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Udenwe - Satans and Shaitans

Obinna Udenwe has a special place in our hearts. The Nigerian writer and activist is a long time contributor to Brittle Paper, with hit stories including “Home Coming,” “Holy Milk,” and “Hiding in the Cupboard.”

So it’s with great pleasure that we introduce to you his latest achievement as a rising literary star. A few months ago, Jacaranda Books published his debut novel titled Satans and Shaitans, a conspiracy crime thriller offering the most intriguing answers to the many strange events that seem to be taking over Nigeria’s political landscape.

In a web of twists and intrigues, the novel links the terrorism of radical Islamists ripping the North to shreds, political exploits in the southern parts of the country, and a secret political society.

With all the election drama currently taking place in Nigeria set against the background of a north being ravaged by religions fundamentalism, reading Obinna Udenwe’s conspiracy crime thriller has been rather interesting.

Obinna is a fresh new voice, and his foray into conspiracy thriller is a much needed contribution to the contemporary African literary scene.

Check out the synopsis of the novel and head on to Amazon to order a copy.

SYNOPSIS

Determined to overrule the Nigerian President, a corrupt and powerful secret society, The Sacred Order of the Universal Forces, employs a terrorist cell to carry out attacks in Northern Nigeria under the guise of forming an Islamic state. A young man and woman in Southern Nigeria hide their love affair from their fathers. When the girl goes missing, the men employ all their resources to find her, but do they know more than they suggest? As the police search for the missing girl, a series of attacks are launched against members of the Order, with many fatalities. With the terrorist attacks intensifying and The Sacred Order losing control, a race is launched between the police and the secret society to identify the killers, before it is too late…

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

3 Responses to “Book Feature | Satans and Shaitans By Obinna Udenwe | An African Conspiracy Thriller” Subscribe

  1. Amaka February 21, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    This promises to be a good read. We need more of this kind of book in Nigeria, books that show what happens in our country.

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