The Road to the Country

An extraordinary coming-of-age story following a university student in Lagos who decides to search for his missing brother, lost in the chaos of Nigeria’s civil war.

In 1950s Nigeria, a bereaved seer embarks on a visionary journey into the future of a child yet unborn. That boy, Kunle, is a university student in Lagos burdened with a guilty conscience and who sets out to rescue his missing brother from Biafra, a country at war, only to find himself conscripted to fight in one of the most devastating and under-examined conflicts of the 20th century.