Lomba’s writing while in prison, unravels the intertwined stories of seven characters whose lives feature during military rule in Nigeria, in the 1990s.
A poetic narration of the despair, depression, desperation and destitution of the people under dictatorship. The streets where students and residents of the state conduct peaceful protests turn into a war zone.
Habila’s writing paints the most gruesome pictures with such flair and mastery, that you can’t put the book down. The story also shows the people’s resilience and hope. Ordinary citizens, journalists, students, artists, poets protest, even with a hefty price they might pay for becoming dissenters.
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