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Masters of the Confluence

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In colonial Africa, the prevalent justice systems left much to be desired. Retribution was brutal, heavy and swift. The ruling elite used slavery keep their citizenry on a pretty tight leash. Nigeria was no different.

From the meanders and tributaries of the Niger delta, "felons" were tricked into the mythical labyrinths of Arochukwu and subsequently, shipped abroad. Estab...more
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Aug 16, 2010 Nduka rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
A book that is very close to my heart.
of course, since i actually wrote it, my ratings does not count for much. Why don't you be the judge?
No beginning, no main character and no end. A strange story? Probably. But this is precisely how it goes, this Masters of the Confluence, where, in nineteenth-century Nigeria, Onitsha gives start to a long mission in search for the freedom and honor of his lineage.
It isn't quite an easy book to read. With a story that includes multiple generations, this is not a linear tale, but a kind of memory for multiple events. And that is why we can never follow a single character, because things change an...more
I did not win this book, but received it "second hand" from one of the winners.

The good news about this book was the subject, which was very new and different for me, and the style, which was reminiscent of some of the stream of consciousness novels that I had to read at school.

This was, unfortunately, also bad news for me, as I have a hard time keeping track of names and places and an even harder time when things are not laid out in a logical manner.

If I had not read the blurb on the back of th...more
Masters of Confluence by Nduka Onwuegbute

I was not sure what to expect when I first started reading this one, not knowing very much about African History, but I was surprised by this frank look at life in the Niger delta during life in the colonial times of the 19th century. You are quickly drawn into the plight of the character Onitsha, an exiled royal in the servitude to another Nigerian warlord. Onitsha decides to reclaim his birthright, by stealing back the power symbol of his family and esc...more
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I won the first book ever!!!

from: Nduka Onwuegbute
to: Annett Christoph
subject: Masters of the Confluence: You Won!
message: Hello Annett,

I am pleased to inform you that you managed to win a preview copy of my book, "Masters of the Confluence". Congratulations on that front.

Your copy of the book will be posted within the next few days, and I hope you enjoy reading it. I am posting from the UK so please allow reasonable time for delivery.

Once again, congratulations!


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