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Book Publisher ShieldCrest is pleased to release "Shadow Of A Thief" of by author Celine Ibe.

The reader cannot help be moved by this authentic story which could happen to many children in the same situation in Africa. In writing Obinna’s story, the author has drawn on her own experiences as a child growing up in Nigeria.

July 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Shadow of a Thief  tells the story of Obinna, a fifteen year old Nigerian boy who, after a happy childhood suddenly finds out that Mama is not his Mama at all.  

Mama, the woman he thinks is his birthmother is in fact his grandmother. His world turns upside down when, unexpectedly, Mama dies that same night after revealing this to him. Before she dies, she makes Obinna promise that he will go to the village of the sacred people to find and to stay with uncle Raffia, a man Obinna has never met.

The mission turns out to be a dramatic and perilous venture to unravel a dark family secret which has Obinna and his birth parents at the centre of it. Uncle Raffia is a wanted man, a high profile criminal on the run but Obinna does not know this. Eventually he
finds out the truth - that uncle Raffia is a murderer, that he is the one who caused the dark family secret. So now Obinna knows the truth. He also knows that his life is in serious danger. Should he confront uncle Raffia head on and face the consequences or should he listen to his friend and pretend that he doesn't know Uncle Raffia's secrets?

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