Taste For Change: The Girl, The Snake And The One Who Returned

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1940s & '50s

Kenechukwu Obi

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When a ruler of a land gets so brutal by denying young women even the opportunity of getting married, he leaves everywhere littered with aging spinsters whose bride prices are way through the roof for most bachelors to afford, until the return of the one who doesn't even know he can liberate women.



Short Summary

It was dark in the single room. Apart from the small clock that ticked on top of a table, it was all silent.

When it becomes glaring that those who make a career by governing a country have become highly incompetent through their lack of genuine interest in real issues that really matter to the everyday folks, then let a fisherman, a palm wine tapper, even an entertainer or anybody burst into the scene.


Rural Precolonial African Setting and a Small Town (South-East Nigeria)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Coming of Age,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Kene

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Adventurous,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Selfless,Outspoken,Engaging,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Educated,Heroic,Faithful,Gracious,Flexible,Patriotic,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Noyisa

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Sexy,Confident,Blunt,Outspoken,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Romantic,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Heartthrob,Strong Moral Code,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Odonga

Age: 69

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Villainous,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Outspoken,Patriotic,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Gracious,Flexible,Faithful,Honorable,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: King Edozie

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aspiring,Aggressive,Villainous,Masculine,Confident,Blunt,Decisive,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Greedy,Leader,Unapologetic,Narcisstic,Sarcastic,Manipulative

Development Pitch

This book has a very strong potential for TV and movie adaptations because of its epic qualities. The idea in the book will make memorable pictures like LORD OF RINGS, ROOTS and other classic TV and movie adaptations that have brought iconic moments to a universal audience. Its story line is unique and rich in interesting characters that will appeal to a universal audience and speak to important issues in the world we live in. The book's themes are topical, and it has a story waiting and ready to be told in pictures. There can't be a better time for this story to come alive on screens than now.

About The Author

Kenechukwu Obi is a Canadian author and song lyricist. His published novels include END IT BY THE GUN and TASTE FOR CHANGE: THE GIRL, THE SNAKE AND THE ONE WHO RETURNED.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: GenZ Publishing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available