“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme where I post about an upcoming book that excites me. It’s currently hosted by the blog Wishful Endings.
David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a debut novel being described as “Nigerian god-punk.”
I kind-of, sort-of know the author of David Mogo, Godhunter. Suyi does publicity for Apex, and I interned with them last summer. That said, I would still be excited about David Mogo Godhunter even if the author was a complete stranger. I mean, “Nigerian god-punk”? Doesn’t that sound like a book you need to read?
Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.
David Mogo, Godhunter is released on July 9th, 2019 by Abaddon.