Haunting, intensely lyrical, its canvas teeming with unforgettable weirdos, The Remains of the Last Emperor is a memorable portrait of the last moments of a mad tyrant and the extraordinary events leading to his final extermination. A spellbinding narrative on power dementia, this novel reveals that not even the most crafty ruler can win against an enraged populace and that a determined people can unseat any tyrant. The book is a powerful political fable from the author of the award-winning book, The year of the Locusts.
About the Author
Adebayo Williams is an acclaimed African intellectual, award-winning journalist, writer, critic, translator, anthropological consultant and political theorist. The Remains of the Last Emperor is his third novel.
Adebayo Williams has taught in universities in Africa, Europe and America and currently divides his time between these three continents.