A REVIEW OF RASAQ MALIK’S ‘NO HOME IN THIS LAND’—BY ABDULWAHEED OLANIYI
For not less than four years, the country that claims to be the giant of Africa—Nigeria—has been battling with demonic terrors by insurgents, which has given the nation and its people different sobriquets. Many have died, stranded, abducted. Some are neither dead nor alive as their captors remain silent to tell the world about their live status. The feat of any terror is their feast. Especially in North-East Nigeria, everyone lives a horrendous life. The land is alien to the natives. The country is a precarious domicile for the peace loving citizens. Where is the home in this land? Perhaps to elucidate the plights of a common man in the northern part of the country, Rasaq Malik describes the predicaments of people in the North- East, in his chapbook, ‘NO HOME IN THIS LAND,’ lamenting the acrimonious experience people go through every time as a result of the bugbear Boko Haram insurgents plant in the land.
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