Imaro
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(4.3 based on 28 ratings)
  • 1
    Imaro | Charles Saunders

    Imaro

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Saunders
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Saunders' novel fuses the narrative style of fantasy fiction with a pre-colonial, alternate Africa. Inspired by and directly addresses the alienation of growing up an African American fan of science fiction and fantasy, which to this day remains a very ethnically homogonous genre. It addresses this both structurally (via its unique setting) and thematically (via its alienated, tribeless hero-protagonist). The tribal tensions and histories presented in this fantasy novel reflect actual African tribal histories and tensions, and provide a unique perspective to current and recent conflicts in Africa, particularly the Rwandan genocide and the ongoing conflict in The Sudan.

    Not a token, not a sidekick, he's the HERO.

    Swords + sorcery + soul. This is an entire world purely base on African culture, folklore and mythology. Today, there are other works of fantasy in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2016 by Steven L Stringfellow (Louisville, KY United States)
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    Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush | Charles Saunders

    Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles Saunders
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It begins with the reunion of Imaro and his kidnapped lover Tanisha, who has been taken to the ruined City of Madness. With the help of their newfound friend Pomphis, a Pygmay from the eastern forests of Nyumbani, they learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth.

    my new fav author. great read/listen.

    will be looking for his other works...both fiction and non fiction. very relatable. as a fan of r a salvatore; stumbling into charles saunders has bee..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2016 by marcus ()