Lost Boys by Bamigbola Silas
Of recent, there has been a proliferation of themes associated with “boys”. From dissent about boys who suffered rape to argument bordering on the neglect of the male child, and the discourse regarding whether boys should cry or not; there is an ongoing concern about the need to turn attention to the male child, without neglecting the female child, of course!
There is some element of legitimacy here. There is an overt acceptance that the male child should know better, while the female child becomes the attention of society, with such attention overbearing and excessively protective. Since the existence of the male child is built on assumptions, society is left to deal with the consequences of his actions.
This laxity on society’s part becomes the central focus of Silas Bamgbola’s experimental incursion in Lost Boys.