Set primarily on Zongo Street, a fictitious community in West Africa, the stories -- which are reminiscent of the works of Ben Okri and Amos Tutuola -- introduce us to wonderfully quirky characters and the most uproarious, poignant, and rawest ... Most of the men who still sought Zulaikha's hand were rich ones also from Zongo Street, with two or three wives already, a practice sanctioned by Islam, the street's predominant religion. To Zulaikha, the idea of competing for a man's attention with two or three other women, along with its concomitant sexual starvation, seemed repugnant and stiﬂing.
... THEMES AND LESSONS FROM THE SHORT STORY WRITTEN BY MOHAMMED NASEEHU ALI ENTITLED THE PROPHET OF ZONGO STREET. The themes in the story include; 1.Religious Intolerance:In the story, the narrator describes what happens when a man turns his back on tradition, abandons his community, and invents his own belief system.