Nyambi Nyambi takes listeners on a rollicking outsized adventure as he narrates Killens's posthumously published novel. Hoping to connect to "the Motherland," Jimmy Jay Leander Johnson travels to the People's Democratic Republic of Guanaya, a tiny African country whose natural resources have attracted international interest. When a plot to assassinate the prime minister is discovered, Jimmy--a dead ringer for said prime minister--is strong-armed into traveling to the United States in his place. In tones that perfectly match Killens's outrageous and acerbic rhetoric, Nyambi gives voice to the buffoonish politicians, simpering celebrities, and despicable racists whom Jimmy meets on his journey. Although this is a lengthy audio, listeners will be captivated by Nyambi's nimble pacing and spot-on interpretation of Killens's satirical wit. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780063079625 $36.99
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