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The Bata Dancer

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He goes away in search of self, but he again finds love.

Yomi Bello, scriptwriter at a moribund theatre, leaves for a new town to temporarily teach English in a private school. More importantly, he is seeking escape from the pains of a divorce which has robbed him of access to his only child. He again meets with a legendary Bata dancer, who rekindles his plan to complete a new play, which tells the story of a Bata dancer and his quest for fame. Yomi embarks on a cultural adventure to study the arcane language of the Bata drums and of the mesmerising Bata dance. He also meets Ajoke, the delightful daughter of his mentor, an enigmatic young woman, who teaches him how to overcome his grief as well as his severe limp and consequently to dance like a master Bata dancer. The reopening of the theatre coincides with the death of his old and frail mentor; but Yomi Bello cannot bear going away without taking his newly found love with him.


Ebook available on Kindle, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, , Lulu, from February 15, 2017

Printed book launch in January 2018