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A maze. An innocence. A childhood. A year of discovery.
This tale unfolds in this little town, Akure, in western Nigeria, where these brothers are caught up in a whirlwind of growing up. Through their eyes, we experience Oli Ama, the river that runs through this village, a turbulent year, the stolen childhood, the strength that comes with family.
Chigozie Obieme weaves this delicate story with colourful characters and allows the reader to travel to that part of Nigeria.