In Blackbird, writes Olofinlua Oyindamola, the rule of opposite reigns. Maya and her husband, Omoniyi, and their ailing son represent the have-nots while Nduesoh and her philandering British husband, Edward, represent the haves. Their society has a capitalist predilection. Yet, the poor do not rest on their oars, as they do all they can to emerge as petit-bourgeois.
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