On Sale: June 1, 2010
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An award-winning literary author presents her first foray
into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic
In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust
Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the
Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate
the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain
Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape,
wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby
girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively
knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter
Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient
Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious
and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical
destiny-to end the genocide of her people. The journey to
fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature,
tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of
her culture-and eventually death itself.
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