Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English

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Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English
Sozaboy Cover.jpg
First Edition Cover
AuthorKen Saro-Wiwa
LanguageEnglish / Nigerian Pidgin English
GenreAnti-war novel
PublisherSaros International Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, more commonly known as Sozaboy, is an anti-war novel by the late author and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, published in 1985.

The novel takes place during the Nigerian Civil War. The main character, Mene, has a naïve impression of soldiery. It will make him an adult, it will attract the attention of Agnes, and he will have a great uniform to impress everyone back in the village (Dukana), will sing songs while drilling, and will eat three meals a day without worry. However, once he joins, he slowly realizes differently; going for days without food is very difficult.