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The theme of love is inexhaustible; there are different dimensions to how it is depicted in fictional works over the years. In recent times, I have questioned it, through the eyes of Roy and Celestial in Tayari Jones ’ The American Marriage . I have marveled at its audacity in the abominated affair between Hajiya Binta and Reza in Abubakar Ibrahim Adam ’s Season of Crimson Blossom . I have even had my heart gutted in the unforgettable characters of Sira and Kaodini in Chimeka Garrick ’s A Broken People’s Playlist . However, the kind of love and its many forms vividly represented in Bolatito is soothing, shattering, and at the same time heart-warming. You can tell I’m having a book hango... Full story

22 January