Ivieka tells the tale of a beautiful land in the distant past that was brutally invaded, mindlessly desecrated, and audaciously raped. Set in the old African Kingdom of Benin - the city of blood where Olokun reigned supreme - and modern Lagos, Ivieka tells the story of the violation of a people’s oldest and most sacred place and the theft of an ancestral crown jewel destined never to leave the land famous for her beautiful arts as well as her blood sacrifices.
Ivieka also tells the beautiful love story of Francis Boyo and Indira Lawson who many years after the brazen theft would suddenly find their lives, their future and everything they held dear dangerously imperiled.
In a difficult race against time, Francis Boyo must find the ancient diary of Father Cristóvão Luís and decode his last sermon. But the keys to the sermon are in the ocean deeps, in the head of a mad friar long cremated and buried.
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