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Part One

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Chapter One

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pp. 3-7

When I picked up the receiver and looked across at the clock on the wall, the time was exactly 11 p. m, . . .

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Chapter Two

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pp. 9-12

I decided that Manda Chabeule, Dennis’ wife should spend the night with her children up in the visitors’ room. I . . .

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Chapter Three

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pp. 13-17

I crossed the road from Dr. Essemo’s gate, not knowing whether I was dead or alive. As I walked it felt as if . . .

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Chapter Four

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pp. 19-22

About two kilometres down the road I noticed that the man kept sniffing as if something was smelling him. It . . .

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Chapter Five

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pp. 23-25

IT was nearly five o’clock in the morning when the taxi carrying me arrived Azilut Esso. The driver halted in front of . . .

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Chapter SIx

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pp. 27-31

At 10 o’clock, one hour later than I had been told, a black Volvo car drove into the ALCA premises. Brother Moses, . . .

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Chapter Seven

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pp. 33-40

So much happened that was of very little interest to me. For one thing all of it, the singing and praying sitting and . . .

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Chapter Eight

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pp. 41-43

I was the subject of the last part of the service. The Pastor said: “As we bow down our heads to communicate with God, I . . .

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Chapter Nine

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pp. 45-49

Salvation Colony or simply The Colony, was indeed a place one could not easily miss. It was located at 27 kilometres . . .

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Chapter Ten

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pp. 51-59

When did you last go to church?” Pastor Shrapnell asked me when it was finally my turn and I entered his . . .

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Chapter Eleven

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pp. 61-64

After my consultation with Pastor Shrapnell, and at the end of which I pledged my entire life to the service . . .

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Chapter Twelve

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pp. 65-69

The following day began with prayers, compound care, breakfast and then Human Investment. During the . . .

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Chapter Thirteen

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pp. 71-75

Next on the podium was Dr. Nigonle Nchutebong alias “Doctor Parrot.” He was probably in his mid-sixties with . . .

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Chapter Fourteen

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pp. 77-82

In keeping with the spirit of ALCA, another Gospel Crusade was planned for Ngeashia, a small town about seventy . . .

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Chapter Fifteen

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pp. 83-92

This world is not our home. We are just passing through. It is such a small place. So small that you . . .

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Chapter Sixteen

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pp. 93-98

The thought had been on my mind since the first day I arrived from Nigeria. I mean the thought that it would . . .

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Chapter Seventeen

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pp. 99-105

It took me an awfully long time to discover that Mr. Dennis was absolutely ignorant of whatever transpired between . . .

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Chapter Eighteen

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pp. 107-111

I say this is not gladness that filled my heart when Bro said he had actually seen my husband.
“It is a lie you

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Chapter Nineteen

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pp. 113-121

WHEN YOU travel in public transport, you meet all sorts of queer people! And you are condemned to put . . .

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Chapter Twenty

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pp. 123-128

GOD ANSWERED my prayers and freed me from the claws of those devils, from the world of sin! I had . . .

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Chapter Twenty-One

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pp. 129-134

In this bloodyfucking sonafobitch-of-a-diplomat, you have to draw up your weekly programme buddy, otherwise these niggars . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Two

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pp. 135-142

Like a spectre from the past Dennis showed up at my gate some four hours after I spoke to that stupid American. It . . .

Part Two

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Chapter Twenty-Three

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pp. 145-150

A journalist who starves is a journalist who has never learned his trade. Yes, that was what I told my man, . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Four

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pp. 151-153

We worked ceaselessly and by the 9th of October the maiden issue of THE NAKED TRUTH appeared on . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Five

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pp. 155-158

In a bid to recruit as many detractors of The Colony as we could I went to Dr. Essemo with an autographed copy . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Six

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pp. 159-163

The fate of the disreputable ALCA pleased us of the Roman Catholic church who featured so prominently in . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Seven

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pp. 165-168

On November 10th, it had been reported that Reverend Father Archibald Danfeely of the Menako main parish had been found dead, most . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Eight

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pp. 169-171

Cosmas and myself worked indefatigably to link the Catholic Church scandal with that of ALCA. Our purpose, as . . .

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Chapter Twenty-Nine

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pp. 173-177

I telephoned from the vicinity of The Colony. I had no other reason than that I wanted to talk to . . .

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Chapter Thirty

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pp. 179-182

The state of medical practice in the country helped make him a divine healer. The medical school graduated at . . .

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Chapter Thirty-One

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pp. 183-187

I returned to The Colony in a smouldering irritation, my temperature, pulse and tongue, all speaking of a dreadful . . .

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Chapter Thirty-Two

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pp. 189-197

Our Father shall not receive us now,” I reported back.
“When shall he receive us?” I was asked.
“At five p.m.,” I said resignedly. . . .

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Chapter Thirty-Three

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pp. 199-201

I did,” he confessed his deed with the bank cashier. Shrapnell noticed with an embarrassed smile the progressive disappearance . . .

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Chapter Thirty-Four

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pp. 203-204

We did not even wait for Dennis to send for us. We knew that if Dennis and his fellows had confronted Shrapnell . . .

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Epilogue

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pp. 205-206

There was no press conference, at least not in the officially arranged manner. Every morning, within living memory, a . . .

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