Dust, Spittle and Wind
114 Pages
English
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114 Pages
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Dust, Spittle and Wind is a story of youth, dreams of innocence and transcendence told within a postcolonial setting. It follows Olu Ray, the main character of the novel through a bitter-sweet journey of loss and self-realisation. The novel focuses on the final moment before actual emotional maturity when dreams either become flowers of brilliance or cold ashes. The novel describes the cold hand of fate as it swings between both extremes. Olu Ray eventually survives at the price of the abrupt loss of his innocence. The book teems with colourful characters and the blistering heat of the physical terrain appears to mirrors the lush sexuality on display. It explores the nature of taboo, the frustrations caused by it and the compulsions it provokes. In Sanya Osha's telling, society seems to be on the verge of irreparable breakdown but somehow manages to pull itself back from the abyss. The tension that runs through the novel is relentless but then, there is also much tenderness and subtlety that balances everything out. This is unquestionably a feat of powerful artistry. It deservedly won the Association of Nigerian Authors' Prize for prose in 1992.

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Published 01 April 2011
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EAN13 9789956579693
Language English
Document size 6 MB

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DUST, SPITTLE & WIND SANYA OSHA
DUST, SPITTLE & WIND is a story of youth, dreams
of innocence and transcendence told within a postcolonial
setting. It follows Olu Ray, the main character of the novel
through a bitter-sweet journey of loss and self-realisation.
The book teems with colourful characters and the blistering
heat of the physical terrain appears to mirror the lush
sexuality on display. It explores the nature of taboo, the
frustrations caused by it and the compulsions it provokes.
In Sanya Osha’s telling, society seems to be on the verge of
irreparable breakdown but somehow manages to pull itself
back from the abyss. The tension that runs through the novel is
relentless but then, there is also much tenderness and subtlety
that balances everything out. This is unquestionably a feat
of powerful artistry. It deservedly won the ASSOCIATION
OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS’ PRIZE for prose in 1992. Dustust, SpiSpitttle le
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SANYA OSHA is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Naked & W& Windind
Light and the Blind Eye. In 2000, he was a recipient of a PRINCE CLAUS
AWARD. He lives in South Africa.
Langaa Research and Publishing
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Bamenda Sanyaa Osha OshaNorth West Region
Cameroon





Dust, Spittle and Wind





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