The Fears of Mama is a vivid portrayal of the twin-problem of terrorism and the almajiri phenomenon in the north and their attendant anxieties which are often manifest in insecurity, distrust, exploitation, truncated dreams and loss of lives and property.
These are the conditions that Aham, a southerner, grapples with when he is posted to the northern state of Kasim for his national youth service. He represents the many young, dynamic Nigerian graduates who are determined to serve their fatherland in the best possible way, despite all odds, and he makes a conscientious effort at being dedicated to his job as a teacher. But he knows little of what fate has in store for him.
Onyekachi Peter Onuoha hails from Ngor Okpala L.G.A. in Imo state, in Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literary Studies University of Calabar, Calabar. He is a critic and a prolific writer in the African Literary scene. He has to his credit: Idara, the Moonlight Lady, The drops of fascination, My Father lied, The Fears of Mama, The Scream of Ola, Identity, The Bleeding Passion, the heresy of gossip, and a play- Aluta Struggles. Follow me on twitter @Onyipoet.