Kano in the nineties was a city known for its endless religious violence which left many dead or wounded, houses burnt and a general feeling of distress on its masses. Murtala’s family lived in this extremely hot city.
Imasuen’s Fine Boys is a tale about university life in the nineties drawn from the experiences of Ewaen and his friends. The Nigerian universities of the time, were characterised by incessant strikes both from the academic and non-academic staff unions, which regularly disrupted the academic calendar. The victim of one of many such strikes, Ewaen is [...]
Weaverbird is an anthology, which features stories that are rich in themes easily identifiable to the reader. The fourteen stories cut across race and gender with writers as varied as Ike Oguine, Ayodele Arigbabu, E.C. Osondu, Tade Ipadeola, Tolu Ogunlesi to mention a few. The themes include racism, self-hate, love, homosexuality, fables, and friendship.
Chimeka Garricks deals with one of the major challenges facing Nigeria, namely the oil militancy in the Niger-Delta. Through the lives of four friends, he explores the origin of the oil militancy issue and the role of self-serving politicians and rulers who sell out their people for money. He describes how for many Nigerians living in the Niger-Delta, the tomorrow indeed, died yesterday due to the action of these greedy elders. This is a thought provoking book – one that, however, makes clear that violence is not the solution to the problems faced by the Niger-Deltans.
Set in the early 1980s, the book portrays a country undergoing a revolution with the writer predicting what happens when the black majority overthrow their white rulers. Gordimer imagines a South Africa, where the blacks have revolted against the white minority, with help from neighboring African countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique. Houses are set on fire, industries are burnt, and white South Africans are being killed in droves.