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The Dancing Bird Udenwe Obinna Udenwe

The Dancing Bird

Udenwe Obinna Udenwe

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ISBN : 9781425191726
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284 pages
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In a large and powerful African clan, people were dieing, men were missing, and youths sold into slavery, women were made to give birth to Siamese twins through witchcrafts and were killed, and some were made to carry pregnancies for more than nineMoreIn a large and powerful African clan, people were dieing, men were missing, and youths sold into slavery, women were made to give birth to Siamese twins through witchcrafts and were killed, and some were made to carry pregnancies for more than nine moons. It was Africa in 15-16th centuries, when animal hides served as clothing, thatches as roofs, and knife duels were as free as excreting. A time when gods fought gods, men fought men, and influential chiefs carried out bloody expeditions into weaker villages and clans killing everyone, forcing men into their band of warriors, and annihilating children and women.Only one force was behind all these, a strange god known as Ogwa. Then, Okemini the greatest god of the land, came down to the land, and was born as a man called Okeali to liberate the people. But Okeali went contrary to the stipulations of the gods, and was influenced by Ogwa, a god he came to fight. Okeali founded the Unwu apvu criminal organization, married twenty-one wives, and annihilated his own children, wives, and people and lived by the sword. He was revered by his people and was unable to be assassinated.Okeali was truly The Dancing Bird. He put an end to the customs of the land, killed the traditions, closed the eyes of the gods, and made rain fell only in his own compound. But would the bird dance forever...The Dancing Bird gives intimate and captivating information about Africa, the language, people, history and religions... A novel that will appeal not just to everyone in the globe that appreciates a dramatic historic story but to every scholar that wants to embrace cultures and traditions.The Dancing Bird tells a story of a man more fearless and ruthless than Shaka of Zulu land...