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Oliver Twist - African style

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    The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

    Samuel Abdulraheem has no recollection of the day he was abducted, aged seven, from his family home in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.

    Although he came from a large family - his father had 17 children by four wives - Samuel was on his own with a nanny that day.

    His family were told he had gone outside to ride his bicycle.

    They would not see him again for another six years.

    ​​​​​​​This is the sort of story Charles Dickens would have written had he lived in Africa. Horrible to think though that it is a piece of modern factual reporting and not 19th century fiction.
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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