Rabato Sabato aka Soni Dike is a Lagos big boy; a criminal turned grandee, with a beautiful wife, a seaside mansion and a questionable fortune. Then one day he disappears and his car is found in a ditch, music blaring from the speakers.Soni's older brother, Abel Dike, a teacher, arrives in Lagos to look for his missing brother. Abel is rapidly sucked into the unforgiving Lagos maelstrom where he has to navigate encounters with a motley cast of common criminals, deal with policemen intent on getting a piece of the pie, and contend with his growing attraction to his brother's wife.Carnivorous City is a story about love, family and just desserts but it is above all a tale about Lagos and the people who make the city by the lagoon what it is.
Toni Kan worked as a journalist for 5 years and rose to the position of editor at the age of 26, before moving into banking and telecoms. He is the author of 4 critically acclaimed works of fiction and poetry.Kan was the winner of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa literature prize (2009), awarded by the Association of Nigerian Authors. Kan, a managing partner at Radi8, an ideas company, is also publisher of sabinews.com and a fellow of the Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Civitella Ranieri and Yaddo. He lives in Lagos.