With incredible compassion and the effortless fineness of natural storytelling, the author knitted together the life of Chioma, the main character in the turbulence of modern Lagos.
Chioma lived in the United States and was a young woman adopted from Nigeria as a child. She traveled to Nigeria to explore her roots and find her birth mother. Chinedu is a friend she had connected with while in Lagos, and he showed her around Lagos and why it was the mega city of Africa. She later discovered that Chinedu and his friend, Tobi, were involved in internet fraud, which later got her into trouble with the police. Chioma’s boss, Ronald, is a white American born in Warri, Nigeria, so he travels to Nigeria to help Chioma. Chioma felt that her association with Chinedu and Tobi was a distraction in finding her birth mother and would tarnish her image and that of her father, who was to become the next Senate President of Nigeria. Chioma later discovered she was a product of a baby factory and child harvesting in Nigeria. She wouldn’t give up on finding her birth mother.
Omalicha of No Nation is a unique and thought-provoking novel that explores many important themes. It is a story of moral responsibility, fraud, relationships, wealth, power, class, race, identity, and child harvesting and baby factories in the southern region of Nigeria. The author does an excellent job of bringing these complex issues to life and making them relevant to the reader.
Omalicha of No Nation is a powerful and moving novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It is a story that will make you think about the world differently.