By Charlse Nelson.
A group identified as, Concern Christian Body of Nigeria, CCBN, took to the street of Abuja to protest against Onyeka Nwelue’s recent book, “A Country of Extraordinary Ghosts”, CCBN maintained that the said book poised a threat to religion stabilization in the country. Especially Christianity.
This also came with a death threat against the author.
The book is a narration set in Sodom and Gomorrah; which raises brows and was tagged by the group as blasphemy. The group called on the country’s minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to do all he can to halt the production of the book and ban it from circulation.
Onyeka Nwelue is a 30 year old Nigerian award winning writer and author. He is best known for his novel, The Abyssian Boy (which won the 2009 TM Aluko Prize for Fiction and 2009 TAHIR IBRAHIM Prize for First Book). After 7 years of publishing The Abyssian Boy, Nwelue published another novel, The Beginning of Everything Colourful, and was endorsed by Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.
CCAN’s claim against Nwelue should be look into and the threat against his life should not be ignored.