from Book Sprints
THE STORY OF A BOOK looks behind the scenes of the writing of Nameless, a book written in five days and nights in a collaborative effort by eight Nigerian writers. They came together in a Book Sprint to take a critical look at present-day Nigeria ahead of the national elections in 2015 and to offer glimpses of alternative futures ahead. What started as political critique soon turned into provocative fictional stories. These are centered around a market town that could be any and everywhere in the country, and thus remains nameless. The short documentary tells Nigeria’s current situation through the story of the book, picking up the pulse on the street, the intensity of the concern for everyday issues and the hope for change in the future.