From the Publisher
Allegory is an indiminishably potent tool in the hands of skillful writers. John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is a case in point. This stylistic device, with an almost palpable efficacy, has been used over the ages not only to concretize various abstractions such as 'truth' 'purity' 'evil', 'good', 'death' etc. but also to project graphically the immutability of their influences on mortals.
So in a work of art in which there is an adroit admixture of these two forms, we can only expert, and rightly too, such a dynamic presentation as rivets the most casual reader, sets thinking the most thoughtless, convinces the most cynical and reforms the most depraved.
The author – Chamakhe Maurieni, in this book uses allegories in painting a picture of the world society, using a plot of the past. This book(The Forest of the Almighty) is revolutionary in theme, dual-faceted in form, enthralling in contents, prodigiously philosophical in dialectics, didactic in aim and aesthetically sensuous in style.
The book evolves around Olowo-aiye, a man in quest of an ideal decides to embark on a daring adventure into the dreaded Forest of the almighty. As the total picture of humankind, stark, against the contentious forces of reaction, the projection of humankind, such as it is, in the labyrinth of self-actualization, in its panoplied catholicity of injunctions.
This book is a typical African style fiction.