Lightseekers by Femi Kayode (Mulholland Books, New York, 2021)
Reviewed by Saliha Haddad
Lightseekers is a superbly gripping debut novel and the first in a series by Nigerian writer Femi Kayode. At first glance, the novel might appear to be a conventional crime novel, with a murder at its centre waiting to be solved. However, it is much more than that, whether with the question it poses about the crime it attempts to investigate or the larger themes it evolves into as the story takes shape.
Told in a first-person voice, the story...
Saliha Haddad is an Algerian literary interviewer for the online magazine Africa in Dialogue. She has written on cultural subjects for the Algerian online platform Dzair World and for the magazine Ineffable Art and Culture. Her debut creative nonfiction piece has appeared in the African magazine Agbowo.