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The new fantasy novel you should look out for; The Usurper’s Dream

The Usurper’s Dream takes a critical look at pre-colonial life when there was belief in magic and gods through the lens of its characters.Yeayi Kobina’s debut novel is a compelling story about the coming of age of Osei Tutu, the first king of what woul...

The Usurper’s Dream takes a critical look at pre-colonial life when there was belief in magic and gods through the lens of its characters.

Yeayi Kobina’s debut novel is a compelling story about the coming of age of Osei Tutu, the first king of what would become the Ashanti Empire.

Through vivid imagery, Yeayi Kobina manages to create a pre-colonial world, with characters who have lives as real as our own embarking on challenging quests.

The author relies on both history and folklore to craft a journey for readers.

In the book, we are presented with Osei Tutu’s struggle to free the people of Kwaaman from the clutches of Denkyira.

He is ably supported by his oracle Okomfo Anokye whose magical escapades helps in the creation of an empire.

Many aspects of The Usurper’s Dream are actually actual places and events captured through a fictional lens, giving readers an entry into the world of the legends of Africa mythology.

The usurper’s dream is the first of five books exploring the coming into being of one of Africa’s prominent kingdoms; the Ashanti empire.

Source: Ghana Web

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