(From the publisher):
In an isolated village in Nigeria, an intersexual child is born, but the child’s mother instantly dies. Abandoned by the father at the age of seven, the nameless child is plagued by the isolation and loneliness created by the lack of a social role in the community. When the child receives the gift of omniscient sight, it learns of two young women, Kayinne and Onuwa, who despite poverty, subordination, and tragedies are still driven to influence their world. Through exploring the lives of these two women and that of other villagers, the child realizes that while lacking a defined role in society is a problem, it is even worse to not have the opportunity to choose the roles that dictate one’s life.
Original title: The Looming Fog
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives