A genre-breaking novel from a powerful new African voice
It’s the ‘Year of Return.’ Black diasporas from around the world are being encouraged to make a pilgrimage to a small country in West Africa to connect with their African roots.
Three African-American friends, Elton, Vincent and Scott arrive to join in the festivities and to be educated about Ghana's colonial past. They are also there to explore the capital’s underground queer scene. The novel is narrated by their two guides: Nana, the voice of tradition and religious principle, and Kobby, the friends’ way into Accra's secret gay culture. No One Dies Yet is a shocking and unsettling tale of murder that is at times funny, at times erotic, yet always outspoken and iconoclastic.
Kobby Ben Ben proves in this his first novel that he is set to become one of the most prominent new voices to emerge in this decade.
Kobby Ben Ben
Kobby Ben Ben, born in Ghana, spends his time reviewing books as well as curating books for his African Book Club, Ghana Must Read. His eccentric Instagram book blog. @bookworm_man, has caught the attention of Booker Winner Bernardine Evaristo and other celebrated writers such as Maaza Mengiste and Petina Gappah. When he isn't writing poetry masked as prose or anticipating Michaela Coel's next project, he's most passionate about discovering debut writers of colour whose stories shed light on underrepresented languages and cultures. No One Dies Yet is his first novel.