Let Us Choose Our Own Paths: A Review of Cheta Igbokwe’s Awele By Sima Essien

Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, once called human beings “a wanting animal.” Awele echoes this when she enthuses that human longings are “endless,” as they have unidentified needs. In the second act, the twins seek to configure their destinies in the reincarnations awaiting them, with Mgbada imploring, “Let us choose our own paths in life!”