About the book:
African Romance is eloquent poetry in dialogue, the intriguing outcome of an estranged relationship. Tormented by a neglecting husband, Mallama uncharacteristically lashes out.
Taunted by the profligate infidelity of her spouse and the outright ignorance of her kinsmen, she reproves the society … lamenting her woes as it were.
The conversational style of the elegy, turns and twists to a dénouement of wilful separation … he to his philandering, she into the warm embrace of a cocooned admirer. The universal hopelessness if the romance is aptly captured by a dim-wit.