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Omitirin, a young Yoruba priestess who is captured by Fulani bandits and sold into slavery, fights to return to her family. A ruthless warlord plots for more power and glory, and a heartbroken English missionary hopes for redemption in the dark African heartland. It is 1826, and the British have arrived. As their paths cross, all three struggle to make sense of their lives and this one article of faith, while the old Oyo empire collapses around them.A gorgeous, riveting, and heartbreaking coming of age novel that explores the stories of slavery, faith, adventure and filial piety on the African side of the Atlantic slave trade. A Triumph of African storytelling that combines great historical research with a compelling imagination to deliver an important message about Africa’s heritage art.