BEHIND THE CLOSED WALL
About the Book
This literary piece is a fiction. The setting is in Maiduguri the capital of Bornu State in Nigeria. The Protagonist is Ahmed. The story line is about a young graduate whose mother took over the upkeep of her two sons after her husband Mr Peter lost his job and took to drinking ‘burukutu,’ a local drink in Northern Nigeria. At the height of abject poverty, the family struggled and survived with the petty trade of Mrs Peter who sold the local beans cake known as ‘akara’ or ‘quasai’ for the survival of the family. Meanwhile, Mr Peter lost control of himself as he went into depression drinking excessively. Then came the tragedy. Their locality was attacked by the die-hard Boko Haram terrorists group killing almost all the inhabitants. Mrs Peter and her two sons hid in the ceiling of their house. Mr. Peter was killed along with his friend the second day. Ahmed tried to break the chains of poverty after his father’s death by working very hard on his gift. He met Alhaji Sani who became his destiny helper and friend. Ahmed had some divine encounters with the Supersensible (God Almighty) through His Angel of Divine Presence. He was given several revelations from the realm of the spirit. It is these exposures that portray; Behind the closed wall.