealing but nonetheless contemporary in its questioning and perhaps subtle denounciation of the status quo.
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on 15 June 2012
Having visited Lagos several times this book is an accurate reflection of the trials & tribulations of the average Nigerian. Great storyline,a real eye opener,just read it.
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on 8 May 2015
Nice read.

What I loved most about it was the somewhat intricate detailing on Igbo culture. Good bok.
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