Review: The Storm
Read Jamie Ryder’s review of Akeem Balogun’s The Storm below.
(The Storm is available from Okapi Books: https://okapibooks.com/books/the-storm)
Disasters, natural or otherwise, can strike at any time. They can be devastating and completely change the lives of everyone they touch and force them to pivot in a new direction. Some people are able to rise to the challenge, others are swept away and others simply go on existing.
The process of how people deal with disasters are unique to them and The Storm by Akeem Balogun puts this concept to the test. In a sprawling collection that spans thirteen short stories, Balogun examines themes of loneliness, self-deception, mental health and adversity to stunning effect.
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