Having inherited a house in Surulere from his father, and having waited ten years for the terms of the inheritance to be fulfilled, Adewale Maja – pearce is eager to take possession of his house. He offers the tenants a one-year-rent-free break to allow them search for other accommodation, after which they will move out. little does Maja-Pearce knows that, when the time comes to leave, his tenants will put him through one of the fiercest struggles of his life in their attempts to stay put.
Adewale Maja-Pearce is an author and editor with several published books. Popular among his works are In My Father’s Country and Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka?: Essays on Censorship. Maja-Pearce was editor of the Heinemann African Writers’ Series and Africa editor of Index on Censorship. His writing has appeared in Granta, The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and other publications. He currently lives and works in Lagos.