TOO MANY CRIMINALS

IKECHUKWU ONWUEGBUNA ike4akpu@yahoo.com 3393071513645

ACTION ADVENTURE DETECTIVE CRIME SUSPENSE/THRILLER YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY RELIGIOUS FAMILY

2000s,20th Century (multiple decades),1980s & '90s

IKECHUKWU ONWUEGBUNA

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Logline

A story of an Indian Dalit who fell in love with a man from a rich higher caste which was predictably opposed by his family. He "dies" and his angry father exerts his punishment on the woman's village. She escapes to a journey of self discovery and returns enlightened and empowered fo vengeance

Genre

Action,Adventure,Detective,Crime,Suspense/Thriller,Young Adult,Mystery,Religious,Family

Short Summary

A woman from the unclosed Dalit caste is pursued by a man from a richer caste whose father is a ruthless businessman and sole employer of almost every adult in her village. The secret love exposed and the man commits suicide, and his angry father exerts extreme vengeance on the poor villagers.


She returns years later empowered, enlightened and wealthy, ready to exert her overdue vengeance.

Setting

Mumbai, India, Australia, Nigeria.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rags to Riches,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Aiesha

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Naive,Masculine,Modest,Villainous,Obedient,Sexy,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Skillful,Outspoken,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Underdog

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Development Pitch

Aiesha, the main character and protagonist, starts off in the home of an old witch along with others who were rescued from the clutches of death, abandoned by their very own. This is a book about a story with different unexpected twists and turns. It has all the elements of a good story including a strong but poor female character who, with her entire village of the classless Dalit caste of India, gets bullied by a strong dominant male character into surrounding her love and the very life she ever knew. She loses everything and escapes with barely her life to set off on a journey of self discovery and empowerment. The journey is in itself as touching as it is dramatic. It introduces the audience to a mystical world of gods and witchcraft, a world where the weak perish at the hands of the strong. She thrives in this world and comes out of it dominant and ready to face the demons of her past. The inevitable confrontation will leave the audience guessing and at the edges of their seats wondering who comes out on top.

About The Author

Originally from Africa, Ikechukwu lives in Australia with his family as a businessman, artist, screenwriter and philanthropist. He writes about the issues that trouble hm the most, chief of which is the injustices based on traditions that are passed on from generation to generation, one example being the Dalits of India that has marginalised an entire section of society.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Ingram Sparks

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781503509016 (published via Xlibris, this may no longer be available)