Bonfires of the gods
By Andrew Eseimokumo Oki
Published By

Carline Fhurst Publishing LLC

ISBN 978-1791687236
Fiction Genre Historical
Publication Date 01/04/2019
Price 10.28
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n the wake of violent outbursts over the creation of a new local government area by the then military regime, 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, 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.

Authors Biography

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.

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  1. Its a must read! Should be on every reading shelf.

  2. Great narrative. Historical and insightful. A good guide to understanding and resolving interethnic conflagrations.

  3. A reader should read this book.

  4. Very informative and an eye opener!!

  5. Thought provoking piece…

  6. A reader should read this book. Wow.

  7. Apt. Must-read for anyone who wants to understand the Ijaw-Itshekiri wars and the Niger Delta peoples of Nigeria.

  8. Highly recommended!

  9. Amazing book to read .

  10. Pretty good eye-opener to an age-long wrangling meets us at the point of being tutored in history. This book gives a great insight into some of the history of delta as a whole and this is worth reading. As we always say:literary works are referential

  11. A gifted author.

  12. It’s inspiring

  13. It’s soul lifting

  14. Good account

  15. You can’t miss out on this book. Worth reading.

  16. Interesting

  17. I love this, Wow

  18. An amazing author and a mind blowing Story .love it

  19. 🔥🔥🔥🏆🥇💡

  20. Compelling narrative. Oki is able to hold your attention while gliding your mind through the difficulties of relationships at war time.

  21. This book is unputdownable. The author never ceases to amaze me.

  22. Being close to the reality of this book and reading it, he is spot on, great job.

  23. Nice one Andrew…i believe you will win.

  24. Great Book and a must read! just realized Andrew is the only Nigerian on this list! this is worth celebrating. great job.

  25. Fascinating book. Sheds light into the life in Africa.

  26. Very beautifully written & illustrated. Super amazing book to add to my collection of books. 🔥🔥🔥

  27. Looks like a good read already.
    My Ijaw friends too will read it when it’s available.

  28. Wow!!! Great job

  29. Nice one Andrew, well done.

  30. Highly recommended.

  31. A great novel.

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