Outrage is a story of struggle; the conflicts which have become associated with the exploration of oil in the Niger Delta are la carefully blended with a love story, that of Boma and Sekibo, a factional leader of the Niger Delta militants. Boma is torn between her love for Sekibo and her loyalty to Reverend Tabore, her aunty and guardian, who is a government stooge. The constant conflicts in the story spring up from the clashes between the various militant factions, the differences between the militants and the government, and the dilemma of choosing between love and family ties.
The pangs of the Niger Delta, the frustrations of a people denied their rights, the power of a people on fire, beat the drums in this novel. Even a passive reader will find her feet dancing to the fierce beats of this immensely provocative novel.
Set in the Niger Delta, a place of oil, this splendid narrative reflects pertinent puzzles, ranging from squalor in the midst of outstanding wealth, through joys wasted in the fits of vengeance, to love wailing across generations of anarchy.