Book chat- Toni Kan, and Leye Adenle
Books- The Carnivorous City, Easy Motion Tourists
Moderator- Tendai Huchu
Toni Kan’s new book, The Carnivorous City and Leye Adenle’s debut novel, Easy Motion Tourists, have quite a number of similarities: they are crime thrillers, both were published by Cassava Republic, and, more importantly, they are both set in Lagos.
“There is something about Lagos that brings out the beast in you, it’s not that you are a bad person, it is a coping mechanism”- Toni Kan said of the character in his book during the book chate moderated by Tendai Huchu. Abel, who comes to Lagos to look for his missing brother, Soni, a Lagos big boy- whose car was found in a ditch- and as they searched for Soni, Abel meets some shady characters his brother has had to deals with. Abel doesn’t come out of the encounter the same.