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The Borrowed Life of Morilewa by Mereo Books

by Kolawole Ogunyinka

In fertile Ijowa, Nigeria, land is the only source of livelihood and those without it starve or are driven into slavery. Prince Adeyanju, the Aremo-Oba (crown prince) of Ijowaland, suffers a riding injury which threatens his ability to father an heir. The high priest, Fatunbi, explains that the only way to restore his manhood is a ritual involving a secret affair, and selects a beautiful young widow called Lalonpe. To keep his royal identity secret, Adeyanju is told to introduce himself to her as a trader called Morilewa. When war breaks out between Ijowaland and neighbouring Aketeland, Adeyanju accidentally leaves behind a priceless treasure, and only Lalonpe’s young son Ojo knows the secret. Then Fatunbi is murdered in Adeyanju’s presence, and a manhunt begins for the two-faced person called Morilewa…

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Published: 1 June 2019
Pages: 398
ISBN: 978-1-86151-929-0
Size: 203 x 127
Price: £10.00
Format: Paperback

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