'Nothing interests Maman today, not even Jean, her favorite child
...She acts dumb, bewitched, like a goat that the neighborhood
children have fed sorghum beer.' These extraordinary stories centre
on African conflicts as seen through the eyes of children and
describes their resilience and endurance in heartbreaking detail.
From child trafficking to inter-religious conflicts, Uwem Akpan
reveals in beautiful prose the resilience and endurance of children
faced with the harsh consequences of deprivation and terror.