Hidden Haloes: a lamp under the bed by Emeka Okpara

Hidden Haloes: a lamp under the bed

byEmeka Okpara

Kobo ebook | April 27, 2014

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Barile’s mother, Rosemary, had gotten used to frictions in her marriage, but she didn’t know what hit her when her husband left one morning with his usual briefcase in one hand as though to work and never returned; not in her lifetime. Her first son, Barile, had to grow up quickly to be a father to his only brother, and a husband to his frail mother in a city set on black gold where impossible could be used to describe the gap between the rich and the poor. With no education and no skill, he had only the street wisdom he picked mostly under the traffic light at garrison roundabout (where he spent his childhood hawking banana) which was grossly inadequate in the face of rather unstable and harsh government policies.

The government policies may not have been specifically targeted at the family Tosan abandoned, but the policies hit them right in between the eyes all the same. It took the unbelievable benevolence of the Johnsons to bring hope close to Barile, his mother and his younger brother. A benevolence Barile’s kinsmen had to look more closely into when Barile’s mother died in shady circumstances under the roof of the Johnsons.

However, the death of Barile’s mother did not surprise him half as much as the re-appearance of his father… and his father’s attempt to destroy his chances of happiness again.

Title:Hidden Haloes: a lamp under the bedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 27, 2014Publisher:Mindex Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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