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Blood Contract: An Adventure Set in the Dangerous Swamps of the Niger-Delta



Ken (Kenawari) left his village in the Niger Delta region many years ago, carrying with him emotional scars. However, he did make a life for himself in the city and built a reputation as a slick troubleshooter in inter-village disputes, of which there were many. He was one of the best operators on the books of the private security firm he worked for.
Then it happened. There was trouble in his tribal home. Reluctantly he agreed to return. Not only has he got to settle a dispute that resulted in kidnapping, and tread gingerly through the political minefield of the region - including local robber barons, but he also has to face the most fearsome obstacles of all - his past.

Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past. Most of all, Biola Olatunde provides the reader with a vivid social commentary of the lives and challenges of those who live in this most neglected of corners of the earth.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Biola Olatunde's novel Blood Contract gives us an insight into the world of the Niger Delta and its people, through the eyes of the hero Kenewari, who is asked to go back to his home after many years away to negotiate the release of a captive.
- Jack Eason
This is merely a glimpse into a world a lot of Westerners would not understand. Educational but at the same time a fabulous adventure, Biola has managed to give us a window into her world and the lives of so many. The authentic dialect and stunning setting complement each other perfectly. A great read.
- Miss E. Carpenter
This is an entertaining story and educational too. It was fascinating delving into the politics, customs and view-points of the people in a region of the world I'm unfamiliar with. It's like an alien landscape but at the same time, it is also familiar.
Following Ken on his troubled journey home, with his unique blend of the old and new traditions, makes it easier for us to identify with. The excitement comes from his negotiation work in an area of the world that is violent and hostile for the unwary, and in his deep and troubled past with his family and his tribe. Good stuff and a good read. Excellent work.
- Elizabeth Lang

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Biola Olatunde is a writer,poet and blogger. Numen is the last of her trilogy of the Numen series. Over the years Biola has been preoccupied with the effects of her culture, on her people. Puzzled by the contradictions of faith, politics and the simplicity of tradition, Biola has tried to understand.

I wrote the Numen series as an act of appeal and rebellion. While I lived in the Northern part of my country I had been given terrible tales of the ritualistic South West. Some nights I stayed awake, terror stricken by the wild tales by the moonlight.

Then my maternal grandmother saved my sanity when she softly told me stories of love, goddesses and gods and said I had nothing to fear’

Biola has been writing consistently for almost forty years now. From simple love plays in her days as presenter with Radio Lagos to intervention drama series for international organizations like UNFPA, USAID/STAYWELL, ARDA/UNICEF, on issues of reproductive health, parenting, HIV/AIDS etc to stories on disability education and awareness by some NGOs.

Some of her notable writings made into television series include I NEED TO KNOW, Grapes of Pain, A share of the sun, Blood on their hands to mention just a few.

She has also self published a few novels and poems, being part of Poetry Anthologies nationally and internationally.

Her novels with IFWG publishing are:
Blood Contract
Numen Yeye
Sunset Tales ebook
Rose of Numen

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