Finally, the long awaited novel, A Conspiracy of Ravens, from prolific writer Othuke Ominiabohs is out!
You remember Othuke right?
He’s the author of the captivating Odufa: A lover’s tale that i reviewed earlier this year. I have been anticipating this novel since i saw the release date, and true to his word, it was released on the 17th of September in Abuja. The book has had two unveilings already, at the Thought Pyramid Art Gallery in Abuja and at Terrakulture in Lagos.
In “A Conspiracy of Ravens”, the author raises suspicion about the ongoing crisis in the Niger Delta, Boko Haram in the North East and IPOBs clamour for autonomy in the East, hinting at the possibility of a conspiracy that comes all the way down from the Civil War years.
A conspiracy of Ravens is a thriller that digs into the unrest in the Niger Delta and draws a connection between it and the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian civil war. It is the story of Tari, a Niger Delta militant commander and his battle to fight a war he believes in, and that of Alex Randa, a DSS operative tasked with the assignment of stopping him.
Tunde Leye (Author of The Guardians of the Seal) and Elnathan John (Author of Born On a Tuesday) are part of the few who have recommended the book.
Some book reviewers in persons of Buchi Onyeagbule, Alkasim Abullkadiri, Chioma and Dr. Lizzy Ben Iheanacho had a lot of positive feedback on the work. The reviewers in their assessment of the book all agreed the book came up at the right time and opens a new conversation of rethinking thriller genre in the Nigerian literary space.
Even though i haven’t gotten my copy yet, i expect that when i do it will be a wonderful read. Expect my review!
To purchase the book, click here to locate a bookstore around you. For those readers in Kampala, click here. You can also order the book from Konga , Jumia and Dookshop. Also available on Amazon and iTunes.
A super Nigerian thriller- J.J. Omojuwa (on A conspiracy of Ravens)