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Speak No Evil (Littafin Iweala)

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Speak No Evil (Littafin Iweala)
Asali
Mawallafi Uzodinma Iweala (en) Fassara
Ƙasar asali Najeriya
Characteristics

Speak No Evil labari ne a 2018 wanda ɗan Najeriya da Amurka Uzodinma Iweala ya rubuta.[1][2]

A cikin littafinsa na biyu, Iweala ya binciko mahaɗar kabilanci, aji, jinsi, jima'i, ɗan ƙasa da kuma ƴan kasashen waje ta hanyar labarin Niru, wani babban ɗan Najeriya Ba'amurke ɗan makarantar sakandaren da ke zaune a wani yanki mai matsakaicin matsayi a Washington, DC, wanda ya zo fitowa a matsayin ɗan luwaɗi zuwa ga abokinsa farin fata Meredith. Niru ne ya ruwaito kashi biyu bisa uku na farko na littafin yayin da Meredith ya ruwaito na ukun karshe. Dole ne Niru ya koyi yadda ake yin shawarwari da yawa game da sunayensa: kasancewarsa Baƙar fata a Amurka, kasancewarsa ɗan baƙi 'yan Najeriya, ya fito daga tsakiyar aji, da kuma kasancewa ɗan luwaɗi. An tilasta wa Niru ya fuskanci hanyoyi da yawa da yake da gata, da kuma rashin samun dama. Iweala ta kuma hada batutuwan addini, rarrabuwar kawuna, rashin lafiyar kwakwalwa, cin zarafi da ‘yan sanda, da dai sauran su, wadanda ke kara dagula rayuwar Niru da mutunci.

Niru, Ba’amurke dan Najeriya, babban jami’in makarantar sakandare da ke zaune a wani yanki mai matsakaicin matsayi a birnin Washington, DC, ya fito a matsayin ɗan luwaɗi ga abokinsa farar fata Meredith bayan ya ƙi yin lalata da ita. A yunƙurin taimaka masa, Meredith ya zazzage ƙa'idodin ƙawance irin su Tinder da Grindr akan wayar Niru kuma yana ƙarfafa shi ya tsara kwanan wata da wani mutum mai suna Ryan. Lokacin da Niru ya ɓoye wayarsa, mahaifinsa ya gano ta kuma ya ga saƙonnin rubutu daga Ryan, don haka ya fita da Niru zuwa ga iyayensa. Mahaifinsa ya amsa ta hanyar lakadawa Niru duka kuma ya kai shi Najeriya don "farkawa ta ruhaniya", kamar yadda ya kira ta. Niru ya ji haushin mahaifinsa da wannan hukunci saboda yana ƙin ziyartar Najeriya saboda rashin jin daɗi a wurin saboda zafi da rashin kayan more rayuwa.

A kashi na biyu na Speak No Evil, an ci gaba da ganin gwagwarmayar da ke faruwa tare da Niru don kasancewa ɗan luwaɗi, baƙar fata a Amurka. Bayan dawowar Niru Amurka, shi da iyalinsa sun yi ƙoƙari su koma yadda suke, kamar ba abin da ya faru. Mahaifin Niru ya ɗauki wayarsa ya ba shi wayar Nokia wacce ba ta da hanyar shiga Intanet kuma ba za a iya amfani da ita kawai a kira ba. Ana buƙatar Niru ya gana kowane mako tare da limamin cocin su, Reverend Olumide. Niru ya tafi liyafa bayan waƙarsa ta farko ya gana kuma ya bugu, ya yi yaƙi da Meredith kuma a ƙarshe wani baƙo ya kula da shi (daga baya ya bayyana shi Damien). Daga karshe ya fara kulla alaka ta soyayya da Damien, kuma yayi kokarin samun daidaito tsakanin duniyoyi daban-daban da sararin da yake wanzuwa a ciki: gidansa da rayuwar makaranta, inda dole ne ya boye ainihin jima'i, da kuma sararin da yake tare da shi. Damien. Niru ya fara nesanta kansa da kowa, gami da Meredith. Yayin wani ɗan jima'i da Damien, Niru ya ture shi ya tafi, ya bar dangantakarsu a wuri mai tauri. Jim kadan bayan Niru ya sadu da abokinsa Meredith. Komai ya zo kan gaba bayan taron waƙa na ƙarshe na Niru na shekarar makaranta. Niru ya gudu daga mahaifinsa, kuma a ƙarshe ya ƙare zuwa wani kulob tare da Meredith, wanda ya ƙare tare da shi da 'yan sanda suka harbe shi kuma ya mutu. Daga nan sai aka ba da labarin na ƙarshe na uku na littafin daga mahangar Meredith, kuma ya kwatanta irin gwagwarmayar da ta yi, da kuma irin gwagwarmayar da mahaifin Niru ya yi, don yin gwagwarmaya tare da samun fahimtar abin da ya faru bayan mutuwar Niru.

  1. Garner, Dwight (March 5, 2018). "A Young Man of Strict Nigerian-American Parents Comes of Age While Coming Out". The New York Times (in Turanci). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. Nwakanma, Obi (November 16, 2018), "Uzodinma Iweala, Speak No Evil", ALT 36: Queer Theory in Filmand Fiction, Boydell and Brewer Limited, pp. 274–281, doi:10.1017/9781787443730.027, ISBN 9781787443730, S2CID 216828166, retrieved August 22, 2021