A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Book Review


By China Acheru
Othuke Ominiabohs outdid himself in this new book, A conspiracy of Ravens, an action thriller rare in these parts.
This book brings up the Niger Delta militancy issue in Nigeria, the agitation for an Independent state of Biafra and the terrorist activities of Boko Haram into one. Is that why it’s a conspiracy?
It will be difficult to describe this book in a mere review, but isn’t that what makes Othuke stand out from amongst his contemporaries? His lyrical composure is top notch and his writing style leaves an indelible mark on you.
Rather than give his fans a sequel to the romantic tragedy that was Odufa, we saw an expose on Nigeria’s Niger Delta crisis as nine expatriates are kidnapped in the South of Nigeria while militants fought over control of Nigeria’s resources.
But was the militant leader fighting a war that was his?

It also reveals the inner workings of Boko Haram, shows the conspiracy of the multinationals in Nigeria’s oil mess and also opens up the involvement/ betrayal by the Nigerian government officials.
We also saw the agitation by the Igbos of the East and of course, a conspiracy that linked all of Nigeria’s major issues- A Conspiracy of Ravens?
How do Boko Haram, IPOB and the Niger Delta militants become one? How does the president of Nigeria not have any control of what is going on in his country? How are the defence minister, chief of defence staff, and petroleum minister working against the interest of the country?
Is it pure fiction? Maybe a true story or based on a true story? Or maybe the author knows something we don’t?
All a matter of conjecture, but whatever it is, this book is more than a thriller as it gets your heart racing through the scenes writing up your possible endings in your heart depending on who you have already as your favourite characters.
Tari, the militant in the Niger Delta, Shamsudeen, the Boko Haram king pin, and of course, the fixer who actually turned out to be… (No, I won’t be your spoiler).
A conspiracy of Ravens is a thriller and half.
Where to get A Conspiracy of Ravens
JED Bookstore, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.
TerraKulture, VI, Lagos
 LitCafe and Office Mall, E-Centre (Ozone Cinema building), Yaba
Patabah Bookstore, Surulere Shoprite, Lagos
Quintessence, Ikoyi, Lagos
Glendora Bookstore, Ikeja, Lagos
Laterna Books, Opposite Eko hotel, Lagos
JazzHole, along Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos
Mosuro, The Booksellers Ltd, Ibadan
The Booksellers, Abeokuta
Options Bookstore, Ibadan.
University of Ife Bookshop
Boldoz Bookshop, Akwa Ibom
Mustapha Bookshop. F6 Ahmed House. Ahmadu Bello Way. Kaduna
Mosuro The Booksellers Ltd, City Plaza, Opposite Obasanjo House, Ahmadu Bello Way, Area 11, Garki II, Abuja.
Tel: 08058436339
Salamander Café, 5 Bujumbura Close, off Libreville Street, Amino Kano Crescent, Wuse II Abuja.Tel: 07027850932
Port Harcourt at Bookville World, 2 Ezimgbu Link Road, Off Stadium Road, 0818 336 2853
Mobile Bookstore, Lagos. 08023582332.
Roving Heights http://rhbooks.com.ng/product/a-conspiracy-of-ravens/
and http://rhbooks.com.ng/product/odufa-lovers-tale/
You can also get copies online at;
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