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Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon

Author(s): Wole Talabi

Location(s): Lagos, London, Singapore

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Fantasy, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The British Science Fiction Award-nominated and Nebula Finalist debut novel from Wole Talabi. This contemporary fantasy is filled with the mythos of Nigeria and features Yoruba gods liberating an artefact from the depths of the British Museum.

Shigidi is a disgruntled nightmare god in the Orisha spirit company, reluctantly answering the prayers of his few remaining believers to satisfy the demands of the company board. When he meets Nneoma, a sort-of succubus with a long and secretive past, everything changes.

Together, they attempt to break free of their constraints and live on their owns terms. But the elder gods have other plans for Shigidi, and the Orisha Spirit Company is not so easy to leave. The chairman has a final job for Shigidi and Nneoma, one that will take them to the very heart of the British Museum.

From the boisterous streets of Lagos to the rooftop bars of Singapore and the secret spaces of London, Shigidi and Nneoma will encounter strange creatures, rival gods and manipulative magicians as they are drawn into a spectacular heist that spans two realms . . . and which could turn their own worlds upside down . . .

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