The Outcast by Ousman Minteh
The outcast is a story about a young boy born outside of marriage and all the obstacles and troubles he goes through in life. We also follow his family and different characters of the village which helps us in understanding his background and the choices he makes along the way.
The Outcast is a story of struggle. It tells the tale as old as time of good winning over evil.
For me who is not born in the Gambia and don´t have much insight in the common mindset of people in the villages some parts of the book seemed strange. Like characters starting to laugh in, for me, unexpected situations.
Also the plot is a bit unclear and sometimes hard to follow.
I give this book a 1 of 5