Shadows of Yesterday

Shadows of Yesterday

by Azubike Okwudili Eze


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Bari King, a Niger-Delta militant leader, after indulging in wanton killing, kidnapping, blackmailing, and crude oil theft is now at wits-end, as his sister falls in love with his French captive. Reluctantly letting-go of the hero-worship and ego-massage, he embraces the Amnesty Program of the Federal Government of Nigeria. However, peace still eludes him, and his world becomes mired in upheaval, as the covenant of protection he made with some dark forces begins to haunt him. In his bid to save himself, he visits a Shaman and gains an unbargained other-worldly adventure.

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ISBN-13: 9781770766129
Publisher: Editions Dedicaces
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

My name is Azubike Okwudili Eze. I was born May 11, 1967 in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. I am an alumnus of University of Nigeria, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Estate Management. I practice as a registered Estate Surveyor & Valuer and live in port- Harcourt with my wife and son.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Shadows of Yesterday by Azubike Okwudili Eze revolves around Bari King who is a Niger Delta militant leader. His fierce image always underscored the seriousness of his intentions. Though he is into kidnapping, blackmail, and other nefarious activities, Bari King calls himself a freedom fighter who is trying to liberate his people from the shackles of poverty and environmental degradation with the limited resources they have there. His unhappiness over the presence of Shell Petroleum Company Development, that claims to have spent a lot of money on community development there, is obvious and he is now pleased with their ousting from his land. His peace of mind is disturbed when his sister, Oroma, falls in love with his French captive, Gerard. Dark thoughts come into his mind. Things take a different turn when he meets Agila, the famed medicine man who helps him to find a new way of being. The story takes readers on the journey of transformation of Bari King, from that of being a ruthless person to a person whose spirit has become light after having some dross washed away from him. It is interesting to note the changes in Bari King as he lets go of his ego and his fierceness to embrace feelings of expansiveness. The characters are strongly portrayed, making them real, relatable, and memorable to readers. The story has action and I like the manner in which the author gives an interesting twist to the plot as it reaches the conclusion.