The 7 Best Books of March

Taduno’s Song, Okafe Atogun (Pantheon)
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Taduno’s Song, Okafe Atogun (Pantheon)

Debut novelist Atogun’s book is something of an homage to the Nigerian composer and activist Fela Kuti. It follows Taduno, an exiled musician who returns to Nigeria only to find that nobody remembers him or his singing, and that his longtime girlfriend has been kidnapped by agents of the mysterious and corrupt government. (Buy it here: amazon.com, $13 Kindle; $19 hardcover)