Episode 38: Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

“In the bustling streets and cloistered homes of Lagos, a cast of vivid characters—some haunted, some defiant—navigate danger, demons, and love in a quest to lead true lives.

In this episode, the Spoilers can’t stop gushing about Eloghosa Osunde’s new novel, VAGABONDS! Structured like a spiritual text that challenges the orthodoxy and self-righteousness of those who would deny freedom and life to those on the margins of Nigerian society, this novel expertly constructs a narrative of self-salvation, told from the perspective of the vagabonds of Lagos. In reading this novel the Spoilers realized an important truth: the marginalized are the majority, and when the revolution comes, when the end times arrive — it is the vagabonds who are gonna party together in love! Check out our emotional show on this unforgettable novel.

Mentioned in the Show/References to Check Out

What we are watching, eating, listening to, etc!

Todd — Marcie Rendon, Murder on the Red River; Alice Smith, “I Put A Spell on You“; NOPE (2022)
Crystal — Burna Boy, Love, Damini (2022 album)
Anita — The Bear; Saeed Jones, How We Fight For Our Lives
Next book: Toni Morrison, Sula

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