James Obi, author
The author was born and raised in a traditional rural village in the most violently homophobic country on earth – Nigeria. His memoir tells a harrowing story – how he negotiated ostracism, imprisonment, homelessness, violence, extortion and intense persecution. But he is never a victim – drawing on his own spiritual and emotional resources, he overcomes. He seeks to understand the root causes of homophobia, providing fascinating insights into Igbo culture, history, spirituality and cosmology. Moving rapidly from one hair-raising experience to the next, the tight prose and action-packed narrative will keep the reader engaged until the end. At the same time the author provides hope to those facing persecution and violence, and who find themselves in similar situations.