The Sojourner's Plight

The Sojourner's Plight

by Omowaiye David Leke


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The Sojourner's Plight explores the historical yet contemporary universal issue of religious conflict and violence. Michael, Uche, and Tunde are three friends from the Southern, Eastern, and Western parts of Nigeria respectively. Believing in unity and peaceful co-existence amongst tribes and religions, the basis upon which the country was forged, they settle down and start up their families in Gerinlafia-a town in the Muslim-populated Northern Nigeria.
For a while, things go on well with them until a Jihad breaks out and spreads through the North like wildfire. The thirst for Christian blood soon reaches Gerinlafia. And so in a town whose name denotes peace, brute violence is unleashed. Christians and non-northerners are brutally murdered for no reason save the faith they profess. The three friends are not spared as they all lose everything.
Two of them survive, and one returns with vengeance in his heart. He is hell-bent on settling a score, on making his Northern brothers feel the indelible pains their actions have seared into his heart-pains that the passage of time can never heal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482803655
Publisher: Partridge Africa
Publication date: 10/29/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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