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The lies of the Ajungo

Utomi, Moses Ose (author.).

Summary: "Set in a secondary world reminiscent of Saharan Africa, Moses Ose Utomi's debut novella, The Lies of the Ajungo, follows one boy's epic quest to bring water back to his city and save his mother's life. 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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  • ISBN: 9781250848420
  • ISBN: 1250849063
  • ISBN: 9781250849069
  • Physical Description: 87 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tordotcom, published by Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Publishing Group, 2023.
Subject: Teenage boys Fiction
Imaginary places Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction
Deserts Fiction
Quests (Expeditions) Fiction
Mothers Fiction
Magic Fiction
Families Fiction
Imaginary places
Quests (Expeditions)
Teenage boys
Truthfulness and falsehood
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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