Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon

Talabi’s debut novel is a funny, sexy, and adventurous exploration of Nigerian gods and revenge. Focused on a burnt out nightmare god, Shigidi, who is tired of the spirit corporation’s corruption, this story is full of twists and turns. Talabi crafts a dramatic heist and workplace satire, incorporating critiques of capitalism into a world of spirit spaces, conjurers, divine kola nuts, and orishas. Power grabs and succubi are common here, and the richness of the characters builds a complex story across Nigeria, England, and Singapore. This fantasy could best be described as epic. Recommended by Nikita

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ISBN: 9780756418267
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Published: DAW - August 8th, 2023

The debut fantasy novel from an award-winning, Nebula-nominated Nigerian author

A mythic tale of disgruntled gods, revenge, and a heist across two worlds, perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, and Karen Lord