Diaries of a Dead African [The Audiobook]



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  1. Written & narrated by: Chuma Nwokolo
  2. Release Date: 31st July, 2021
  3. Length: 6 hours.
  4. Unabridged Audiobook.
  5. Language: English
  6. Published by: Gwandustan.

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or Buy the Audiobook for Meme’s Diary here


This is an audiobook of Chuma Nwokolo’s classic 2003 novel, Diaries of a Dead African, a novel in three diaries written by an embattled farmer, Meme Jumai, and his two sons, Abel (failed writer) and Calama (aspiring conman). Funny and idiosyncratic, Diaries presents an authentic face of a private dilemma with universal and tragic dimensions. A condensed version of Meme’s Diary was published by London Review of Books. In 2002 it was translated into Italian for a special edition of Internazionale featuring their three best stories from around the world.

  • Written & narrated by: Chuma Nwokolo
  • Release Date: 31st July, 2021
  • Length: 6 hours.
  • Unabridged Audiobook.
  • Language: English
  • Published by: Gwandustan

Can’t wait for the Complete Audiobook? Download the Ebook here, 

or Buy the Audiobook for Meme’s Diary here

3 reviews for Diaries of a Dead African [The Audiobook]

  1. Ann-Platinum


    I bet you’ve never had the chance to read someone else’s diary. Fortunately there is one out there belonging to Meme Jumai and his sons you would wanna check out.

    There were instances I laughed so hard while reading, I wondered if anyone thought I was crazy.

    Meme Jumai’s hunger pangs shows you what people are capable of doing on an empty stomach. His son Calamatus and his fraudulent schemes with Abel’s continual struggles to make something meaningful out of his life will give you a good laugh.

    An interesting read, you definitely need to get a copy for yourself!


  2. Mona Quartey


    I just finished reading this book and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I laughed from my belly, rolled around laughing every time I remembered Stella’s love letter to Joe !!! This book made me happy and I loved the language of Meme and Calama Jumai. Chuma, well done and thank you for giving me a wonderful time exercising my lungs. I know what to read any time I need a lift. It truly deserves all the five stars and even more. A truly gifted writer.

  3. Wale

    Ever come across a book that you read and thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend to anyone and everyone whether or not they were interested? Well, this is one of them. The best writing I’ve come across from a Nigerian/African author in a long time- no surprise there since I don’t read much from the continent because of my own in-grained suspicions of an archaic writing style and thematic pre-occupations that have failed largely to evolve with changing times and keep pace with socio-cultural changes on the continent.
    The writing style and approach are nothing but breaths of fresh air. You should read this book, whoever you are.

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