Two warring tribes, the Ijaws and the Itsekiris with an age-old ax to grind come head to head in a bloody and brutal battle for land ownership throwing a once peaceful and lovable city into chaos. Set in March of 1997 in the war-torn city of Warri, Nigeria, in the wake of violent outbursts over the creation of a new local government area by the then military regime, "Bonfires of the gods" tell heartrending fictitious accounts of real-life experiences of people who had suffered great losses during the violent outrage. It tells a story of love and hate, of life and death, and of a quest for survival in one's own homeland.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Edition description:||3rd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Andrew Eseimokumo Oki was born in Nigeria and grew up in the city of Warri. He has a first degree in English and Literature and a masters in Information Technology Management. 'Bonfires of the gods' is his first novel and has been featured as a special selection at London's premiere "Africa Writes" festival of literature. Andrew lives in the United States. When Andrew is not pursuing his passion for technology, he is writing or traveling. He can be reached on Twitter @OkiAndrew and on Instagram @andrew.oki