Medicine Man by Ibeh Liestrand-nwokocha

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Title: Medicine Man

Author: Ibeh Liestrand-nwokocha

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

File Size (E-book): -/447

Number of Pages (Paperback): 228

Publication Year: November 29, 2015

Publisher: Hatch

ISBN: 978-8293475002

Available at: Amazon Stores & Createspace Store

Short Description: When we meet Obioma as a child in 1983, he is threading his way through the centre of rush hour Owerri, South East of Nigeria, with its cacophony of traffic, people, market traders and amplified music, in search of 5.00 Naira. This is the price of entry to the school’s effort at winning a French song competition, instigated by the charismatic Mr Success.

We immerse ourselves into his chaotic and exciting life. The mesmerizing smile of Nneka, Obioma’s childhood sweetheart, adventures with Kalu, his best friend and possibly the cleverest person in the universe. Then the rural village, Umuwe, from which Obioma’s family hails. There his uncle, Iwuagwu, a traditional healer, starts to initiate Obioma into the centuries’ old profession of traditional medicine, promising to pay for contemporary medical studies later, so Obioma can combine traditional and western doctoring skills.

However, over the course of two decades tectonic plates move, and on a pivotal day Obioma joins one of the swelling crowds of hundreds marauding through the city with toppled burning cars lit up in their wake. Obioma, spade in hand, has become a truth-seeker. Who knows where the bodies are buried?

Category: Literary Fiction


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