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The Durbar festival in Sokoto, Nigeria, an annual event that that features prayers, music players and a military parade. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP

"Born on a Tuesday" by Elnathan John: A review by Chika Unigwe

At the centre of Elnathan John’s insightful debut novel about religious extremism in Nigeria is its eponymous protagonist, Dantala, whose name translates as Born on a Tuesday.

Elnathan John, Author of "Born on a Tuesday"

I want to show that things are never simple: Elnathan John, Author of the novel "Born on a Tuesday"

The Nigerian writer and satirist on his first novel, Born on a Tuesday, a study of a young man caught up in Islamic fundamentalism.