Three separate but interlinked stories from the ‘Queen of African Horror’. Starting in the modern age, we travel backwards through three generations of the same family. A family where traditional magic runs through the veins of some of the members, recognizable by their piercing green eyes. Over three stories the personal hardships of a son, a wife, and a mother, are overcome with the help of family, magic and the amazing Tulpa, a shadow-killer created by (grand)mother Nohé in her greatest moment of need.
‘In beautiful language, filled to the brim with emotions, hopes and fears and terrifying scenes, Onoh described the struggles that occur when traditional African beliefs collide with Christianity. One thing is clear, family matters, love matters and when you are in great need, Nohé will be there with her Tulpa.’
The Lady of The Tree
A boy, on his way to being a young man, learns of the two demons who are in control of his father. Horrible and unexplainable things happen, worst of all the death of his mother. Years later, when the demons have no more use of the old man, they start looking for fresh blood within the family. The young man has to fight for his life. Unexpectedly, help arrives. Great-grandmother Nohé stands by her offspring and she has brought reinforcements.
The Ghosts in the Moon
A wife and husband try to have children, but unfortunately aren’t capable. When they learn he is the problem and not her, her mother-in-law convinces her son that it’s her doing and she helps him kill the wife. After her death, even as she is coming to grips with the fact that she is dead, the ghosts in the moon, Nohé, her Tulpa and other green eyed deceased relatives, help her take revenge.
The Seventh Hut
Nohé is a wife and a mother. Her husband has more wives, lots of daughters, but just a couple of sons. Woké, son of Nohé, is the oldest of the two. All is well, until children start to disappear. The old, angry, lonely and weird aunt of Woké appears to be responsible. When nine children are gone, Nohé has had enough. She summons her Tulpa, a shadow-killer, from her body and mind. Together they confront and fight aunt Chugo, find the bones of the lost children and restore peace to the village and the decimated family.
Title: THE GHOSTS IN THE MOON
Genre: African Horror
Word Count: 65.000
Rights: WE sold to Titan Books, UK. Film/series rights available, Translation Rights available
Author: Nuzo Onoh