Chibundu Onuzo Writing Styles in Welcome to Lagos

Chibundu Onuzo
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Point of View

Welcome to Lagos is told from the third person point-of-view in the past tense by an omniscient narrator. This means that the narrator has access to the thoughts, feelings, and background information of all principal characters in order to share them directly with the reader. The narrator does not focus on one character per chapter, but rather moves swiftly from one to the other, capturing their experiences and their reactions to events as they occurred. This is an effective narrative choice for a novel that features a larger cast of characters that each have their own distinct personalities and past traumas that inform their actions. Nevertheless, some preferences is shown to Chike, Ahmed, and Sandayọ, who are arguably the three main characters. This is partially due to the fact that these characters are often in locations that are far from one another. Chike's point-of-view often...

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