By Okey Ndibe
This debut novel from the writer of the strong, universally acclaimed international Gods, Inc. seems at a woman’s drowning and the consequent research in an rising African nation.
In the rustic of Madia (based partly on Ndibe’s local Nigeria) a tender prostitute runs into the ocean and drowns. The final guy who spoke to her, the “madman” Bukuru, is requested to account for her final moments. whilst his testimony implicates the Madian military, Bukuru is arrested and charged together with her dying. on the first day of trial, Bukuru, appearing as his personal lawyer, counters those fees with allegations of his personal, talking not just of presidency complicity in a chain of violent attacks and killings, yet telling the court docket that the president of Madia himself is in charge of rape and homicide. The incident is hushed up, and Bukuru is shipped again to legal, the place he'll most probably meet his finish. yet a tender journalist manages to go to him, and jointly they trip via many years of heritage that remove darkness from Bukuru’s existence, and that of the whole state. A courageous and strong paintings of fiction, Arrows of Rain is a superb dramatization of the advanced components in the back of the near-collapse of a kingdom from essentially the most fascinating novelists writing at the present time.
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