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By Manu F. Manun'Ebo

below the Umbrella is an engaging debut novel weaving pleasant humour into it appears light-hearted moments of utmost violence. It portrays a legendary kingdom wounded via the cruelties of dictatorship in post-colonial Africa. The humanity, the gentleness and optimism of the writing take the reader via ‘real Africa’, in preference to the one-dimensional portrayals frequently obvious in mainstream media. the following comes the get together of a contemporary metaphorical story focusing not just at the colonialism legacy but in addition, if now not regularly, at the fact of the post-colonial Africa in all its complexity as obvious via an African eye. the story brings desire throughout the genuine information of the panorama: a postcard from the next day to come sub-Saharan Africa.
The tale opens whilst eight-year-old Felix is scheduled to fulfill his death grand-father to obtain a mystical drum and study a creed that would aid him commune along with his ancestors via animals, birds, bugs and reptiles performing as his courses in his noble venture to revive an historic country. yet a sighting of the oldsters of the country’s president attempting to acquire grains of sand from the ancestral burial floor and their next loss of life there are noticeable as a hazard to Christianity, which urges the neighborhood priest to prevent the move of powers to Felix in any respect charges. The boy is embarked on a survival conflict, a conflict not just for the recovery of the normal rule but additionally for the complete future of the folks of the Republic of Boriade. As he grows up, he needs to triumph over either the Church and the tough regime in position. A reader who acquired throughout the booklet in sittings stated: ‘There is a lot price during this multi-dimensional, multi-cultural novel from sub-Saharan Africa. The depiction of the legendary environment incorporates its wealthy characters alongside the tale with absolute authenticity.’

About the writer: Manu F. Manun’Ebo is a playwright, level director and actor born within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the place he ran a neighborhood theatre in Kikwit. He lives in England in view that 1990.

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