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Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by source10able: 6:19am On Dec 03, 2016
A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians.

The book, “Sex and Lagos City” by Success Akpojotor, is an erotic novel set in the Lagos metropolis. It is only available in electronic format.

In a podcast interview session with NoStrings, Akpojotor, who is a graduate of the University of Benin said, “The reception of the book has been phenomenal, and I will say that Nigerians and Chinese are [its] largest consumers.”

“Sex and Lagos City” has been warmly received by many LGBT people in Nigeria who have been waiting for mainstream LGBT-friendly literature that is close to home.

Some authors feature gay elements in their work to promote sales, but Akojotor denied that he is doing that.

“My intention is to appeal to a global audience and to account for the different sexual orientations present in Africa, so it’s not about sales or money; it is a literary work of art,” he said.

“Sex and Lagos City” is promoted online with this teasing description: “Warning: This book may quench your fire. Set in the Lagos Metropolis are distinct personages tapering to one twisting end. CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!”

The book features characters with different sexual orientations. Akpojotor said he is not promoting homosexuality.

“I am simply mirroring sex in the city of Lagos,” he said.

The writer also said that the book became one of the most downloaded books within 48 hours of its release on okadabooks.com – an online platform for Nigerian books.

Akpojotor is a prolific author, most of whose books have only been published electronically.

To follow Akpojotor’s works visit the links below.

https://web.facebook.com/SADAViDIA

https://twitter.com/sadavidia

To buy the book on Amazon

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Erudite202: 6:29am On Dec 03, 2016
watching and observing
Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by pochoo: 6:34am On Dec 03, 2016
shocked shocked

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Nobody: 6:34am On Dec 03, 2016
The guy should be arrested

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Nobody: 6:35am On Dec 03, 2016
embarassed

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Adesiji77: 6:36am On Dec 03, 2016
14 years loading... lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by sannieday: 6:37am On Dec 03, 2016
Hmmm...okay o

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by phlamesG: 6:38am On Dec 03, 2016
Majority of the posters above me are stark illiterates.

The author of the book already asserted that his book is
Not in any way promoting homosexuality yet some dullards are still saying he should be arrested angry

Please learn to read before commenting...

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Adeoba10(m): 6:39am On Dec 03, 2016
14 years loading

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Tallesty1(m): 6:40am On Dec 03, 2016
Nigerians are already calling for his arrest. SMH

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by HIScraziness(m): 6:41am On Dec 03, 2016
I'm gonna read this book grin grin




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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Opharhe: 6:42am On Dec 03, 2016
Hmmmm. That'll give reading a whole new experience. I'll get the book.

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Tallesty1(m): 6:42am On Dec 03, 2016
abuayman:
The guy should be arrested
Why?

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by SadSongz: 6:43am On Dec 03, 2016
Like the
Last Days at Forcados High was on Lesb...

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by sarmiie(m): 6:44am On Dec 03, 2016
If I hear.......its all about money jare. Oga stand your ground

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by ednut1(m): 6:49am On Dec 03, 2016
adofuro jati jati, if u wan be gay do it in d confines of ur room. enuf of all this western nd media pple trying to make it all cool and shove it in our asses. mtcheeew

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by happney65: 6:50am On Dec 03, 2016
abuayman:
The guy should be arrested

Maka Why?

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by SadSongz: 6:53am On Dec 03, 2016
sarmiie:
If I hear.......its all about money jare. Oga stand your ground
I believe you just like Toke.

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by RullDee: 6:54am On Dec 03, 2016
A writter is authoritatively licencend to portray d happenin of his society in his literary work. At least to inform or educate. Keep on d gud work writer

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Nobody: 6:56am On Dec 03, 2016
SadSongz:
About time just like the one below but thruth be told as a guy I won't be able to read it.
Last Days at Forcados High was on Lesb
...

Not really

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Nobody: 6:56am On Dec 03, 2016
wtf is dat achievement dis guy must b part of d system

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by buharimustlive: 6:58am On Dec 03, 2016
He is a member of the Vaseline crew.

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by whizzler: 7:01am On Dec 03, 2016
phlamesG:
Majority of the posters above me are stark illiterates.

The author of the book already asserted that his book is
Not in any way promoting homosexuality yet some dullards are still saying he should be arrested angry

Please learn to read before commenting...
then what is he doing There is a law against homosexuality. What he has done is to drive the interest of his readers to want to engage in it. Studies have shown that with increase in the way western movies feature gay characters, youths going into such activities have multiplied geometrically. The guy us already an accessory

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by RullDee: 7:01am On Dec 03, 2016
Tallesty1:
Nigerians are already calling for his arrest. SMH
how? Is his book goin to do more damage dan dat of John Paden's who is bent on twisting history wich as such wil lead astray d coming generation n hide dem frm d truth n history of d land n its leaders?

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Nobody: 7:02am On Dec 03, 2016
phlamesG:
Majority of the posters above me are stark illiterates.

The author of the book already asserted that his book is
Not in any way promoting homosexuality yet some dullards are still saying he should be arrested angry

Please learn to read before commenting...
see you so you expect him to say otherwise wen he understand is in nigeria

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by ezra1990: 7:10am On Dec 03, 2016
abeg i'm hungry who get soup here coz na only eba dae here o....gay my foot.

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Icecomrade: 7:11am On Dec 03, 2016


Am still an advocate of people being allowed to express their sexual orientation.

Remove legal judgement and allow moral judgment to the dictate actions.



Gay law should be repelled


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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by UnknownT: 7:12am On Dec 03, 2016
abuayman:
The guy should be arrested
will his arrest lead us out of recession?

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by QuietHammer(m): 7:16am On Dec 03, 2016
abuayman:
The guy should be arrested
For a work of fiction?

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by hakim92(m): 7:17am On Dec 03, 2016
phlamesG:
Majority of the posters above me are stark illiterates.

The author of the book already asserted that his book is
Not in any way promoting homosexuality yet some dullards are still saying he should be arrested angry

Please learn to read before commenting...

And what did you expect him to say, did you expect him to say categorically that he's promoting homosexualiity with his book, in a country where the comtempt and resentment for the LGBT community is burning like a conflagration in the backwords of the north central during harmattan

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Re: Nigerian Author Highlights Gay Characters In New Novel by Lucasinho(m): 7:23am On Dec 03, 2016
ezra1990:
abeg i'm hungry who get soup here coz na only eba dae here o....gay my foot.
come n take Soured egusi souP.... grin

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