The story of Ngobi’ s Take

On a hot Monday morning of June 1957, a primary school teacher, let’s call him Mr Pierre Ferry) in a school located in the little town of Porto-Novo in Benin, was enraged with one student, his favorite student whom he nicknamed “Ngobi”. Mr Pierre, a rather nice French colonial civilizer, in his 9th year of teaching in the still colonized Benin (the country became…

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