BLACKBIRD Set at the turn of the apocalyptic Millennium, Blackbird is a captivating story of a world in transition. Through a quartet of characters, the admirable Maya and her devoted husband... More > Omoniyi, the formidable Nduesoh and her philandering husband Edward, the novel depicts how their connected world progresses towards crisis and tragedy. Blackbird is a provocative and evocative novel from start to finish. It lays bare all the fatal flaws of humanity— love and jealousy, need and possessiveness, care and self-preservation – and does so through a style that is finely judged, literary and accessible. Building on its author’s previous ground-breaking novels, this latest follows his interest in how traditional beliefs and personal experiences clash to force explosive changes. Blackbird is an important modern novel by a contemporary writer. It pushes beyond Walking with Shadows and the prize winning Unbridled into new territory.< Less
Ebele Njoko had survived a forlorn and poignant childhood, concealing a secret he could not explain and craving the love and approval of his parents. Years later he reinvents himself and is now known... More > and respected as Adrian Njoko , father, husband, brother and mentor.
One phone call and his life as he knows it is changed forever.
In coming to terms with his secret Adrian must choose between keeping his family or accepting a life of possible loneliness and rejetion.< Less