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Arrows of Rain - A Novel

Okey Ndibe

Originally published in Heineman's prestigious "African Writers Series," this is Arrows'first publication in the US. Coming only months after the whirlwind of publicity for Foreign Gods, Inc., we expect continued attention for Okey Ndibe as a major new voice in world literature. Set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery of the body of a drowned prostitute leads to an exploration of the conflict between an individual and the modern African state. A gripping study of truth, silence and the abuse of power. A young woman runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, a curious individual known as Bukuru, is asked to account for her suicide. His shocking revelations land him in court. Alone and undefended, Bukuru has to calculate the cost of silence in the face of stories which must be told. Both humorous and poignant, Arrows of Rain dramatises the relationship between an individual and the modern African state. Okey Ndibe examines the erosion of moral insight in both public and private life, drawing out the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation.

Originally published in Heineman's prestigious "African Writers Series," this is Arrows'first publication in the US. Coming only months after the whirlwind of publicity for Foreign Gods, Inc., we expect continued attention for Okey Ndibe as a major new voice in world literature. Set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery of the body of a drowned prostitute leads to an exploration of the conflict between an individual and the modern African state. A gripping study of truth, silence and the abuse of power. A young woman runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, a curious individual known as Bukuru, is asked to account for her suicide. His shocking revelations land him in court. Alone and undefended, Bukuru has to calculate the cost of silence in the face of stories which must be told. Both humorous and poignant, Arrows of Rain dramatises the relationship between an individual and the modern African state. Okey Ndibe examines the erosion of moral insight in both public and private life, drawing out the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation.
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Originally published in Heineman's prestigious "African Writers Series," this is Arrows'first publication in the US. Coming only months after the whirlwind of publicity for Foreign Gods, Inc., we expect continued attention for Okey Ndibe as a major new voice in world literature. Set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery of the body of a drowned prostitute leads to an exploration of the conflict between an individual and the modern African state. A gripping study of truth, silence and the abuse of power. A young woman runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, a curious individual known as Bukuru, is asked to account for her suicide. His shocking revelations land him in court. Alone and undefended, Bukuru has to calculate the cost of silence in the face of stories which must be told. Both humorous and poignant, Arrows of Rain dramatises the relationship between an individual and the modern African state. Okey Ndibe examines the erosion of moral insight in both public and private life, drawing out the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Jay Fernandez

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:07