Synopsis(as seen on the back cover of the book)
Burning Grass is an enthralling tale of Northern Nigeria where, when the grass is burnt on the plains, the Fulani cattlemen move southwards towards the banks of the Niger. Mai Sunsaye, the hero of the story, is afflicted with the sokugo, the wandering sickness, and his experiences and those of his herdsmen make a fascinating tale

My Thoughts on the book
Does anyone (Nigerian ofcourse) remember 'Tales By Moonlight'? I think it was aired on Sundays and I, personally, loved ALL the stories narrated, and acted out.

When I started reading this book, it reminded me of something BUT I couldn't remember what!!! I couldn't follow the story because of the way it was written... THEN IT HIT ME!!! I had to imagine this being acted out in a 'Tales By Moonlight' way! Honestly, this changed the book for me completely!!! The bad English (spoken by the characters) felt natural, the disjointedness(is there such a word? LOL!) of the scenes- some characters were mentioned suddenly without being introduced, EVERYTHING!!!

I think what I am going to do is read this again in a couple of months... because I should have started the book all over again when I had this 'Tales By Moonlight' revelation instead of continuing... does this make sense to anyone?

Anyway, to summarise - This was a good story, readers should bear in mind that conversations are not held in perfect english... be open minded. Have this in mind, and you'll actually find the book interesting! I will definitely read it again and I am sure I will find it even more interesting the second time round!

Happy New Year!!!

I went to Lagos and searched for books to buy, I currently have these in my possession:

Iska by Cyprian Ekwensi
Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
Ake by Wole Soyinka
Yellow-Yellow by Kaine Agary

I am expecting to recieve Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in the post in the next few days. I had to buy it on Amazon 'cos I couldn't find it anywhere(where I had the time to check) in Lagos...

What book am I going to read first? I am spoilt for choice :-)

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