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A vivid and visceral excursion into the margins of society from an exciting and important new literary voice. A Small Silence follows activist Prof on his release from prison, where he retreats into a life of darkness until a student named Desire begins to visit him, shaking him out of self-imposed exile.
"This lyrical debut novel by the Nigerian poet centres on an activist released from prison and an orphaned young woman"
A Small Silence feels like an act of literary disruption. Hypnotic, expertly crafted and full of subtle power, it challenges cultural norms around silence, darkness and solitude, leaving the reader changed in ways that are hard to define.