It is the early 1830’s, the countries of the global north are mired in internecine wars and poverty. The British Empire has set themselves up as the world power through the trans-atlantic slave trade and has started its long-term goal of sequestering and colonising the West Coast of Africa ahead of Germany and France. In their designs for Oduduwa nations, independent city-states in the south-west, they had factored in greed and the use of force, but what they hadn’t bargained for was resistance from the powerful women living in these areas.

These women with intertwined lives will learn of love and betrayal in the fight for survival. Efunsetan Aniwura fights to keep her family’s power. Efunporonye craves a place for herself in a world that is unforgiving to timid women. In trying to make their mark in a society dominated by men and their wars, these women will rise up against the incursions of The British Empire.
Swallow is a vivid reimagining of ancient Yoruba history that tells a sweeping tale of tradition and culture, family, legacy and love.

Book Size: 140 x 210mm
Number of Pages: TBD
ISBN: 979-12-201-0067-0

About Author

Born in Ibadan, Nigeria in the 1970s, Ayodele Olofintuade grew up between Lagos, Ibadan and Abeokuta. She is a self-supporting full time writer whose works are focused primarily on African feminisms, Yorùbá spirituality (cutting across Africa and the Diaspora) the LGBTQ community, and gender non-conforming persons in Nigeria.

Her first book was shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2011 and she has had her work published in numerous magazines and journals around the world.


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Weight 1.1 lbs
Author: Ayodele Olofintuade
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