Appraisal on Double Jeopardy, Adebukola Rebecca Olusanya, 2004

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This is the review of my first publication, Double Jeopardy, written in 2002 and published by Sam Iroanusi Publications in 2004.

According to Unilag Sun in February 2005, Double Jeopardy while showing the woes of the modern society, also portrays the warmth and creative maturity of the African family system.

In terms of organization, the author has exhibited a great talent in juxtaposing two generations in a continuous flow. The narrative technique is as effective as the point of view is immediate.

For a debutant, this novel is clearly a great achievement. Her use of language makes this work easy accessible to the target audience.

Double Jeopardy is a tragic story of a woman, a mother and a wife, who despite being a decent woman, found that life is merciless enough to deal you over and over. It is a concurrent heartbreaking tale of her daughter, Omolade and her twin brother, Omololu, who were unfortunate to experience the vices of the university which changed their destinies forever.