3 August 2018
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Nape `a Motana. Babatunde’s Heroic Journey: From Nigeria to Ukraine Via Russia. Riversong Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-946849-36-6. eISBN: 978-1-946849-37-3. 367pp.

An exciting new novel from South African author, Nape Motana. Babatunde’s Heroic Journey is the story of Babatunde Okoronkwo, a Nigerian recipient of a Russian scholarship who, as the Soviet flag tumbles into a new epoch, is consumed by zeal to be part of the transformation of a new society. The novel explores issues of politics, Igbo belief systems, and the Christian faith.

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About the Author. Nape Motana is the author of three novels, Fanie Fourie’s LobolaSon-in-Law of the BoereHamba Sugar Daddy, and a non-fiction work, Sepedi Proverbs. His poem, ‘Love Conquers All,’ is published in The 2017 New England Poetry AnthologyFanie Fourie’s Lobola was adapted into a movie which won the Jozi Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival Audience Choice Awards. Hamba Sugar Daddy was adapted into a stage play.

Babatunde’s Heroic Journey: From Nigeria to Ukraine via Russia, is his fourth novel, a project which was submitted for his Ph.D. Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria.

Nape has worked as social worker, journalist, and a copywriter. In the 1980s he worked as a poet-playwright, short story writer, and an anti-apartheid activist. He lives in Pretoria, South Africa, and is married with four children.

About Riversong Books. Stories are the music of our lives—they connect us and speak to us in ways that nonfiction cannot. An imprint of Sulis International, Riversong Books publishes historical, literary, contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, and religious fiction that not only entertain, but allow readers to question, celebrate, and explore what it means to be human. Riversong also publishes reprints, both out-of-print novels or older works not readily available in print or eBook form.

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