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Dangerous Love

by Ben Okri

I could see the Africa of the old black and white films - bleak, full of corruption and everyone dreaming of leaving for the New World. Is this how it is today or are things improving?

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After that day his father took to drinking heavily. Omovo fell deeper into painting. It was once a childhood hobby. After his mother's death it became a world full of his bizarre feelings. With the departure of his brothers it became a passion.

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