Synopsis of the book :
Lumani is a kingdom with an obstructed destiny some would say.
Baluma, people of Lumani, are a people with steadfast spirituality, fervid traditional and cultural values and beholden to an abounding history. They survive the threat of the slave takers but by the end of the nineteenth century, their society is thrown into turmoil with the cobra invasion. In the midst of the confusion and chaos, heroes rise and fall as their societal fabric is torn apart.
The twentieth century ushers in with the trumpet of an elephant, new challenges for a people completely oblivious to the challenges of the world without. The people’s resilience is repeatedly put to the test and new heroes come forth who seem ordained for victory against the cobras, but through it all, will they make light of the cobra’s venom?
The 1950s are decisive years in the kingdom’s history that pave a path for the twenty-first century, giving Baluma yet another chance to determine their own destiny. Will they make the same mistakes? Or will they learn from history? Or perhaps sow the seeds for a prosperous new beginning?