The story covers an array of cultural influences that play into daily life of the Niger Delta region of Africa. The complexities of an infantile African society trying to find its identity in the post-colonial disaster, left behind when the mother-country abandoned it, are highlighted but often are left undeveloped. The story and characters often appear underdeveloped and left me wishing the author had more deeply explored the social structure surrounding the main story line. The main religious subject of the story has more to do with the Muslim influences of the region, rather than traditionally African religious and social customs; but the juxtaposition of Muslim and colonial culture to natural African culture is the main overt subject of the story.
Overall, if you are interested in post-colonial Niger Delta region African society you will be treated to a unique perspective and some insight into the cultural influences of the region. The story is worth reading just for the fact that it is part of a young, but maturing literary history in Africa.
I gave four stars due to the overall subject of African cultural affairs. But would give the writing, story and character development a three and a half.