The book Suksuku Revisited . . . is a diverse collection of the stories, folk tales, and maƙumđla đza đza that the Bura people of Northeastern Nigeria use to transmit their cultural milieu, belief systems, and the supernatural to their youth. The book is permeated with how the tribe interacts with and is solely dependent upon the power and magnanimous symbiotic character of the creator, Ĥŷel Ǩaƙa (Grandpa/Ma God). This is most obvious in chapters 1, 7, and 9.
At other times, the tribe uses animals to express those values and social mores they intend to pass on; these are reflected in chapters 6, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22, 26, and 29. Social conflicts are often resolved through the supernatural or other arcane powers of the shaman, such as in chapters, 2, 8, 10, 24, 27, and 28.
Suksuku Revisited . . . opens a door—which, until now, may have been closed to the outsider—into the tribal thoughts of the Bura people with regard to their conception of creation, the supernatural, and the symbiotic relationship between the creator and his people.