When the colours rioted
When the colours rioted is a fictional love story between Aisha and Chike. The two have a million reasons not to be together and only one reason to be together. The book has 25,000 words and 12 chapters, full of sizzling experiences, deftly and beautifully written. More
SYNOPSIS of the Novel
Chimezie the first son of Agbanusi embarks on a tedious job search in which he keeps facing irksome situations. Later rising to the occasion and stepping into Agbanusi’s big shoes as an accountant working in a bank in Kano, a city in the northern region of the country where Muslims and Islam is predominant. The city and its people are stereotyped because of the religious crisis it has recorded in recent years. In one of the religious fracas so many lives and property were destroyed especially lives and properties of people who are of a different region and religion, the Southerners and the Christians are the worst hit in the violent attack that lasted for several days. Lives are wasted like water and humans cut down like trees. The family is again thrown into another mourning that leads to hatred, bitterness, resentments, and aversion for the people from the northerner region of the country and Muslims.
As no one has monopoly of violence, there were reprisal attack killing some northerners and Muslims that were residing in their region. Weeping and wailing rising to the highest heavens. Curses rend the air as the helpless bereaved families confirm their fears. A typical refugee camps crops up both in the northern and the southern regions because many are being rendered homeless. With curfew declaration, deployment of soldiers to the streets and coming to a round table meeting of the northern and southern leaders and various religious leaders the normalcy that took to its heels started returning like the dawn.
Inspite of the death of Chimezie the first son of late Agbanusi life must go on. With the mantle of leadership falling on Chike the second son who is just graduating from University of Nigeria Nsukka in the eastern region of Nigeria where he read Medical Laboratory Science. Chike goes to check his posting for the one-year compulsory National Youth service and discovers that he is posted to the same state in the Northern region of Nigeria that murdered his Brother Chimezie in cold blood. Once beaten twice shy. Chike feeling devastated on seeing his posting to the volatile region but much more he fears what her mother’s reaction will be, the trauma the news will bring her, her vehement refusal to let Chike go for the National service leads to the intervention of some people she has so much respect for. Reluctantly letting him go and handing him a couple of directives that he shall hold on to with his life. But after some days at the orientation camp Chike’s resolve is weakened, not out of rebellion but out of vulnerability and susceptibility of love. Chike falls in love with Chimamanda who later became Aisha. Aisha is everything that her mother warned him against but everything that Chike wants. As the days goes by Chike sees reasons to go against his mother’s directives, the need to break down the wall of discord and conflict between his people, the southerners, Christians and Aisha’s people, the northerners, the Muslims. He accepts the challenge to bring the change but much more to be that much desired change though it is not going to come easy.
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