Born on a Tuesday - Part II: "Back to Sokoto, 2006", "Fighting", and "Jibril" Summary & Analysis

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"Back to Sokoto, 2006"

Dantala is happy in Sokoto. When Sheikh Jamal asks, he tells him that everything is good with his family in Dogon Icce. In Sokoto, Dantala learns that the mosque’s chairman and benefactor is a man named Alhaji Usman. At the mosque, Dantala uses the first flush toilet of his life. He is happy about the new toilets because he once walked in on two mosque helpers, both men, engaged in sexual activity. He dreams that Abdulkareem, one of the two men, forces him to have sex with him and wakes up from his dream aroused. He masturbates for the first time then bathes: “As I poured the water over my head, I cried. And hated that I enjoyed it so much” (66).

"Fighting"

Dantala watches a fighting match between two men. Outside the fighting...

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