Damisola Akolade

Critic

Nigeria

Damisola is a feminist and an unrepentant arguer. She is also a top-notch infrastructure lawyer in the making and is a lover of (good) Nigerian fiction.

Oil on Water

Date: 16 May 2011 Category: Books
9.0 Rating
Prior to reading ‘Oil on Water’, Helon Habila had stolen my heart with his novel ‘Measuring Time’ (a review of this would be done later). Oil on Water was indeed worth the anticipation. Helon Habila is a fantastic writer and this book reiterates that fact. Oil on Water tells the story of a young journalist, Rufus, who has been plunged into a dangerous environment in search of the perfect story. The novel is s ...

Indigo

Date: 11 Jul 2013 Category: Books
5.0 Rating
To my surprise, upon opening the cover of this book, I “discovered” that it was a collection of short stories. I have never been a big fan of short stories (with the exception of Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them) as more often than not, I find the stories disjointed with no central theme or themes. This book was no different. The book begins with the titular story Indigo, about Idera who has been called barren by strangers because o ...