Hope in Anarchy


Like any child, Ahoka has the right to dream and to hoppe. But he is the son of Solo, a poor ex-service man living under a bridge in Beku City. Due to lack of means, Ahoka finds his hope and dreams betrayed to the mosquitoes of Asabeni lagoon where he sleeps, the street of Beku which he roams, picking discarded bottles for sale to bottling companies, and the sands of Hacul beach where he fetches seawater for sale.

Order has failed the poor of the republic where government is a joke, where judges do not remember justice and the police have forgotten they are not armed robbers. Jokulo, an anarchist, wispers a secret into the ears of the poor, and from then on, hope in the republic is to be found only in anarchy.

This is the moving story of the innocence of hope and the tragedy of betrayal.

About Author
Born 24th September 1965, Kyuka Lilymjok erstwhile Adamu Kyuka Usman, hails from Bafai-Kanai. He is a professor of Law and lectures at the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Other published novels of the author include: The Butcher’s Wife, The Lord Mammon, The Dark Star North, and The Death of Eternity.