Embers by Soji Cole

Title: Embers

Author: Soji Cole

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 103

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Omojojolo Books

ISBN: 978-9789635348

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other bookstores nationwide

Short Description: “…the governor is coming tomorrow, and we have prepared another dance for him. He will get on the news again to announce all things that he had donated to the camp. The foreign aid team will come with their own supplies too. they will take pictures with us–and with all the things that have been donated to the camp. The newspaper will show our pictures smiling like we have been instructed to do by the camp officers when the pictures were taken. But then the store is always empty. The foods, the water, the drugs and even the mosquito nets disappear immediately their pictures have been taken. None of those things have legs! How did they walk away? The answer is simple. They took them!”

Embers is a drama of metaphor, and perhaps the dialogue captured above best illustrates the dilemma in that metaphor.

Category: Drama, Satire

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