INFERNO OF SILENCE
Tolu’s first collection of short stories “Inferno of Silence” is a collection of stories intertwined by everyday events which he has done well to articulate through exemplary storytelling. The title story “Inferno of Silence” portrays men’s societal challenges and the unspoken truths and burden that men bear. Will Kunle survive his toxic union with Adaeze? Will his masculinity shield him from his everyday struggles? In “Black lives Matter” Ikemefuna experiences firsthand the trauma of racism as a footballer plying his trade in Europe. In the Story “Dead on Arrival” we encounter Ade the techpreneur, Poet, and Serial Womanizer confronted by the consequences of his past actions. In “Blinded by Silence” Umaru and Fausat are united by love but the political upheavals in the country changes Umaru’s fortune. Will Umaru speak up against his kinsman, the President or be blinded by Silence in the face of grave consequences? In “Trouble in Umudike”, Mazi Odogwu’s dynasty is on the brink of crashing by Chinedu his first son, who has eyes on his father’s wealth. In “Everybody don Kolomental” Ike takes us through a journey on his many relationships and friendships that reveals his everyday encounter with mental health issues and the coping mechanism he uses to navigate through life’s challenges and “In the Trap of Seers” Adesewa’s life is on Auto-reverse and with the death of her confidante, her mother—a major body blow. She takes us through her ordeal and her journey to redemption.