All posts by Adebiyi Olusolape

Tori Don Worhwor

By Adebiyi Olusolape


  • Title: Sozaboy
  • Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Publisher: Saros International Publishers
  • Number of pages: 186
  • Year of publication: 1985
  • Category: Fiction

At the end of the novel Sozaboy, the protagonist, the man-child named Mene, has become a ghost. He has become not a ghost of himself but a proper ghost, a proper wraith, an evil spirit. That is what the people of Dukana, his hometown, believe. More…

Repetitions in a Gory History

By Adebiyi Olusolape


  • Title: After They Left
  • Author: Edify Yakusak
  • Publisher: Kurdan Publishing
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: Fiction

Damaging and deeply painful, the history and contemporary reality of communal violence in Nigeria has generated not only loss and then more loss but also discussions, critical debate over terms like ‘settlers’ and ‘indigenes’, over ‘animist’, ‘atheist’, ‘christian’ as well as ‘muslim’. Every bout of violence warrants an historical excursion to the last time there was a ‘crisis’, a ‘riot’, a ‘clash’ as well as the crisis/ riot/ clash before that last clash/ riot/ crisis. More…