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The Bastard Citizen

 

The Bastard Citizen is a unique action-packed story and thriller that has evolved beyond its niche. This adrenaline-stimulator, from start to finish, focuses on the present day reality of the unbelievable challenges posed by a typical low-income Nigerian suburb, emitting all the tension associated with each social and clinical situation, the main character, simply called the doctor, faces while tackling the health issues of the locals. The boiling atmosphere surrounding him, fueled by corruption, greed, envy, hatred, sexual and emotional invitations, compounded by family and societal pressures, makes this story a high intensity drainer, wired by fast paced events exhibiting bad energies, rivalries and enmity at different levels.

Every challenge is a strong pathway to his surrender, the doctor has to face situations he has never imagined before and coming from the west where he trained as a medical practitioner, he is forced to climb the stairs of life where every step comes with its own thorns. The people need him but they need his patience the most. Can he cope? Will he give up? For how long will his tenacity stay unbroken?

More Books from the Author: The Soul Talkers, Biblical Love Psychology and The Devil’s Orchid.

ISBN: 9781839451362

Category: Fiction: Thrillers/Medical

Copyright: 2019

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom

Book size: 5X8 inch Hardback with gloss Dust Jack on White paper

Ink Colour: Black and White printing for interior with full colour covers

Pages: 430

Reading Level: Adults 18+

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About Funom Makama

A Medical Practitioner, writer, poet, Published Author and Novelist. I love traveling, Football and Music. I am also the proud owner of this site. Welcome to my humble abode, feel at home and navigate high level contents that will not only enrich and educate you but also entertain you. Have fun!

144 Comments

  1. Sergeant Pluto on January 10, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    FUCK! This story is so fucking intense, I literally could not get up from my bed until I finished the over 400 pages. This should be a sequel, you are damn good Funom. Damn too good.

  2. Saint Ford on January 11, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    You are definitely talented! After reading your three books in a marathon, all I can say is ‘wow!’ Do all u can for d world to have at least a glimpse of your talent.

  3. Tracy Theophilus on January 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I can tell that this book is a product of ypur experience. What a perfect way for me to spend the weekend. All I can say is AWESOME!

  4. Queen Shmidt on January 11, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!
    This story is an adrenaline machine, despite its emotional ending. Is this how a typical Nigerian suburb is?

    Nothing I’ll say will adequately appreciate this piece of work. Weldone Funom. I’ll definitely check your next work.

  5. JESUS Mendossa on January 11, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    So much heat from this book. How did u do this? At some point, I was so gingered up to have headache. I hope you aren’t d one who passed through these gruesome challenges.

    A magnificent work Funom.

  6. Raphael Thompson on January 11, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    As a paediatric nurse, trained in New Zealand, I’ve worked in Nigeria before, from 2014 to 2016. I can relate with most of these harsh conditions. Private health care givers really face d uphill tasks of delivery appropriate services and also make their gains.

    You’ve expressed this problem in the best way that no one else can. A 10/10 for me. This piece is just so perfect.

  7. Reitman R on January 11, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    GOD DAMN!
    How luck has smiled on me coming across this piece is what I can’t explain. What a story! Such harsh conditions cannot be imagined in our clime. Thank u so much Funom, for sharing this jaw-breaking story.

  8. Mimi Bush from California on January 12, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Amidst your all round brilliance of this masterpiece is your awesome description of a woman’s beauty and sexuality as you’ve shown with the nurse, the teenage patient and the doctor’s wife.

    You’re just awesome. What a story!

  9. Liz Nkrumah on January 12, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Nigerian writers don’t disappoint. I take my hat off for you Funom. The heat, tension, swift change of mood from this piece is out of this world. I hope this is not bourne out of your experience. Your talent shines brightly in this piece. Weldone sir.

  10. Anna Schumacker on January 12, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Hmmmm…. The bastard citizen
    Hmmmm…. The bastard citizen. What can I say other than the fact that I envy your craft Funom.

  11. Young Mainlander on January 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Sheeeesh! 4 hours after reading this powerful piece, I still burn in its emitted heat. So so intense and entertaining. You are a genius Funom

  12. Isabella Woodpecker on January 12, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    I love this book so much. You did an extraordinary job with this story. Justice will not be serve if it doesn’t get around the world. You definitely have talent, Funom, keep the ink flowing.

  13. Ruth Ivan on January 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I landed here through your Facebook Ad.. Thread comments here are mesmerizing but after reading this excellent piece of writing with a powerful engaging style, I totally agree with everything written here. You’re blessed with the gift of writing Funom. Please, never stop.

  14. Grace Gordonson on January 12, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    After keeping me tensed, you made me cry at the end. You’re a genius Funom. Much respect to you sir.

  15. Amina Abdulla on January 12, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Your craft is powerful. Keep the ink flowing mate

  16. Ladudi Usman on January 12, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I love the way the doctor relates with his wife. He’s so responsible and romantic. Nice and intense work Funom, you’re indeed so talented.

  17. Larissa Freshmann on January 12, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    You are good at portraying a powerful personality in your main characters: Don Cooker in the soul Talkers and now the doctor in this book. Your voice is powerful, your talent is immense. Keep writing, great Funom.

  18. Linda Steve on January 12, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    WHEW! Now I can breathe.
    Your books are possessive.. I just can’t do anything else when I read them. You have a powerful voice Funom.

  19. Rsphael Nightingale on January 13, 2020 at 12:28 am

    GOD! After taking my blood to boiling point, throughout this story, you made me land on an emotional ground, i in fact shed tears at the end.

    I’m passionate as I type this right now and I say, you are a genius Funom. The bastsrd Citizen should be your best work.

  20. Nancy Wamanni on January 13, 2020 at 8:10 am

    So, doctors are facing these challenges in the same Nigeria that I know? We all believe once a doctor, the person has made it in life. I hope these harsh conditions are not the reasons why they are jetting out of the country in a stampede rate. Thank you for opening my eyes to the cruel reality of your profession. Nigerians in general are indeed complicated beings.

  21. Binta Brown on January 13, 2020 at 8:13 am

    God bless our doctors for all these struggles. Please don’t give up on your country. The ending is so emotional but cruel. If u all go, what will be the fate of the over 200 million people in the land? As intense as this book is, it really touched me.

  22. Dr. Marian Olarewaju on January 13, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I’m a practising doctor in western Nigeria, you’ve said it as bluntly, undilutedly and as precisely as it should be. It’s high time Nigerians get to know that we are also Nigerians with serious challenges, the most of which comes from THEM, our patients.

  23. Franklin Bluebelt on January 13, 2020 at 8:16 am

    The powerful personality of the doctor in this book is infectious.

  24. Hauwa Haruna on January 13, 2020 at 8:18 am

    This is an ‘out-of-this-world” piece.
    A powerful story from an extraordinary writer.

  25. Dorathy Daine on January 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Very plain is your use of english, but your voice is indeed powerful. What a cracker!
    That 25-page extract of yours gives a very very little idea of what this book has to offer, but it was a nice strategy though. Weldone Funom

  26. Gilead Baddamis on January 13, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I love Nigeria, especially its scary features. You just made it scarier and lovelier.
    Can other works of yours be better than this? Let me try another

  27. Grace graceland on January 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    A society full of weak but scary people. The mentality display too is awesome, the reasoning I observe among the people in this society is totally different from what is attainable here. An excellent prose Funom. You will go places with this one

  28. Clinton Bartender on January 13, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Your dialogues are so so Nigerian. This book cannot be more real than this. You are an awesome writer. Kudos to you Funom Makama

  29. Hollogay Scala on January 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Great work mate. Keep it up

  30. Akila Joseph on January 17, 2020 at 11:44 am

    I’m highly impress by this great work. May God bless you and your family. Congratulations Dr.

  31. Jamal Washington on June 15, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    JEEZ! Beats my expectation in a hundred fold. I couldn’t even handle the adrenaline. You can write an epic story too, try it. Wow o wow! The Bastard Citizen indeed..

  32. Scott Haswell on June 15, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    ADRENALINE! SOOOOOOOOO MUCH ADRENALINE!!

    This book is fire and brimestone.

  33. Joe Conklin on June 15, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I love this book, intense, so so intense! You are a fucking genius Funom. A Fucking Genius

  34. Bri Jenkins on June 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Wow! Hostility cannot be more expressed! What a fight for survival.. What an environment, what a country!

  35. David Terrance on June 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Judging from your bio-page as a doctor. I want to believe this story is a direct experience from you and if it is, then wow! That community is really, really hostile. I actually practiced in a jungle, REAL JUNGLE. Thanks a lot for sharing…. If not for your story, some unbelievable events you wrote cannot be imagined.

    Great story… So great!

  36. J Lynn Too You on June 15, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    JEEEZ!! What a story, just when I thought I couldn’t handle the heat of the story, you had an emotional landing at the end that I also couldn’t handle. action-pack, full of suspense, great emotions, and intriguing events.

  37. Kuefor Charles Houndete on June 15, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    You literally made my blood boil to cook potatoes… God! Hostility to another level is what that community meted on you.
    Great story. So adrenaline packed.

  38. Michael Guidice on June 15, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    An adrenaline stimulated story with unbelievable, unthinkable, unimaginable and brutal events. Damn! I never wanna see such a community in my life.

  39. Cherelus Jos on June 15, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Damn! What a story. The ending is just beyond words. You played with both sides of my emotions with your story Funom. One question for you please, did these events actually take place? You are indeed a fighter, a wise one and a thinker. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  40. Reginald Claxton on June 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I prefer this book to “The Soul Talkers” As wonderful, artistic and surreal as “The Soul talkers” is, this book is a high tension, electrifying piece… My mind vibrated from start to finish. GOSH! What an environment.

    Your great talent of writing even made it so real, fearful and intriguing. Great piece of work Funom. You are so underrated. So so underrated.

  41. C. L. Cambra Clements on June 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    WOAH! WOAH! A story too hot to handle.. This book is fucking awesome! So awesome! You are a genius.

  42. S. R. Delgado on June 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I love this book so much. You are a genius. You are talented.

  43. Prince Ugiagbe on June 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    ADRENALINE.

    This is an awesome piece of work

  44. Marco Sierra on June 15, 2020 at 2:15 pm

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    The talent of writing is definitely in you, Funom. “The Bastard Citizen” is my best book ever!

  45. Bosko.B on June 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I love this book.

  46. Severia Hale on June 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    The one question I would like to ask you, after reading this exceptional and adrenaline stimulating piece is: are you still working in that environment? Damn! I have never heard of such challenges, especially metted on a DOCTOR! Great writing friend.

  47. Alicia Henderson Wright on June 16, 2020 at 11:01 am

    What a cruel society. Damn! this doctor has great tenacity

  48. Shanyce C. Williams on June 16, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Are these events for real? Funom, did you experience these cruel treatments? I be damned!

  49. Dellie Smith on June 16, 2020 at 11:04 am

    You are an exceptional Indie author. It is just unfortunate that alot of indie Authors out there still give this business a bad reputation, but I can see that you are doing very well promoting your work with this site. The comments are true, so true. i will go for a second work of yours to establish the wonderful feeling I have about you. ‘The Soul Talkers” is tempting.

  50. MAry Ademuyiwa Olalade on June 16, 2020 at 11:06 am

    This is 9ja for you. I laugh when I read the previous comments here. Worse things happen in that my dear country. It has been reduced to a zoo, a jungle, a land of the beast surviving on little preys. May God help us.

    You are a great writer funom. I loved this book from the beginning to the end.

  51. Amber Leigh on June 16, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Good! What a book, I literally perspired adrenaline out of my system. That doctor needs to leave, he just have to leave. He should come here in the USA where doctors are appreciated and even pampered.

  52. Deborah Valera Lopez on June 16, 2020 at 11:10 am

    This book can stimulate raging hormones, just to quash them in your last chapter with pity. Oh, this is one of the best books ever that I have read. You deserve more recognition and I am sure you will overcome this main challenge of being an indie Author. this is beyond exceptional Funom.

  53. May Decheim on June 16, 2020 at 11:11 am

    So much Adrenaline. What an exceptional write Funom. I will be going for another work of yours.

  54. Sharon Twyford on June 16, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Direct, expressive, visual, simple and professional. Funom, your style is unique, beautiful, engaging and interesting. I doubt if your writing can ever be boring. i enjoyed this piece from the prologue to the last fullstop. You are beyond exceptional, you are a god in your craft.

    Don’t worry, the world will know about you soon.

  55. Shaheer Henderson on June 16, 2020 at 11:16 am

    DAMN! I held my breath from the first word of this book to the last. You are an amazing writer funom. I agree with Sharon, you are a god in your craft. Damn!

  56. Fayola J. Vidale on June 16, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Does this society exists? Where I come from, no matter how bad we are, the doctor and the hospital are well respected entities. GOSH! I never want to visit this society.

    You were born to write Funom

  57. Emily K. Buie on June 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I never knew there could be a people who are so negligent of their health like the ones you portray in this book. I never knew there would be a place where a doctor will face severely harsh conditions even when it is clear he is making an impact. You did very well to write your story Funom. You are truly good in what you do.

    Emily

  58. Juliet Rankine on June 16, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I am happy your book is now on Amazon. Now it should reach everywhere as it deservedly should. You are a great writer Funom and your stories are out of this world.

  59. Raynell Willis Finn on June 16, 2020 at 11:24 am

    WHAT A CRACKER! Anyone who needs to pump in some adrenaline into his/her system should simply read this book. the Author is a genius.

    Raynell

  60. David N Mary Dixon on June 16, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Funom! You are one of the best up there. You just need to be seen and you will. What a story!

  61. Shannell Franklin Jackson on June 16, 2020 at 11:27 am

    What a powerful story from an outstanding writer. Damn! this society is doomed.

  62. Curtis Ray on June 23, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    If I become a doctor whether this life or next, I will never wanna work in this society. Damn!

  63. Osborn Thomas on June 23, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Damn! too many vipers and vultures in this environment. I aint wanna visit this place. What an excellent story telling Funom

  64. Anita Boulton on June 23, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    WUSHHHHH! My soul has perspired enough. Great story Funom. You are a genius in this.

  65. Laila Iselam on June 23, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    You are an excellent story teller. To observe how you were able to maintain the heated tempo in this book, as the Author of the Soul Talkers, another thrilling but totally different suspense is amazing. You write in such a way your reader will have no choice than to have a mental movie of your stories. You are simply amazing Funom.

    Cheers!
    Laila

  66. Charles Culmer on June 23, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Flawless! Simply flawless. You are so good in your craft. As for the story, all I can say is DAMN!

  67. BC Tai'ita on June 23, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    I am glad he has left that ungrateful, stupid and unfortunate society. What a place to live and work. You are a talented story teller Funom. I enjoyed this book from page 1 to the end.

  68. Nigel Griffith on June 23, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Is this a true life story? It is so real that I picture you as the main character (since you are a doctor from your bio). God! I do not think I can survive these challenges. Is this why your country Nigeria, is backwards?

  69. Tammiewhites Adrian smith on June 23, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I love the way he is the perfect husband to his wife and how they communicate. I also like the way he empowered the women in that community with his awareness despite its hostility. though he finally left, I think he had an impact in their lives. Great story Funom. I think I am 99% sure it is a true life story. If it is about you, I hope you have found happiness wherever you are right now. Great work Funom

  70. Dazzling Tacina on June 23, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Wow! Crude mentality showcased so raw in this story. My God! Intense. I enjoyed every bit of it. You are a genius Funom.

  71. Kaitlin Hobbs on June 23, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    You talked about a movie on the soul talkers, I think this story is also deserving of a movie as well. Someone like Chiwetel will be interested in it. You are full of talent Funom.

  72. Donald Kennedy on June 23, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Amazing story full of different emotions from anger, rage, surprise and pity. I even cried at the end. Thumbs up to you Funom.

  73. Imadyy Imad on June 23, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Powerful voice you have here. This is both awesome and thrilling. The events in this story are just unbelievable, but coming from the third world, any of such is not impossible. Great write.

  74. Ramesh Birthlia on June 23, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    You are simply the best Funom. I could not believe it after reading the soul talkers and I decided to purchase this as well to really get convinced of your talent and hey! I am no disappointed at all. You can write about just anything. Your talent is enormous. I think someone here is right, this is also deserving of a movie.

  75. Naa Larteley on June 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    An incredible story! I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end with a ‘near-heart-attack’ composure. those people are just too controversial, I am glad the main character left. stimulating beginning, intense story and a epic end. You are just beyond words Funom

  76. Iqbal chorvada on June 23, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    The Doctor should come to the UK and leave that environment before he dies an unfulfiled life. I love his supportive wife, so so cute.

  77. Penelope Mitchell on June 23, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Wow! What a nurse! If the nurse is really what is described in this book, then the doctor is really a disciplined and well trained man to resist her waves of attention seeking. His fights with the religious leaders is also epic. It’s been a while I have read a book so emotionally draining, just like this.

  78. Terry Ann Thomas on June 23, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Oh, poor doctor. He and his wife were even planning on inviting international bodies with their websites to help. What an unfortunate community. Is this how it is in Nigeria? If it were to be me, I will not hesitate leaving that toxic environment, we only have one life to live. What an amazing story telling.

  79. Lyn Shatontola on June 23, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    I am short of words. Wow! Like wow! Is this how it is in Nigeria? I would have lost my mind if I were to be the doctor. Great story telling Funom, you are an amazing writer.

  80. Nomii Makhoba on June 23, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Oh no! so unfortunate. Over here in SA, we have a lot of Nigerian Doctors and we appreciate them a lot. My family doctor is Nigerian, the family doctor of my parents is Nigerian and they are amazing. From all indication, this doctor is a good one, please tell him to come to South Africa. A great story Funom, I enjoyed every bit of it.

  81. Aongola Simasiku on June 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Toxicity at its peak, let the doctor please leave that environment. It is not worth it. I felt in fire throughout my read of your book. You are a top-notch Author Funom. Amazing, so amazing!

  82. JR. Tvar Warsaw on June 24, 2020 at 12:03 am

    I am a doctor as well and it amazes me how a colleague will connive with quacks to bring down another doctor. It is so unfortunate. How is it possible to be a stranger in your own country? I really don’t get it? Is Nigeria a country of different independent regions, empires, islands? How is your political system like?

    Amazing story, so amazing! Seriously, there is no error or wrong in this book. You did very well.

  83. Joy Treasure on June 24, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Amazing, unfortunate, epic, entertaining, thrilling, powerful and full of emotions. I prefer this masterpiece to the “all-loved” The Soul talkers. You just have it in you Funom.

  84. Namugambe Milly on June 24, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Why are you not promoting a movie of this story? It is more amazing than your other stories. the adrenaline it generates is so unbearable. You can write Funom, you can write indeed.

    Milly

  85. Natish Huntley on June 24, 2020 at 12:11 am

    THIS SHOULD BE A FUCKING MOVIE FUNOM. I CANNOT BELIEVE HALF OF THE EVENTS IN THIS BOOK, IT IS NOT JUST POSSIBLE THAT THINGS LIKE THOSE DO OCCUR IN ANY PART OF THIS WORLD. YOUR BOOK IS FUCKING AMAZING. YOU ARE IN A WORLD OF YOUR OWN.

  86. Ashlee Gutierrez on June 24, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Unbelievable events! Doctors are servants of humanity, but with the challenges in this book, I think the doctors in that environment are more of slaves to human ills and beggers of humanity. Gross! So gross!

    Great work Funom.

  87. Juan Akello on June 24, 2020 at 12:14 am

    What a story. I enjoyed my amazing read.
    Funom, you are a great story teller

  88. Sirley Ray on June 24, 2020 at 12:18 am

    God damn! My heart was outside my body all the time until I finished my read. Amazing story, epic, powerful and fast paced. You did an amazing job with this book.

  89. Rio Mekere Kaaheke on June 24, 2020 at 12:21 am

    The Dark continent is at it again. there are some situations that can never change until the people themselves have a total reorientation and emancipation of themselves from their minds. It is difficult to deal with these kind of people even if you clearly wanna help them. You are an amazing writer, Funom.

  90. Rio Mekere Kaaheke on June 24, 2020 at 12:23 am

    You can literally lose a leg by reading this story.. These people are indeed difficult to deal with. It is amazing how the doctor survived that environment. What a great story this is.

  91. Kumsom Masaray on June 24, 2020 at 12:24 am

    This is amazing Funom. i enjoyed my read.

  92. Franck-Wilfred Ngansip on June 24, 2020 at 12:26 am

    This should also be a movie Funom. You are so underrated Funom, I hope you overcome the silver lining that is dragging indie Authors to shine. I know you will because you are already doing an amazing job here.

  93. Jodie Ann Aaron on June 24, 2020 at 12:28 am

    I love this book Funom. It is an amazing story.

  94. Amoy A. Huntley on June 24, 2020 at 12:29 am

    What a story. You are an extraordinary writer Funom.

  95. Martha Peters on June 24, 2020 at 12:37 am

    This is so revealing. I think the doctor has played his part, it is time for him to think for himself and family. It’s a pity such selfless service with good intention was frustrated. I don’t think there would have been a better way to relate this story to us. Funom, you are a genius

  96. Ahmed Errached on June 24, 2020 at 12:40 am

    GOD! For the second time, Funom, you have impressed me beyond reasonable doubt. Your craft is so seasoned and world-class. Your story telling is top-notch. You make these unbelievable events play in the mind like a movie. Wonderful, wonderful, so wonderful.

  97. Dej Freeman on June 24, 2020 at 12:42 am

    This main character is definitely you, Funom. I hope you had left that hopeless environment. You deserve to be somewhere more comfortable.

  98. Miriam Wilson on June 24, 2020 at 12:48 am

    This community is so ridiculous and full of controversies.. A community without a doctor is a community at risk and here is one, chasing the very doctor who came from heaven with top quality training from Europe to help them. It is amazing to know what he had to put up with in order to stick to his quest to serve humanity. Really, really unfortunate.

    You are indeed a world class Author Funom. The world will soon discover you.

    Miriam

  99. Erica Davis on June 24, 2020 at 12:50 am

    What can be more intense for a doctor than these challenges? I think doctors around the world need to read this. Your story telling is exceptional, Funom.

  100. Mwalup A Aaronzo on June 24, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Can all these be true? It is amazing to see how people play with their own lives. What a powerful and well expressive read.

    Mwalup A Aaronzo

  101. Karelys Zapata on June 24, 2020 at 12:58 am

    I wish I can know the exact name of this community so that I find out its mortality rate. GOSH! Anywhere without a doctor is a dead place. This environment is dead.

  102. Nyarko Prince on June 24, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Deadly place to live in. That doctor should JET OUT without hesitation. An amazing story so INTENSE! This is world class, Funom.

  103. Sanogo Noon on June 24, 2020 at 1:03 am

    So interesting but not funny at all. What a society. I am not surprise that one of the challenges this good-hearted doctors had to overcome is the mentality from religion. Africa has a long way to go.

  104. Pamela Little on June 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    So much cruelty. I enjoyed your story

  105. Amy Keron Turk on June 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    This is your third work I have picked and I must say that I am impressed.

  106. Danny Troutt on June 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Where isn’t there a place to rate these books? This is another masterpiece of yours: A 9.5 out of 10.

  107. Nhlanhla Duma on June 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    A shocking piece full of incredible events. Your story telling is world class.

  108. Patricia Fleming on June 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    There is nothing more to say, this book is deserving of all the comments here. A 9/10

  109. Nakiwala Zaifah on June 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    WOW! The comments here are adequate enough. I will flow with the new trend of ratings…. 8.5/10

  110. Tara Freed on June 24, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    You are incredibly talented. I have read two of your works and I must say that you have a special and rare gift of engaging your readers from start to finish. Yeah, you heard me, FROM START TO FINISH. You are so so good.

  111. Fitz Bond on June 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    This book should also be a movie. Please promote a film version of this exceptional piece. I hope you know how talented you are. I am looking forward to read more of your works Funom.

  112. Marie Williams on June 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I am 73 years of age and I never knew even at this age, a story will keep me at the edge of my seat from the beginning to the very end. You are a genius, trust me when I say this!

  113. Tanaka Bhaswi on June 24, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I love this book so much. The story is awesome but unbelievable and that is what makes this book an invaluable piece. I enjoyed my read to the fullest.

  114. Simnikiwe Nzala on June 24, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I have never doubted Nigerian Authors. And you have cemented this belief Funom. This is beyond exceptional. You are a genius.

  115. Charles Watkins on June 24, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Damn! Such hostility on an innocent soul is terrible. I enjoyed every bit of my read of your book. I’d say 10/10.

  116. Eddie Snow on June 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Your craft is second to none. So don’t worry FUnom, you wll be discovered soon. A totally enjoyed read. 9.5/10.

  117. Michelle R Davis on June 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I read this after reading the soul talkers with the belief, nothing else from you should be better than the soul talkers but I was totally wrong. BOY! The talent is in you. I enjoyed everything from start to finish.

  118. Wilfred Pestano on June 24, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Who are you? Where have you been? You are good. So good. This book is another masterpiece from you.

  119. Morenikeji Tanwa on June 24, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    So, doctors in my country suffer from these cruel events? Though I do not believe it, I must say that I enjoyed my read. You are an amazing story teller.

  120. Julie Taylor Shelton on June 24, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Let the doctor leave that society for good. He is needed elsewhere and his services would be useful. You are a genious Funom.

  121. Brooke Sapp on June 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    10/10 for the genius Funom Makama. Now I do not know which is the best for me. The soul Talkers or the BAstard Citizen?

  122. Idiala Curet on June 24, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Your creativity is first reflected on your choice of book titles: The Soul Talkers, The Bastard Citizen, The Devil’s Orchid.. Intriguing titles: I must say that the bastard citizen caught my mind first, but the overwhelming comments on the soul talkers page, made me purchase it first. Now, I must say that I am glad I read this book before the soul talkers. You have everything you need to succeed in this industry and I am very sure you will.

    Idalia

  123. Brittany GArde on June 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I love your style: direct, intriguing, mind capturing and engaging. So, far, so good I have not been let down by your style and standard. Please, keep it up.

  124. Lasmas Machiri on June 24, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Oh, the doctor does not deserve to be in that shitty community. His exit is eminent. I love your style of writing Funom. I doubt if anyone would read your works and be displeased. 10/10.

  125. Charlie Brown on June 24, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Third world countries and their self inflicted challenges. I don’t think anyone else can describe these kinds of challenges like you did here. You are surely a genius.

  126. Diana King on June 24, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I am glad I read this shit. The shit is so real in Africa, I am glad my ancestors left!
    9.5/10. Funom, you are a genius.

  127. Grey Madison on June 24, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    This is absolutely top-notch.

  128. Pops Salsbery on June 24, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    One of the best decisions I have taken this year is reading your books: I have read three of them and all I can say is WOW!. You deserve a 10.

  129. Shenice Adams on June 24, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Your description of the girl who sexually tempted the doctor is just wow! How did you imagine all that? You have great talent indeed.

  130. Brent Ruth on June 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    You can right just about anything right? How is it possible that the one who wrote “the soul talkers” is still the person who wrote “the bastard citizen”? Your talent is raw, rare and powerful. Keep writing until you are discovered.

  131. Lion Heart on June 24, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    A 5/5
    A 10/10
    A 20/20
    A 97/100

    I don’t know how you are able to tell your strories so exquisitely, professionally, interestingly and overwhelmingly. Keep writing a genius cannot be hidden for long.

  132. Betty Lamb on June 24, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Two books down! Biblical Love Psychology and the bastard citizen… The comments on the soul talkers page is already getting me so excited. You are one of the best Funom, you will soon be discovered.

  133. James Baird on June 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    You are a master of writing stories about outstanding personalities. The other one is “Don”, now is “The doctor”. I think you are telling us more about yourself Funom. These books have given me a good idea of your personality, who you are and how you view life in your own perspective. I wish we can meet. You are simply outstanding.

  134. Laura Sef on June 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Oh, what a funny people in a crude society. I cannot imagine a society without a doctor, but then, in these third world countries, anything like these is normal and can happen. Great story telling Funom

  135. Dawda Jallow on June 24, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Another masterpiece from you. BOY! YOU ARE GOOD! VERY VERY GOOD!

  136. Alex Graffin on June 24, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Everything is right about this book, your characters, how they relate and the intriguing events. What a society though, I never believed such a society exist and I hope this is just fiction and not an actual tale of a real-life society.

    You are outstanding, Funom Makama.

  137. Kamuinde Nickson on June 24, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I just entered chapter 7 and cannot wait to finish this book. Damn! Damn! Damn! I lack words to say.

  138. Maxwell Ekarika on June 24, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    This is a masterpiece. Weldon Funom.

  139. Nai Mich on June 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    You don’t disappoint at all. I have been following you from poetrysoup where you publish your extraordinary poems and now I have read two of your novels. Your genes should never go extinct funom. You are amazing with your craft

  140. Loy Junior on June 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I give you a personal standing applause Funom. This is just wow!

  141. Shawn Doherty on June 24, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    This is a cracker. the prologue raised my hormones and since then, they never came down until the end of the book. You know how to use your craft well Funom. This is an amazing piece Funom.

  142. Zahir Qaderi on June 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    It’s unfortunate how religious leaders in Africa use their authorities to mislead their worshippers. Great story Funom, I enjoyed everything.

  143. Nicholas Faith on June 24, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Too bad! Just too bad! The doctor should simply leave. Great work Funom

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