Ilongo Fritz. 2014. The Lost Keys Of Kafira. AuthorHouseUK, 106 pages. Paperback (Available on amazon.com)
The Lost Keys of Kafira is Ilongo Fritz Ngale's second novel. The Lost Keys of Kafira can best be thought of as a mystic allegorical tale which begins with the description of an unspoilt paradise which is totally submitted to its father's will and primordial ideals of unity, harmony, peace, and peaceful coexistence. The keys of Kafira which constitute recognition of the reality of the Presence and of his perfection are lost through the "eternal lethargy" of his children and their lack of consciousness of him as the provider of all good things. In an apocalyptic scene, the chief withdraws, challenging his children, the elite, to rediscover the kingdom. With the "fall" the kingdom is transformed into a dystopian "dross dreamland" imprisoned in the cycles of the four seasons (pull-pull, push-push, pull-push, push-pull) and characterized by intolerance, hatred, violence, lust, greed, moral decay, ignorance, disease, environmental degradation, and death. Following a voiced, intense, and sincere prayer for redemption, the keys of the kingdom are reconstituted by HU, hero of the novel, who ushers in a 'golden age' of peace, harmony, illumination, and victory over death.