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The lies of the Ajungo / Moses Ose Utomi.

Utomi, Moses Ose, (author.).


"Set in a secondary world reminiscent of Saharan Africa, Moses Ose Utomi's debut novella, The Lies of the Ajungo, follows one boy's epic quest to bring water back to his city and save his mother's life. They say there is no water in the City of Lies. They say there are no heroes in the City of Lies. They say there are no friends beyond the City of Lies. But would you believe what they say in the City of Lies? In the City of Lies, they cut out your tongue when you turn thirteen, to appease the terrifying Ajungo Empire and make sure it continues sending water. Tutu will be thirteen in three days, but his parched mother won't last that long. So Tutu goes to his oba and makes a deal: she provides water for his mother, and in exchange he will travel out into the desert and bring back water for the city. Thus begins Tutu's quest for the salvation of his mother, his city, and himself. The Lies of the Ajungo opens the curtains on a tremendous world, and begins the epic fable of the Forever Desert. With every word, Moses Ose Utomi weaves magic"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250849069 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250849063 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 87 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tordotcom/Tor Publishing Group, 2023.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Imaginary places > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Deserts > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Mothers > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Covington Branch UTOMI M (Text) 33126022635746 Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch UTOMI M (Text) 33126022635811 Adult Fiction Available -

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