'Remarkable' Alice Walker
'A major new African writer' Salman Rushdie
At first the vision is grainy—like something seen through wet glass. But slowly it clears, and there appears the figure of a man.
When a country is plunged into civil war, two brothers on either side of it are divided. They will try to find their way back to each other. Kunle's search for his sibling becomes a journey of atonement which sees him conscripted into the army to fight a war he hardly understands. Once there, he will forge friendships to last a lifetime, and he will meet a woman who will change his world forever.
The story of a young man seeking redemption in a nation of fire, Chigozie Obioma's novel is an odyssey of brotherhood, love and unimaginable courage set during the Biafran War. Intertwining myth and realism into a thrilling, inspired and emotionally powerful novel, The Road to the Country is a masterpiece.