A pupil of a primary school in a backwater African village tells the story of his enigmatic and inspiring headmaster with verve and haunting realism. From the headmaster's refined manners and cultivated appearance to his father-figure image that inspires discipline in his pupils, Bamai the protagonist of this moving story full of homespun wisdom, living anecdotes and pastoral allegories provokes a stalgia and reminiscence of a lost past and incence we all strive to regain - a lost past and incence this epic tale gives an opportunity to live again.
Born on Sept. 24 1965, Adamu Kyuka Usman hails from Bafai Kanai, Kaduna state. He holds a Ph.D degree in law and lectures at the Faculty of Law Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Writing with passion and touching simplicity, the author he tells a story that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining; a story that lifts your spirit as you leaf through its pages.