NNEWI, EASTERN NIGERIA
The market day is coming to an end, and the chief of a hamlet in the town of Nnewi is looking forward to sitting in his Obi and knocking down a gallon of palm wine. He arrives to find the gourd in his third wife's hut, propped against the wall...empty...and his son, with his half sister, lying side-by-side...both naked and asleep. He knew they had violated each other. As chief, he must cleanse the abomination staring him in the face, or die a horrible death keeping it a secret from the rest of the town. He summons the village elders that midnight to tell them what his eyes had seen. When morning comes, brother and sister are ceremoniously buried alive.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
One hundred and fifty years after their horrible deaths...or so it seems, brother and sister, Obijiaku and Nkolika, reemerge...they return, and could have passed through a wormhole, to leave Old World Africa for the New World America...taking up residence in Brooksville Forest Cemetery, in the very tomb where Mr. and Mrs. Somersby, New Orleans' richest are buried.