My new novel, The World Turned Upside Down, was reviewed by Andrew Stone on RS21’s website. This is an extract from the review and below are details where to order the book – published by Books Farm House & Publishers based in Ibadan, Nigeria. 

The World Turned Upside Down“In Leo Zeilig’s recent novel, the global elite are targeted for murder amid a growing social upheaval that sweeps the central character around the world. Andrew Stone reviews this focused and ‘righteously angry’ book.

The super-rich are scared. A wave of ‘One Percent Murders’ are targeting the wealthiest, most detestable capitalists. And even worse, for them, than these terroristic assassinations, is that the exploited are beginning to collectivise and resist.

Set in a world very similar to our own, but with the notable difference that a global viral pandemic hit in 2004 (perhaps a more deadly SARS outbreak?), the novel is narrated by Bianca Ndour, a superstar radical academic. While there are some notes of Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy and Angela Davis, Ndour is a compelling, flawed character in her own right. The daughter of a Senegalese mother and Scottish oil worker, she is brought up in a privileged Shell compound in Nigeria, educated by family readings of Walter Rodney’s classic How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and trips to the outside world with her pidgin-speaking ‘aunty’, Fawari…”

Read the full review here

The World Turned Upside Down can be purchased on the website of the Abuja based socialist bookshop Iva Valley Books