Title : Return of odu'a
Book Category : Fiction ,Historical
Language : English
Author : Tokunbo Ogunbanjo
Print Publisher : Pyxidia
E/Audio Book Publisher : Pyxidia Digital
Formats : Print, eBook.
Print : Feb. 2021
E/Audio Book :
Pages : 156
ISBN 13 : 978-1-946530-27-1 | ISBN 10:1-946530-27-1
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Return of Odu’a captures an extraordinary tale about the strength of loyalty to a people and the power of custom and tradition, unveiling an enchanting African folktale with a savvy, trado-contemporary twist.
When a menacing danger threatens the existence of Yorubaland, resulting from a curse that had the children of Odu’a scattered to the four corners of the globe, a courageous young Poet, Lagbaja, accepts the daunting task to embark on an arduous, unpredictable journey to save the land of his fathers. But his path is littered with many riddles, puzzles, and thorns; he encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including his black horse, Serubawon, who accompanies him.
Lagbaja must overcome these obstacles to chart the course for the children of Odu’a to find their way back home. But is he ready for that which was not in the plan?
The author, Tokunbo Ogunbanjo, fashions this primeval tale with brilliant use of language, and stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Yorubaland pantheon, and through his deft and witty prose, these characters emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again, thereby, giving the book a fantastical creative force that equals only the strength of the tale.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tokunbo Ogunbanjo was born in Croydon, Surrey in England to Nigerian parents.
He had his early education in Nigeria before proceeding to Trent College, Nottingham for his secondary education. He began his tertiary education at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and completed his Law degree at the University of Buckingham, England.
He practised law in Lagos and sits on the Board of several companies. He also spent a term as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tokunbo is a keen polo player, an avid boating enthusiast and has a deep love of the Yoruba culture and traditions. He also has a fascination for Archaeology and an interest in Ancient Alien theoretical studies.
He is married to Clara, and they have two sons and a daughter.