In the modest but peace-loving village of Umuzura, everyone enjoys the fruits of their colourful culture and ample agriculture. Who would start worrying about any prophecy that their happy lives and freedom is doomed to some disaster - even if it wasn't the village parrot that said so?
As for Obinna, the apple of his eye is Adaure, the lead singer and dancer in Umuzura's latest festival. With his flute, he hopes to make his suit and earn some money, seeing nothing sinister in the old beggarman he
takes pity on, on his way.
After all, surely, he is blind? Isn't he?
Yet on the wrong side of West Africa's Sahel lurks the kingdom of Tangandoom, a warrior kingdom that preys on its neighbours under its tyrant king, Gandoom - and its green eyes have spotted Umuzura.
Sub-Saharan sorcery meets hope, romance and war in this African adventure alive with curious, quaint and
ISBN : 978-1-78830-882-3
Pages : 211
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Leo Unadike is a writer and author of the new novel Oja and the Parrot's Curse. He was born in Nigeria, but moved and settled in the United Kingdom subsequently. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science from Kingston University, London. He combines work with writing and maintains a healthy mind, body and soul through meditation, gym and sports. A keen animal lover who has an aquarium with pet fish that do not hesitate to remind him that they see, feel, are eager to stay alive and have their unique tacit ways of showing that they are not very different from we humans after all.