Arrows of Rain

1,000

by Okey Ndibe

 

In the country of Madia (based in part on Ndibe’s native Nigeria) a young prostitute runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, the “madman” Bukuru, is asked to account for her last moments. When his testimony implicates the Madian armed forces, Bukuru is arrested and charged with her death. At the first day of trial, Bukuru, acting as his own attorney, counters these charges with allegations of his own, speaking not only of government complicity in a series of violent assaults and killings, but telling the court that the president of Madia himself is guilty of rape and murder. The incident is hushed up, and Bukuru is sent back to prison, where he will likely meet his end. But a young journalist manages to visit him, and together they journey through decades of history that illuminate Bukuru’s life, and that of the entire nation.

A brave and powerful work of fiction, Arrows of Rain is a brilliant dramatization of the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation from one of the most exciting novelists writing today.

Availability: Out of stock
Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
  • Additional information
  • Reviews (0)
  • About the author

Additional information

Book Author

Book Genres

,

ISBN

0435906577

Page Count

247

Year of Publication

Customers' review

5 stars 0
4 stars 0
3 stars 0
2 stars 0
1 star 0

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Arrows of Rain”

16 − nine =

 

Okey Ndibe teaches African and African Diaspora literatures at Brown University. He earned MFA and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at Connecticut College, Bard College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). He is the author of Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. He has served on the editorial board of Hartford Courant where his essays won national and state awards.
He lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children.

 

(From Wikipedia)

new logo for thebookdealerng

Hello There!

If you are looking for a take on life that isn't always pleasant; something real in this world of smoke and mirrors and access to the best bookish deals, you should totally sign up for our newsletter.

Welcome on board!