Naked Light and the Blind Eye by Sanya OshaNaked Light and the Blind Eye by Sanya Osha

Naked Light and the Blind Eye

bySanya Osha

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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At the end of his tether, Solomon Wenku contemplates a life gone awry amid widespread postcolonial squalor. Tani enters his life supposedly as a contrast to his encroaching existential gloom only to speed up the pace of his total collapse. Sanya Osha’s cult novel beams a searchlight on what it feels like to survive personally and collectively in unyielding tropical malaise. This web of a narrative pits the rural versus the urban, tradition against modernity with a gallery of immortal characters and with a yearning that sings lushly of freedom.

Sanya Osha is the author of three other novels: Dust, Spittle and Wind (2011), An Underground Colony of Summer Bees (2012) and On A Sad Weather-Beaten Couch (2015). A Troubadour's Thread, a volume of poetry, was published in 2013. He resides in Pretoria, South Africa.
Title:Naked Light and the Blind EyeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:244 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.55 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956764205

ISBN - 13:9789956764204


Editorial Reviews

“Sanya Osha is one of those rare minds that effortlessly combine the philosophical, the literary and the artistic.” - Africa Review of Books/ Revue Africaine des Livres“Sanya Osha is a worthy countercultural pathfinder” -“Sanya Osha is one of the boldest and most distinctive voices in African writing today.” - Toyin Falola, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters“A bold and beautiful writer.” - Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters’ Street