From the suburb of Esa-Odo community in Osun state to the Army recruitment depot in Zaria and to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army into a long term awaiting trial at Abakaliki prison. Ojo Makanjuola is a victim of circumstance that must pass through terrible challenges in life to free himself and his mother from a seemingly cursed life. He lost his drunkard father at childhood; his mother was disowned and ostracized by her family for getting pregnant for a non Muslim and a palm wine tapper. A jobless mother and Son must toil hard to survive together; they have no one else to lean on. The mother plaits people’s hair for money.
Deborah Amadi had dreams and sweet fantasies about a great and comfortable future. Her parents were quite rich and generous; she was a student of the prestigious Command Secondary school Abakaliki. Things changed dramatically by the sudden death of her Father, Daddy did not write a will before his death because Chinedu the only Son did not come on time, he came as the seventh child. Uncle Amaechi took over Daddy's businesses as he was daddy's younger brother and the next of kin. The once united family was shattered like a flock of Sheep without a Shepherd. Mummy died in a psychiatric home, she lost her mind when she was accused and punished for the death of Daddy and with Uncle Amaechi taking possession of the only Son Chinedu and locking the Girls and their mother out of their family house
Dumped in the Village with an old partially blind retired prostitute grandmother, Bolaji’s mother went back to the big City to pursue her wild dreams. Without any guidance or mentor, Bolaji became a Village menace, hunting and scavenging for survival. He goes to the local primary school daily without food and returns to meet an empty kitchen. He goes into the bush to check on his traps for Rodents before proceeding to the market square to pick up edibles for food.
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