City of Good Death is a work of fiction inspired by the author’s own experiences living and working in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The novel tells the story of Zackie Tshikala, a young Congolese man who moves to Kinshasa in search of opportunity and finds himself caught up in the city’s shady underworld. With its richly drawn characters and vivid descriptions, City of Good Death provides an intimate glimpse into life in Africa’s most populous city.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to know what it’s like to live in Kinshasa. It has great detail about the culture, people, and city itself.
- The author’s intimate knowledge of the city and its people shines through in the richly drawn characters and vivid descriptions.
- The story is full of suspense, making it a page turner.
- The novel provides an insightful look into life in Africa’s most populous city.
- The book is poorly edited, with numerous errors throughout
- The plot is slow and tedious
- The author’s bias towards the Congolese people often makes for uncomfortable reading
Learn more about the author
Chris Lloyd is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked in Africa for the past fifteen years. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, BBC Travel, Telegraph Magazine, and various other publications. He is the author of City of Good Death.
“City of Good Death is a well written and fast paced book that brings to life the seedy underworld of Kinshasa. It’s full of interesting characters, tense action scenes, and vivid descriptions that make you feel like you’re right there in the thick of it.”
“City of Good Death is a well written, dark and gritty tale set in the Congo. It’s full of interesting characters and provides great insight into life in Kinshasa. I really enjoyed it!”
“City of Good Death is a dark and atmospheric novel that provides an eye-opening look at life in Kinshasa. Chris Lloyd’s writing brings the city to life, creating a gritty and haunting world that is full of surprises.”
“City of Good Death is a compelling, dark tale set against the gritty backdrop of Kinshasa. Chris Lloyd has an eye for detail and a gift for storytelling that brings this atmospheric novel to life.”