The modern world that ventures to conquer Mars still lives in a cave, psychologically. Otherwise, why do the modern wallahs bother so much about the colour of their skin? “I am white. You are black?” Face facts! Pigs are both white and black and eat poo with equal gusto from a garbage van. I haven’t come across any Afro-American, calling any ‘true’ American a carrot on two legs or a red monkey of a mountain in Haridwar, India. But George Floyds are still kneed down to death, and Serena Willams are still booed out of the tennis court. Albinism is caused by the lack of melanin in a person’s skin, eyes, ears, hair, and other body parts. Yet, normal skin Africans hate and isolate people with albinism; people even kill people with Albinism in certain countries. And most shamefully, they use their body parts to mint money or climb up the social ladder. Modern men and women should keep their pride in their pockets and read Albert Camus again and again, “One single sentence will suffice for the modern man. He reads papers and fornicates.” This novel narrates the miserable conditions of the people with Albinism in their own homeland during the corona pandemic.
1. Half Man, a novel on Naxal movement (Niyogi Books, April, 2019).
2. Dance on the Graves (Woven Words, August, 2020).