I am just putting finishing touches to my new novel "A Conference in Ennui" - a story of love, human resilience , a mean city, bad politics and funky music.

The story spans from the early 70s to early 90s and the primary background is Lagos - a place of drastic social contrasts;. It is a playground for robbers , despots and motley fools, a place of pilgrimage for the stubbornly hopeful and the birthing place for dead dreams.

A Conference in Ennui tells the story of Femi “Flash” Falashe ,emerging through childhood, young adulthood into a working professional struggling to...