Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome Moses Ose Utomi to our virtual event space! He will be joined in conversation by World Fantasy Award-winning author, Fonda Lee on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7pmMT to celebrate his debut novella release of The Lies of the Ajungo. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.
More information about The Lies of the Ajungo:
They say there is no water in the City of Lies. They say there are no heroes in the City of Lies. They say there are no friends beyond the City of Lies. But would you believe what they say in the City of Lies?
In the City of Lies, they cut out your tongue when you turn thirteen, to appease the terrifying Ajungo Empire and make sure it continues sending water. Tutu will be thirteen in three days, but his parched mother won’t last that long. So Tutu goes to his oba and makes a deal: she provides water for his mother, and in exchange he will travel out into the desert and bring back water for the city. Thus begins Tutu’s quest for the salvation of his mother, his city, and himself.
The Lies of the Ajungo opens the curtains on a tremendous world, and begins the epic fable of the Forever Desert. With every word, Moses Ose Utomi weaves magic.
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