The book is a skillful narrative about a culture clash in an African society; and how some of the characters turned the “war” into a transformative event, which finally brought developments and pride to the “theater of war” as a contemporary society.
It is a thrilling piece of inspired writing; a compelling story about a well-meaning monarch who, for the love for his people’s future, engaged the spirits of his ancestors in a battle. He ended up sitting his own family; and the people he fought for, precariously, on a precipice. He was forced to see his own nakedness in exile, but his determination, finally, brought triumph to embattled natives, who had been culturally ostracized. It is the triumph of a rejected new dawn in a battle with a powerful past from where strict and no-nonsense ancestors ruled.