Praise for Nigerians in Space
Fast-paced, well-written and packed with insight and humor. Olukotun is a very talented storyteller.
Nigerians in Space is a taut thriller about a fictional Nigerian space program... Once the book arrived, I read through most of it that evening and finished it later the next morning. Nigerians in Space deserves not only to be rediscovered (or perhaps discovered), but should rightfully garner a seat at the table with The Martian and Station Eleven.
Nigerians in Space is a tale of African intellectuals abroad falling into a dramatic bid to return home and grab a place in the space race for the sake of patriotism and pride.
A crime thriller that is out of this world.
Nigerians in Space is so much a novel of our time that it helps us track how far we’ve come from mid-century African novels.
A madcap first novel that unravels like a spy thriller.