The Quest For The Gem Of Arubia, the highly anticipated children’s fantasy book by top movie critic, Entertainment lawyer and lead Film Adaptation campaigner in Nigeria, Augusta.M.Okon will officially be released in March 2016.
The beatifically crafted African story which tackles issues faced by the ‘Child Albino’ is spun around riddles, thrives in locations that indeed would trigger off one’s imagination and set the young minds on course for an exciting adventure. The story takes children on a journey of self- discovery, to know who they really are and the greatness that lies within waiting for expression. Children learn that irrespective of the Nature of their birth, or what society, friends, families have tagged them as, they can achieve their dreams.
“In The Quest for the Gem of Arubia Augusta Mmakamba Okon offers us a spell-binding African sci-fi that would fascinate children and adult readers as a parable of courage, hope, and redemption. The folktale-like narrative bristles with teeming characters, fantastic episodes, and the triumph of the human spirit represented by Omorege, the rejected Albino and The Odd One who becomes the cornerstone and avatar of his community. Laced with mystery, riddles, and suspense, the didactic tale encourages the reader to confront their worst fears, and to recognize that “Danger wiggles her waist delighted to see the one who dares her.”
— NdukaOtiono, award-winning writer and professor of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
According to Augusta Okon “Albinism is a big problem in certain parts of Africa and I’m indeed elated that the African child and indeed those around the world, can step into the world of fantasy with this book and embark on a journey that would keep them engaged from start to finish. It will help these young minds understand what their counterparts who are albinos are facing and instill that care and tenderness towards them. It also encourages those with low self-esteem tagged as ‘the rejects’ who society believes nothing good can come out of them to rise up and achieve their dreams. It will inspire children all over the world and is certainly worth reading.”
The book will be release on the 28th of April 2016. A captivating book trailer has also been released as part of the build up to the release. Watch the Book Trailer below and kindly share: