A Start from the End
This is a play, a tragicomedy. The story centers around a lazy and troublesome middle-aged man called Akanji who spends most of his days drinking palm wine with his close friend Karimu. His next-door neighbor, Iya-Agba was a nuisance to him as the woman always seem to call his bluff anytime. Akanji later met his waterloo when he decided to settle down with a lady who at first took him for a rich man. In order to maintain his authority at home, he got involved in ritual money which backfired as he later broke the rules laid down by the herbalist. This was because Akanji’s wife, being a former lover to Akanji’s driver, unknown to Akanji, continued the love affair under his roof. Though the secret was later revealed, he was helpless about the situation as his wife threatened to expose the secret behind his riches. This made him break the rule laid down by the herbalist which resulted in his blindness. He was later assisted by Iya-Agba who led him to a cleric that helped in restoring his sight and who warned him not to go close to any of his ill-gotten wealth again. Disobedience to this warning led to the death of his close friend Karimu, his wife, his mother-in-law and his driver. The story teaches about hard work.
Author : Dele Omolaolu
Published : 2019
Book Type : Book
Category : Fiction
Number of Pages : 51

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