After the Juju Man

After the Juju Man

by Chinwuba Iyizoba

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Overview

Very much following in the tradition of Achebe's Things Fall Apart, this novel presents us with an Igbo society that is starting to witness the arrival of whites. As well as entertaining, the novel is informative, introducing us to -from an insider's perspective- both good and bad aspects of pre-colonial culture and lifestyle in a particular part of what was to become Nigeria. For example we see how some of the traditional healers are charlatans but this is contrasted with examples of powerful medicine men whose methods work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461062271
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Chinwuba Iyizoba writes fiction and non-fiction. He has written a number of interesting articles on human dignity. After the Juju man is his first novel

REVIEWS OF AFTER THE JUJU MAN
"Very much following in the tradition of Achebe's Things Fall Apart, this novel presents us with an Igbo society that is starting to witness the arrival of whites. Pacing is good. Structure and plotting are compelling and the reader really wants to know what happens to the characters."...Pearson Education UK, publishers of Financial Times London, the Economist and Penguin Books.

"Chinwuba Iyizoba's tale of West African village life is full of colour and incident, an eye-opener for a Western reader. The culture of the Ibo before the advent of Christianity and westernisation is shown through convincing characters with all their human frailties and vices as well as their natural wisdom and nobility. A great first book from a promising writer." - Carolyn Moynihan, Deputy Editor of mercatornet.com

"After the Juju man reads like an old Nigerian fable written in a contemporary style. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and appreciated that despite being set in a simpler time their lives were still complex and complicated. The accessible language and ease of reading made me think this would be an ideal book for young readers. I wish you every success with it."... Renowned journalist and CNN correspondent, Femi Oke

"I have not read anything like this since I read Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart many years ago."...Justina Offiah, SAN

"After the Juju man is the best of all novels that we have ever read in our school. Its chosen diction is well polished and understandable."... Joyce Okata, Department of Business Administration, IMT Enugu.

After the Juju-man is a classic - a story of life in West-Africa before the arrival of the Whites. It tells of the struggles of a man named Okafor whom at last died of injustice. . ...Ekene Onuorah

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After The Juju Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DiVICKY More than 1 year ago
The writer showed that our fore fathers worshipped God but in confusion... Really waiting for the message
Bennard More than 1 year ago
The most interesting story I have ever read in my life. A wonderful story, second to non. A recommended reading for all.