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Do you believe Oriomra and other compulsive modern liars?

What you need to know:

  • Although I am “fully vaccinated”, I should not, and I will not, throw caution to the winds and carry on as if no pandemic exists.
  • I will still keep my social distance, avoid crowded events and situations and faithfully keep my mask on.

Two rather unrelated books are on my mind. One is George Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying and the other is Francis Imbuga’s The Successor. The latter, which is a play in which the pathological liar Chief Oriomra appears, is probably more recognisable to most of us, even if we have not read it or seen it performed.

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