Torn from his father and a loving sister, the young student Zuba is imprisoned for a crime he has not even thought about committing. His misfortune: to live in a world where corruption is rife and honest and law-abiding people are crushed by the wheels of a blind, unscrupulous bureaucracy. What seems at first to be an irksome judiciary misunderstanding gradually becomes a journey through the hell of Nigerian prisons. Only by showing the utmost daring and integrity will Zuba be able to regain his freedom.
Kachi A. Ozumba was born in Nigeria in 1972. He is a winner of the Arts Council England's Decibel Penguin Short Story Prize. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in many journals and anthologies. He lives in Newcastle where he is pursuing a research degree in literature/creative writing while working on his next novel.