The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa : Shortlisted for the Nero Book Awards 2023


by Buoro, Stephen | Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 14/03/2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 336 pages

ISBN: 9781526638014 Category:


** AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVELIST AND BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2023 **** SHORTLISTED FOR THE NERO BOOK AWARDS 2023: DEBUT FICTION **‘A voice unlike any other’ OBSERVER‘I fell in love immediately’ MAX PORTER‘A writer of imagination and flair’ ECONOMIST‘Smart, subversive, funny, heartbreaking’ KAMILA SHAMSIE‘Buoro’s writing deserves to inspire a generation of superheroes’ THE TIMESFifteen-year-old Andrew Aziza lives in Kontagora, Nigeria, where his days are spent about town with hisfriends, grappling with his fantasies about white girls (especially blondes) and wondering who his father is. When he’s not in church, at school or attempting to form ‘Africa’s first superheroes’, he obsesses over mathematical theorems, ideas of Black power and HXVX: the Curse of Africa.

Sure enough, Andy soon falls for the first white girl he lays eyes on. But multiple crises are looming, set toshake the foundations of everything he knows and loves…

‘This is extraordinary, driven by a gloriously eccentric central character. It is utterly compelling, not shy about posing difficult questions for the reader’ 2023 NERO PRIZE JUDGES

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