by Jideofor Adibe - £8.99 Adonis & Abbey Publishers LTD> (2003)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780954503703 | ISBN 10: 0954503708
Amid the smouldering tension of impending civil war, Pete Ogwu an his wife Teresa are forced to flee their home in western Nigeria, leaving behind a baby son and their housemaid. Adpoted by Madam Cash, Femi grows upto be an idealistic socialist writer, convinced that he is destined for greatness. Bimbo, the result of a fetish union between Ogso and a local madwoman, endures domestic brutality and prostitution, eventually seeking solace and redemption in a local religious group. Ogwo, by now a famous televangelist and founder of the fastest-growing Pentacostal church in Nigeria wants to help but ends up being involved.
Set against a backdrop of religious fervour, the intertwined lives of these family members are inexorably drawn to a shoking conclusion.
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