Agoyi’s afterschool argument with his step-mother sets off an unpredictable series of intriguing misadventures. The subsequent meandering journey is one of the choices between what is morally right and the lure of the ‘attractive”. Always a balancing act between what could be (success) and potential disaster, Ayoyi’s life is a perpetual succession of dilemmas. The moral question of choices is the central theme of this work.
What others say
‘It is funny. It is serious. It is realistic. Most importantly, it captures the imagination of its readers, not to mention the poignant moral lesson at the story’s end.’ – Dr. Wilberforce Mundia, Professor of Religion & Philosophy, Shaw University.
Haughty Boys of Ngoroke is a witty story and those young at heart will definitely find the boys’ misadventures hilarious, but paradoxically, unsettling.’ – Dr. Ebby S. Luvaga; Senior Lecturer, Iowa State University.