Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen

Fine Boys

Eghosa Imasuen

Ewaen and his group of friends begin university with optimism as young medical students. Yet campus life quickly becomes a place of unrest as rival gangs spell trouble for the teenagers. The university campus reflects the wider unrest taking place across Nigeria; providing an insight into the country’s past which I found troubling to learn about.

Extract

Catching my own reflection in his glasses, I laughed at the confraternities and their spokesmen and recruiters. Us, hard men? What a joke. We were just a couple of precocious sixteen-year olds – going on seventeen – out to have a good time. And if in the process we caught an education, the better for us.

Parallels
  • Night Dancer by Chika Unigwe
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare