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The Trials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka: A Review


The trials of brother Jero is a play. This book was The Readers Hut Book Clubs’ read for the month of March.

Now I’m not a fan of Wole Soyinka’s books, I love him but as a kid my dad bought his book “The Man Died”, if you have read that book, picture reading it as a kid, it was so hard,I couldn’t make headway with it, made me avoid his books.

This play is a satire as well as a weird and funny read. This book tells about the line between corruption and religion these days.

Brother Jero, a cunny prophet, a liar, who feels his only problem is avoiding the trap of women🤦, has to be the head prophet of the Beach prophets and does some crazy things to achieve this feat. He believes he is fighting corruption but is actually a corrupt prophet.

This book was quite fun, a light read, light play of words too because this is Wole Soyinka’s book, people😂😂, you always have to keep a dictionary handy. This book uses a light play of words with deep meaning.

A revelation sorta of things to come in the country Nigeria, currently here if I do say so.

Would recommend it to literary enthusiasts, if you are looking for a light, fun read.

Bye for now! ❤️❤️


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One thought on “The Trials of Brother Jero by Wole Soyinka: A Review

  1. I am not really a fan of Wole Soyinka probably because of his method of storytelling, it is always too stressful to understand. But, this looks like it’s going to be a fun read. Definitely going to check it out.

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