Hollows of the Mask: A Sequel to the Classic Novel Ozo: A Story of an African Knighthood

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Hollows of the Mask is a second generation tale, a sequel to Emeka Aniagolu's classic novel, Ozo: A Story of an African Knighthood. It has a storyline based on the life of its central character, Nnamdi Obiagu, who was the illegitimate 'love child' of a respected Ozo-Titled man and an osu-an outcast maiden. Because of his maternal lineage, Nnamdi was largely ostracized from the Igbo clan into which he was born. Endowed of great intelligence as well as a determined spirit, Nnamdi became an Oxford trained, world-renowned heart surgeon. Despite his professional success, however, he is dogged by his lineage as osu, even in the context of modern Nigeria. His social status, his personal associations, as well as his love life; are plagued, and on occasion, undermined by the threat or actual revelation of his status as well as stigma as osu.

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About the Author Profesor Emeka Aniagolu is from Enugu State, Nigeria. He attended the renowned high school in Nigeria, Government College Umuahia. He did his undergraduate work in Political Science at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, and his graduate work in Political Science, African and African American Studies, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director for the Black World Studies of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, where he teaches African and African-American History and Politics. Emeka Aniagolu's first novel, Black Mustard Seed, is critically acclaimed by major scholars in the field of African Literature (including the greatest African novelist, Chinua Achebe), and was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers Prize in August of 2002. His second novel, African Glimpses: Three Short Stories, also received critical reviews and acclaim. He is the author of five works of fiction and two works of non-fiction: one in political history and theory-Beyond the Wealth of Nations (2006); and another in history, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Multicultural History of Western & World Civilization,Vols. I & II (2008). His third work of non-fiction and his seventh book, Co-Whites: How & Why White Women "Betrayed" the Movement for Racial Equality in the United States, is forthcoming in the fall of 2009. Prof. Aniagolu is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including The Ohio State University Teaching Excellence Award and the Living Faith Award in the State of Ohio. He is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of the Ohio-based literary magazine, African Weekender.

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