in the course of the wet season of 1995, within the bustling city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's existence is disrupted by way of the surprising disappearance of seventeen-year-old Paul Utu, liked brother and son. As they grapple with the unexpected lack of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and relocating trip of colossal strength which alterations their lives ceaselessly and shatters the delicate surroundings in their as soon as ordered family members. Ajie, the youngest sibling, is careworn with the guilt of getting obvious Paul final and confident that his vanished brother used to be betrayed in the past. yet his look for the reality uncovers hidden relations secrets and techniques and reawakens outdated, lengthy forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and frenzied scholar protests function a backdrop to his pursuit.
In a story that strikes seamlessly backward and forward via time, Ajie relives a visit to the family's ancestral village the place, jointly, he and his relations hearken to the myths of the way their humans settled there, whereas the villagers argue over the mysterious corporation, who chanced on oil on their land and may do whatever to assure help. because the tale builds in the direction of its beautiful end, it turns into transparent that just once previous and current come to a crossroads will Ajie and his kin eventually locate the solutions they've been looking for.
And After Many Days introduces Ile's spellbinding skill to tightly weave jointly own and political loss until eventually, necessarily, the 2 threads develop into approximately indistinguishable. it's a masterful tale of adolescence, of the fragile, advanced stability among the robust and the powerless, and a searing portrait of a group because the outdated order supplies strategy to the new.
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