Stranger in His Homeland completes the long-awaited trilogy of Linus Asong's fictitious village of Nkokoko Small Monje, separately treated in The Crown of Thorns and its sequel A Legend of the Dead. However, it leads us back t to events after A Legend of the Dead, but to the crisis that created the passionately exciting The Crown of Thorns. Honest, enthusiastic, arrogant and self-righteous, Antony Nkoaleck, the first graduate of his tribe means well. But his society, entrenched in corruption, sees things differently and therefore judges him according to its own rms. Just one or two errors on Antony's part are eugh to cost him his job with the government, the coveted throne of Nkokoko Small Monje, and finally his life. It is a sad story, strongly reminiscent of Myshkin's fate in Dostoevysky's vel The Idiot, a story in which the Russian velist vividly shows the inability of any man to bear the burden of moral perfection in an imperfect world.