Uploaded by Jibril Lawal on October 28, 2015
Born on a Tuesday tells the tale of Dantala, a young boy who lives in Bayan Layi and studies in a Sufi school, far away from home. In the bloody aftermath of the elections he runs away and begins living in a mosque. Dantala slowly embraces the Salafism preached by his new benefactor, Sheikh Jamal. He falls in love with Sheikh’s beguiling daughter, Aisha, and tries to woo her without breaking the rules, against the backdrop of growing jihadist extremism.
Narrated in Dantala’s raw yet inquisitive voice, this astonishing debut novel explores brotherhood, religious fundamentalism and loss against the one of the most turbulent periods in contemporary Northern Nigeria.