Arrows of Rain

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This debut novel from Okey Ndibe looks at a woman’s drowning and the ensuing investigation in an emerging African nation.

“Highly evocative. ”
—WOLE SOYINKA

“Ndibe is a gifted writer and an adept storyteller, who clearly exults in the telling. ”
—ESSENCE MAGAZINE

“Arrows of Rain is a brooding and powerful first novel from Nigerian Okey Ndibe … a gritty political thriller with real emotional depth which poses vital questions about our responsibility to bear witness; to be the custodian of ‘stories which must be told.’ ”
—THE NEW INTERNATIONALIST

“What do you do, Ndibe asks, when you are faced with injustice and total corruption? When to speak will very likely mean your end? A Kafkaesque, imaginative novel of great necessity and power. ”
–KIRKUS ON ARROWS OF RAIN

“This novel does what great novels are supposed to do. It creates a new world that, bigger than ours, closer than ours, more intense than ours, brings us back to where we live with a better understanding of just what our lives mean to those we will never see, touch or know. ”
–RICK KLEFFEL, KQED PUBLIC RADIO ON ARROWS OF RAIN