“Riding the Tiger” – Kingsley Ewetuya’s Thoughts on #SoldiersofFortune

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Soldiers of Fortune- Riding the Tiger.

Kingsley Ewetuya read Soldiers of Fortune and was kind enough to write this review of it. Read the full review below…

During his inaugural speech in January 1961, barely  three months after Nigeria attained independence from Britain, President John Kennedy said “To those new States whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom—and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.“ That quote, particularly the highlighted portion kept running through my mind as I read Max Siollun’s latest…

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