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Never quite the insider for launch thursday


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir, in Lagos on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

The event, set to draw the business, media and literary/arts community, is billed to hold at Terra Kulture, on Tiamiyu Salvage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 10:00am.

The book, described by the author as “his love affairs with Nigeria,” is partly a memoir, a travelogue and his management practice in corporate Nigeria.

The book touches on difficult and sensitive issues including, “corruption, ethnicity, multi-nationals’ complacency, and whether white men should wear traditional dress.”

The author said: “20 years of running multiple businesses in Nigeria qualifies me to write an instructive memoir…, I believe I have insights that have value. I should be able to throw in some humour and willingness to tackle controversial subjects of an unusual account of this misunderstood society and my love affair with it.”

From 2005 to 2007, Richard wrote a weekly column for the BusinessDay newspaper called, Outsider Inside. The columns were a mixture of business, social comment, humour and inevitably, politics.


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