how my father’s jailer

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I remember the days of Shehu Shagari. When he was president it was a civilian time in an age of military men. Before him and after him the men in uniform were convinced they could do better (in what?).

In 1984 Shehu Shagari was overthrown by Muhammadu Buhari. One of the many people who suffered during the regime of Buhari was the father of the writer Lola Shoneyin. She was 10 years young and at school in Edingburgh (Scotland) when it happened. She learned about the fate of her father when she arrived in Nigeria after schoolterm.

How does she look at the presidential bid of Buhari, so many years later?  Read this article. 

Nigerian author Lola Shoneyin.

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