embrace of a leper
By Isaac Attah Ogezi

About this book

The history of the conquest of the old Northern Region of Nigeria by the British colonial forces is not complete without the story of resistance to foreign domination in Keffi, a town made famous by the murder of its first British Resident, Captain Moloney, by the intrepid warrior, Magaji Dan Yamusa, in 1902. This triggered a chain of events which culminated in the fall of Zaria, Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Sokoto to the British by the force of arms. Embrace of a Leper relives this historic encounter, pitching the major dramatic personae in a titanic battle for supremacy. Mr. Ogezi handles his subject with unusual dramatic dexterity and candour, bereft of prejudice. After over three decades in a land that has witnessed his tears and triumphs, Mr. Ogezi in this latest creative offering, pays a moving tribute. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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