There is nothing as entertaining as reliving some forlorn events. This account is of some events that a young man thought he had lost, but in fact, they are alive in retrospect, in his psyche, and his personality. For him to be able to bring back this vivid recreation of the past and to make it alive are the handiwork of a gifted craftsman with great imagination and a vivid sense of history and emotional balance.
Anyone who had witnessed the Nigerian Civil War at the Asaba/Illah axis would really feel this genuine rehearsal of the events as if they happened just a few days ago. Festival and Civil War: The Agony of a Seven Year Old is a book of legacy.