NGIGA REVIEW BOOK OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2021
Title: Crows of the Yellow Stream
Author: Odili Ujubuoñu
Genre: Fiction (Epic Fantasy)
About the Book
Odili Ujubuoñu’s fourth novel, Crows of the Yellow Stream, is an epic fantasy, a pulsating narrative about a people’s combat with nature, self and other.
In Crows of the Yellow Stream, Odili thematizes a theme as fundamental as man’s relationship with his environment, gesturing towards the notion that humans can’t be trusted to keep to the rules of nature.
The author’s depth of craft is manifest in, not just his enigmatic storytelling style or the twists and brazen unpredictability of the plot, but in the technical handling of such a voluminous tale without boring the living daylight out of the reader.
For lovers of high-octane epic fantasy, this is a must read!
About the Author
Odili Ujubuoñu’s debut novel, Pregnancy of the Gods, was an instant success. Since then he has published follow-ups, Treasure in the Winds and Pride of the Spider Clan. The three books are woven around a magical musical instrument – sacred flute lost and sought after in communities around the lower Niger. Pregnancy of the Gods won the 2006, ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose, Treasure in the Winds won the 2008 ANA/Chevron Prize on Environmental Issues and was nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2008, while Pride of the Spider Clan was nominated for the 2010 Wole Soyinka Prize for Africa and won the 2010 ANA Prose Prize.
Ujubuoñu has practised Advertising since 1991.
He lives in Lagos and Awka, Nigeria
Review: “Here is classic knowledge, a novel of astonishing transformations . . . This is indeed an extraordinary novel.”
— Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
Author, God of Poetry.