There's one newly written book
that's getting almost everybody's attention now in Nigeria! The book titled
'HONEY AND MAGGOTS' has been described as a book packed with comprehensive
information about life, culture, and
human existence, in general.
This book was written by a
seasoned female lawyer, Adejoke Adeosun, aka Sisi Caro.
Before we take you far, let's give you the synopsis of the book.
revolution wasn't really a first occurrence in Nigeria and its African
counterparts. In the 19th century, there were those bold ones who had dared to
question the order of things, demanding what was rightfully theirs; but these
were suppressed, their rights subjugated. Some were tortured, set up, and some
never lived to tell another tale of their struggles for freedom.
In the 20th century, a
resurgence of the "Sorosoke" syndrome surfaced, albeit in a category
of persons who had previously lost interest in politics and governance, and who
the politicians didn't imagine could rise. The Youths!!! These arose with a
surge of energy so intense and fierce defying the order of tribal differences
and religious beliefs, unified by one single cause: a demand for good
governance, the respect for human rights, and the desire to speak and be heard.
Amid this revolution, Nigeria was battling against a worldwide pandemic that
had cast a shadow of despair, fear, and uncertainty on the world. The African
countries were expected to be the worst hit given the fact that they were
mostly characterized as "developing countries" lacking adequate
structures that were the norm in developed countries. Nigeria wasn't left out
of this prediction, and the fear of how the pandemic would later play out was
palpable in the zealous efforts of caution displayed in most quarters.
A revolution and a pandemic was
not an easy combination and the stories of Dimeye, Patrick, Bolu, Abdul,
Kunmi, Julia, Aisha, Wade, and Mama
Nana, unfold in the midst of it all relating to salient issues that are part of
us, cultural inclinations, the pressure on couples yet to have their
offsprings, male child molestation and rape (an issue that is rarely
discussed), the frustrations of a failing government, the military era of
terror, the unifying euphoria of football, romance, fear, uncertainty, loss,
grief and tragedies. The expressions of nature in the characters' past
experiences describe the serenity and beauty of the old times, how things were
seemingly good before the manifestation and expressions of civilization and
The characters in this plot
have different stories and different experiences that are relatable and
practical yet they are connected by a cord - the price and sacrifices that come
to play with the ineptitude and failure of government and the consequent
results from the continuous desire for the political class to rule, subjugate,
oppress and thwart the very essence of democracy.
The sorosoke revolution was a
good thing, and it is still a good thing, but was it worth the sacrifice and
cost that came with it? Find out in this book, Honey and Maggots", and see
for yourself how in one breath, something which seemed good could, in reality,
be riddled with pain and evil".
Presently, the book is on
Amazon ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BHTG74VN ) or (
https://rhbooks.com.ng/product/honey-and-maggots/ ). The book will be launched
officially 20th of May, 2023.
Synopsis of The Book
"Honey and Maggots" was
written by Tayo Awotiku