Monday, November 07, 2016
Reader's Diary #1409 - Mohammed Naseehu Ali: Mallam Sile
Mohammed Naseehu Ali's "Mallam Sile," set in Ghana, is full of wondrous imagery, most of it describing the titular character. Then, about halfway through, the story switches and seems to focus on his new bride. But, in case you were missing Mallam Sile, the two come together— in the most perfect way— at the end.
For a story that seems to dwell in characters, the plot is surprisingly compelling and raises a lot of questions about theological determinism versus free will.