By (author) Charles Saunders
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Imaro by Charles Saunders
Book DescriptionSaunders' novel fuses the narrative style of fantasy fiction with a pre-colonial, alternate Africa. Inspired by and directly addresses the alienation of growing up an African American fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which to this day remains a very ethnically homogonous genre. It addresses this both structurally (via its unique setting) and thematically (via its alienated, tribeless hero-protagonist). The tribal tensions and histories presented in this fantasy novel reflect actual African tribal histories and tensions, and provide a unique perspective to current and recent conflicts in Africa, particularly the Rwandan genocide and the ongoing conflict in The Sudan. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597800365
(235mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Night Shade Books
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Saunders
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An action filled historical fantasy based in 15th century East African culture.
Imaro, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Charles Saunders
With the help of their friend Pomphis, Imaro and Tanish learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth. The trio goes in search of the Kingdom of Cush, where Imaro hopes to find answers to the questions that have plagued his life. Who is he? Who was his father, and why was he seemingly cursed?
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