Dust, Spittle & Wind is a story of youth, dreams of innocence
and transcendence told within a post-colonial setting. It follows
Olu Ray, the main character of the novel through a bitter-sweet
journey of loss and self-realisation. The novel focuses on the
final moment before actual emotional maturity when dreams either
become flowers of brilliance or cold ashes. The novel describes the
cold hand of fate as it swings between both extremes. Olu Ray
eventually survives at the price of the abrupt loss of his
innocence. The book teems with colourful characters and the
blistering heat of the physical terrain appears to mirrors the lush
sexuality on display. It explores the nature of taboo, the
frustrations caused by it and the compulsions it provokes. In Sanya
Osha's telling, society seems to be on the verge of irreparable
breakdown but somehow manages to pull itself back from the abyss.
The tension that runs through the novel is relentless but then,
there is also much tenderness and subtlety that balances everything
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