Comedy of Naked Vampires
Two businessmen-turned politicians get appointed into a Central Government-owned Governing Board of a University Hospital. Their mandate is to utilize every available opportunity to siphon funds to the coffers of their political sponsors. The two have greatly differing physical attributes: one is of a tiny friable frame while the other is massive and bears a traditional title befitting his giant-like physique. But both men share a common bond of unbridled quest for fleecing the public treasury and of gross inadequacy with spoken English. Over time the two titans of the Board strike a friendship as political appointees in the midst of other representatives of varying interests in the Board. The body grossly deviates from its intended roles and becomes a fund-siphoning machine whose members continuously bicker over the ratio and manner of sharing “government money” to the detriment of the institution whose interest they were expected to champion.
Struggle for control of the body soon sets in and the first casualty becomes the Chief Executive and Administrative Head of the University Hospital. The latter is cajoled into patronizing a fetish priest where he was made to suck for, and swallow the human breast milk of the priestess.
Continued rivalry between the two political titans leads to dissolution of the Board and a surprising appointment of one of the titans as the Sole Administrator of the University Hospital. Colossal malpractices follow the appointment, and protest by the workers leads to violent attack by the police with subsequent death of three people in the ensuing stampede and reckless use of live ammunition. One of the mortally wounded was the first Chairman of the Board.
The perpetrators of the multiple evils show no remorse. They celebrate and dance. This they do even in the midst of the rot and decay, demonstrating an uncanny insensitivity to the gaping injuries which they have inflicted on their country and the general society whose lifeblood they had systematically drained without remorse.
A very entertaining story of manipulations and hilarity in a society where the crude, uneducated and dishonorable, lord it over university dons and an otherwise enlightened but subjugatedd members of the public.
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COMEDY OF NAKED VAMPIRES
When I first saw the title of this fascinating book “Comedy of Naked Vampires” my first thought was, “vampires!” And “naked “too!! But on opening the book, I observed that the title was not only appropriate but also more than that. The characters in the novel were really vampires, sucking the wealth of the nation and never getting satisfied. Their only dreams and thoughts were how to suck-dry the public wealth entrusted to their care.
From the First chapter of the book till the last page, it was very captivating. This book is the best of this author so far. The likes of Chief Kamama and Dr Leshi can never forget Chief Ekereko. These principal characters were vultures and super vampires. The principal characters showed their meanness not only to the nation and people they were supposed to represent but also to themselves. The avarice, the intrigue in politics in this third world country where the novel was staged was amazing. The display of man’s inhumanity to man and the attempted cover-up were all very intriguing.
It is a must read and I enjoyed every minute spent on this latest book by Dr Akamnonu.
Dr Chika Akamonu DDS
Dr. Oliver Akamnonu is at it again! “Comedy of naked vampires” is definitely one of his best. A book that depicts a downtrodden and ineffective system of leadership, it makes light of an obvious decay occurring at a particular place with a humor that is unimaginable. A plot with unending twists and turns takes you on a journey into a governing system that is broken but rather be fixed is bandaged in various forms, then exploited further into a deepening decay. The name “comedy of naked vampires” is befitting because this book kept me laughing all the way through as I read it. A highly recommended book for anyone who wishes to learn of a serious issue that plagues a certain place, but written in completely humorous terms. An excellent read!!