“…let me tell you something nobody else will tell you, hunger is a very good thing. Our people do not know this that is why they remain poor…the thing pushes you to do something that you did not imagine you could do before… You are very lucky to be chosen…this thing that Yinka has brought you people for is not for people that are not hungry.”
The story unravels from the different points of view of four men – Donatus, Chidi, Osahon and Haruna – who suddenly find their fates tied to a certain consultant named Yinka. Theirs are stories of greed, love, ambition, unfulfilled dreams and the fear of failure.
Fresh, lucid and laced with just the right amount of humour- typical of the rich African story telling tradition, My Mind Is No Longer Here is as absorbing and compelling as it is remarkable. It tells the very important story of a generation of young Africans who are disillusioned by their reality but are daily being consumed by the illusions of life elsewhere.
- Amara Chimeka, Editor at PurpleShelves