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LAGOS_2060
Publisher: DADA books (Design And Dream Arts Enterprises) ISBN:978-978-934-411-6 Genre: Short Stories Length: 242 pages Format: Paper back /ePub Projected publication date: October 2013 In 2010, eight writers came together to contribute stories to an anthology on fictional / futuristic takes on the city of Lagos via a workshop tagged LAGOS_2060, conceived to commemorate Nigeria's golden jubilee. We asked ourselves, what will Lagos evolve into in the next fifty years taking into consideration the mega city's rich history and on-going urban renewal efforts by the State Government? What will it be like to live in Lagos 100 years after Nigeria gained independence from the British? The anthology that grew out of the workshop is telling in the different versions of the future it foretells. In LAGOS_2060, an unusual scenario planning exercise achieved through the power and magic of a creative writing programme; there are climate change induced natural disasters actively plugged by doomsday preachers of the day, there are serious government institutions involved in first rate science and more often than not, these institutions tackle and solve the energy crisis to various degrees of success. There are wars and near wars as Lagos threatens to secede from the Nigerian state to have full control of its own economy. There are robots, amphibious speed trains, psychedelic drugs and highly trained security operatives with conflicts of interest, but more importantly, there are the ubiquitous Lagos people, whose industry and inventiveness seems largely unchanged, despite how much their city has travailed in the intervening half century. The stories are listed below: 1. Amphibian Attack by Afolabi Muheez Ashiru 2. Animals on the run by Okey Egboluche 3. Annihilation by Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu 4. A starlit night by Kofo Akib 5. Cold Fusion by Ayodele Arigbabu 6. Coming Home by Rayo Falade 7. Mango Republic by Terh Agbedeh 8. Metal Feet by Temitayo Olofinula
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