THE BLAMING SOUL
By Aliyu Kamal
Working in a privately owned company, Jumare Gambo finds himself in a difficult situation. He refuses to become the errand boy of the Boss by not taking part in the corrupt practices going on at the supply depot. The boss runs the company like a feudal lord his harem and secretly tries to undermine Jumare's progress.
At home, Jumare's wife adheres more to the antics of native Hausa culture and not the religious precepts that her husband is more concerned with. He rejects the attitudes of the boss and Juma and disappoints them by blaming himself for staying above board. They in turn blame him unfairly for it and for not doing things their own way.