Mani Kongo Lukeni
Banned and hunted down by a jealous Queen and aunt, a young fisherman, Lukeni, is forced to find a new home in a constant-war era in pre-colonial austral Africa. His journey will lead him into knowing about his true origins and the evil spirit sleeping inside him...
Mani Kongo Lukeni depicts the legendary story of the historical founder of the Kongo Empire: King Nimi a Lukeni. By combining historical elements of the Kongo civilization and ancient Africa in general with ancient African mythologies, Lukeni’s adventures immerse in an unearthed world.
From sublime African martial arts, war dances and hidden magic, to discovering the constant rivalry with other ancient civilizations - African (Sheba, Ashanti, Mali etc), Middle Eastern (Turks, Persians and Arabs) and Asian (Mongols) –Mani Kongo Lukeni focuses mainly on the importance of friendship, personal growth and perseverance against all odds. Lukeni is a super-hero in becoming: as a teenager, he will meet a melting pot of characters through whom he will learn to be a highly skilled warrior and leader.
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The book will be released on February 22, 2017 in NYC with a presentation of the author and his creative team, a video recap of Angola and the Kongo culture, as well as book signings and food and drink.