Yes, indeed, agha ojoka - war is very ugly. Especially when the monsters win.
I hope I never, ever see a body in motion without a head. I hope my nieces inherit a universe in which human beings are not tortured for daring to improve their minds.
What a book! As a friend is fond of saying, one does not "enjoy" this type of book, because it is based on other people's tragedy. But I fell in love with the Igbo people, with their language and their culture, and that sustained me through the horror of learning what was done to them.
I can quibble with the characters' choices, with their complacency, with their delusions. But I wasn't there. Others were, or their loved ones were. I hope this book has brought them some clarity and some peace. Our disconnected world could badly use it.