Powerful, emotional and important
“sizzlingly brilliant, spooky and utterly gripping – and we don’t use those words lightly, you’ll definitely not want to miss “The Ghosts and Jamal” by Bridget Blankley.
A rich narrative touching on religion, terrorism and Nigeria’s internal conflicts, follows the story of a young orphan who is negotiating an unforgiving society.
It soon becomes clear that he has been living in a separate outhouse from his family on account of the “bad spirits” or rather his epilepsy that plagues him.
As he wanders around his family’s compound, he comes across red canisters leaking yellow gas, which he works out were the weapon that killed his family.