Desert Breed by Obinna Oke is a bildungsroman, which traces the moral, and social developmpsychologicalent and growth of the main character in the fiction, from childhood to maturity. Thematically, this fiction is predicated on the perils of living in contemporary Nigerian society as an orphan, antics of desperados, martyrdom, comeuppance for evil, and what not.
Sometimes, the vagaries of life place humans on a cliffhanger, leaving them without an augury of hope. Never-say-die: that’s the right attitude to adopt when buffeted by unspeakable misery, no matter how old you are. Uche, the protagonist in Obinna Oke’s novel, Desert Breed, never gave up, even when in the throes of death. Like a solitary ranger in the wilderness, he redefined resilience and emerged triumphant.