Storybook Reviews recently posted about my new novel, A Love Story for a Nation. The post also included an exclusive excerpt. Below is an excerpt of the excerpt. Do head over to the Storybook Reviews and check out the complete post:
“Standing firm. In the native dialect of the Banti hill tribe, Meneshmi Bula means ‘standing firm’,” offered Gerald.
“This man is a walking metaphor. A literary reference who has come to life,” continued Horace, pointing at Meneshmi.
“But why would you choose that name, Meneshmi?” asked Sonni.
“It’s not difficult to guess,” said Gerald, feeling uncomfortable and regretting his decision to visit.
Horace shook his head in disbelief. “He’s an example of the young, uneducated saps whose only schooling comes through the current system of modern manipulation-matriculation. Don’t worry, Sonni. It’s not your fault.” He turned back to Gerald. “Can you believe what these people learn these days? Sonni was telling me about a class he takes called, ah…”
“That’s it, Patriotic Socialization and the… what was that? The crappiness of…”
“Patriotic Socialization and Citizen Contribution.”
“Yes, exactly. What a young memory he has! Let’s hope he’s half as clever when he becomes an engineer. Have you covered two plus two yet?”