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romance of the regions
By Yas Niger
   

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A Nigerian story about its three major regional identities, lumping the three main tribes into three characters. The intricate romance that plays out reveals the appropriate situation. Complexities of the relationships of the characters reveal a country in need of the nationhood it spuriously identifies as its. Adudu is the unmarried Yoruba girl, from the almost coastal tribe, West of the Niger delta. Her spirited ancient clan is proud in its culture and rich in creativity as in wealth, at home as abroad, not caring about the calm but hapless folly they pointlessly embarks upon for outwards luxury. Ewu is a middle-aged single Igbo man, with wealthy prospects. An industrious half literate, culturally bond to his self-belief and attached to his fast eroding dominance of the densely forested Eastern lands he thinks he rules. He embodies the spirit of his dissident linage of strong willed people, hard to harness but easy to win over. Arabiyu is younger in many ways. A severally married Hausa lad with opinionated education. His clan of gifted tribesmen consist of traders, artisans and herdsmen, settled in the arid sub-Sahara up north, above the married rivers Niger and Benue. He isn’t in the habit of being pretentious about the sacredness of his linage. The narrator schooled with Adudu Wa, worked for years as a supervisor in Ewu Kwenu’s metal workshop and befriended Arabiyu Ab’Arewamaliki. Arabiyu met Adudu last and also wanted her for his third wife, before she became Ewu’s first wife. PLEASE RATE THIS BOOK Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to flag@okadabooks.com to report it

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