“And God sets forth, as an example to those who believe the wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: ‘O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong’ “ [Quran 66:11]
Her name has been honoured for thousands of years.
In more recent times, from the depths of the then centre of world oppression, the British Empire, three great Muslims emerged, who have made a major contribution to the spread of the knowledge of Islam and awareness of the nature of imperialism.
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The sorrow of the author, as he narrates the complex decline of the culture and the language of his people, illustrates the divisive and tyrannical imposition of another way of living and of seeing the world.
It now seems that the very imperial culture, so pervasive in the 1800s and continuing well into this century, which caused things to fall apart in Nigeria, is itself beginning the same process.