Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ten top megacities in fiction

Chibundu Onuzo is the author of Welcome to Lagos. One of her top 10 megacities in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

This novel is set in old Delhi, in a crumbling family house in retreat from the louder, newer city outside. Every family has its own personal version of a national crisis and this is the Das family’s Partition story. Novels are not history books but there’s an emotional accuracy in this novel that shows how cities and countries can split over religious and cultural differences.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: nine of the greatest (worst) megacities in sci-fi.

--Marshal Zeringue