Fella's Choice. Kole OMOTOSO.

Fella's Choice

Benin City, Nigeria: Ethiope Publishing Corporation, 1974. First Edition. The Nigerian author's fourth book, and Nigeria's first detective novel, in which Inspector Fella Dandogo is "pitted against a formidable enemy - the dreaded secret service organization, BOSS, South Africa's Bureau for State Security" (from rear wrapper). Omotoso, a scholar of modern Arabic literature and patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, is known for focusing his work on the major problems facing African countries, in this case the "always problematic contact of the black and white races" (Gérard, Alber S. European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Vol.2, p.791). Indeed, Fella's Choice qualifies as a racially-charged work of genre fiction, pitting a black Nigerian police inspector against a cabal of white South African ex-military types whose primary ambition is seeing the whole African continent taken over by the white race. First Impression. Octavo (18.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 111, [3]pp. Light wear and dustiness to wrappers, else Near Fine and unread.

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