In the Shadow of Iyanibi, by Eugene Odogwu
Publisher: Brittle Paper
Publication Date: Jan. 12, 2015 (Part 1), Jan. 26, 2015 (Part 2), Feb. 9, 2015 (Part 3)
A story about a brave and gifted girl named Ihumbi, who is swept up in a series of frightful encounters involving the search for a missing sister in a forest of deep, dark shadows.
The three-part tale follows the confrontation between young Ihumbi and Urunma—a forest-dwelling demigoddess always hungry for the souls of lost children. Urunma is a mother’s worst nightmare and a child’s greatest fear. Preying on a child’s desire for sweet and colorful things, she steals the souls of children lost in the forest and holds them in enchanted captivity.