Posted by: himanpress | August 14, 2012

The Written Word

Albertan offers the world an intriguing story from the “Dark Continent.”

BLOOODSHED IN MANA is an epic work of the soon-to-be-launched novel by Paul Atanya. This novel will plunge the reader into the so-called “Dark Continent” and come out thrilled and wanting to go back figuratively and physically. Meet the heroine Namala, the most beautiful woman in Mana or The Land. Meet Lota (Lotaparimoi), the renowned spiritual and political leader of Mana; meet the protagonist, Lojore or Fighter, the son of Namala and Lomoi, the grandson of Lota, who is raised to be a Judge, to lead Mana, to free and to defend his people from marauding enemies. Set in the 1900s, Bloodshed in Mana describes the power struggle between Jacob Marshall and his local ally Amunya (Amunyangimoi) and the Manans.

I am hoping Bloodshed in Mana would one day hit the bestseller lists. As one Alberta bestselling author remarked: “Paul, I’m not a New York bestseller but you have the talent of a New York bestseller.”  Bloodshed in Mana brings the reader the unheard of secrets of Africa. Paul writes to educate, to inform, to intrigue and to entertain. He brings what the European explorers dubbed “The Dark Continent” to light. Bloodshed in Mana is a Must read! Dive into the “Dark Continent” and come out exhilarated.

About the Author:

Paul Atanya lives in Calgary. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science Degree from the University of King’s College and a Master’s of Marine Management Degree from Dalhousie, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the Author of “John Fellows” in an anthology Oh, What a Character! (2010). He is author of 8 novels and 3 works of non-fiction waiting to go to print. Editors have characterized his style of writing as Dickensian. Paul Atanya writes with authenticity and his characters are very credible.

And what is the compelling reason to read his work?  Paul will make you an explorer without leaving your locality. Raised in Africa, and owning his education to his mother, who sold the family goat to send Paul to school, Paul is an authority on things African. His novels are very stimulating to read.

“… well narrated story….rich and inspiring…anthropological-philosophical in context”

–          Adam Cholong Ohiri Aham, University of Juba, Dept.  of English Language & Literature

“A brilliant read that brings Africa to life like nothing else, you won’t want to put it down

–          Teresa de Grosbois, President Wildfire Workshops Inc,

“As I read, it feels like a movie playing before my very eyes”

–          Ahmed Abdurahman, Businessman, Calgary

“…. An intriguing story of honor, love, persistence, sadness and ultimately hope”

–          Rob Huebert, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary


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