Narrative Landscape Press announces release of “SARO” by Nike Campbell

Narrative Landscape Press has announced the release of its latest work titled SARO by Nike Campbell.

A statement by the Lagos-based independent publishing company founded by Anwuli Ojogwu and Dr Eghosa Imasuen in 2016, says Saro is a multigenerational tale of betrayal and restitution, love and war, inspired by true events that will take the reader from the rocky terrain of Abeokuta and burgeoning city of Lagos to the lion mountains of Freetown and Hastings of Sierra Leone from the 1830s to the 1850s.


Campbell is a Nigerian-American, born in Lviv, Ukraine, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She was a finalist for the 2018 Red Hen Press Fiction Award for her historical fiction manuscript. A selection of her short stories from her collection, Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon, have been adapted for film, which have won international awards. She is the author of the historical fiction, Thread of Gold Beads. SARO is her second work of historical fiction.

She is based in Florida, USA, with her family.

On a visit to the coast of Marina, Lagos, Siwoolu and his young family are lured by a traitor to a grand merchant ship where they are captured by slave holders masquerading as traders. On the way to the new world, they are rescued by abolitionists on a British naval ship, and sent to Freetown, a haven for freed slaves.

They settle in their new home, grow their family and become successful merchants, trading goods between Freetown and Eko. Dotunu, Siwoolu’s wife, falls in love with another man and is caught in a love triangle. But their lives are upended again when they hear that the kingdom has selected the traitor as king. Siwoolu, content with his new life, yet fearful of a curse that lurks in the shadows, refuses to return, but Dotunu is determined to keep the traitor from the throne. She turns to their son, Oșolu, who is running from his own demons, to seize the throne that is rightfully theirs.

For further inquiries about sales, you can email or visit SARO can also be purchased on Konga, RovingHeights Bookstore and other bookstores around the country.

Narrative Landscape Press’ authors include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Yejide Kilanko. The company also provides publishing services to other publishing houses and self-publishing authors within the Nigerian space.


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