Cobbler King by Ali A. Farah

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The last of the nomads, the Kikatu settle in Sablana in the great East African plains and proceed to wreck havoc on the environment.They are wary about adopting new ways, and when someone invents a shoe, they dub him and all of his descendents "cobblers" and make him a slave. In later times, the Kikatus happily use his invention while his descendants remain slaves.When J, one of the inventor's descendents, gets in a fight with Kurtin, a nobleman, history repeats itself, and he's put on trial. But he claims self-defense and miraculously wins his case.With one victory in hand, J must face off with Kurtin again, this time over logging activities which threaten to lay the land waste. Tradition and self-interest combine to frustrate his efforts, but he refuses to give up. As J struggles to convince a disbelieving people to change their environmentally unsound ways before it's too late there is one person on his side, Hodon, the chief's daughter, who secretly loves him.Find out if J can defy his slave status to save his people and the environment in Cobbler King.

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Published November 4, 2008 by iUniverse. 232 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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