Thoughts on the short story collection…Okay, he spoiled some of it by telling the whole story but we forgive him 🙂 Well done Uchenna. You are doing your community proud. 🙂
Title:The Bottom of Another Tale
Author:Su’eddie Vershima Agema
Extent: 142 pages
THE BOTTOM OF ANOTHER TALE is a collection of short stories over 98% of which is told in the past tense. They are about disillusionment. They are about loss: loss of hope, loss of life and loss of the mind.
In this book, life is lived in retrospect. Many of the characters yearn for the lives long lost. Not that the past is paradisiacal, but it somehow has something the present hasn’t. Perhaps, it is sheer nostalgia. Besides, time has a way of romanticizing the past.
The most striking, for me, of the themes in this collection is that of faith. In The River’s Testament, we meet the educated Tombo who has become so westernized to the extent that he no longer considers…
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