Into The Mouth Of The Lion

By A.B. Kyazze

Will Lena have the courage to find her sister in Angola’s war-torn landscape?

Travel | Thriller
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Publication date: May 2021

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Written by a former war photographer, this book is for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider, lost in country you desperately want to understand. 

Lena, a struggling photographer, flies from London to the war-torn highlands of Angola, after hearing the news of a suspicious explosion. She tries to piece together the reasons behind the disappearance of her sister DJ, but she gets entangled in the country’s conflict for minerals and power.

The book is a love story – actually, stories – crossing conventional lines in a war zone, but it is more than that. It is about working in intense situations, and finding the courage to bear witness to abuses. It is about how people can connect and help others in unexpected ways, despite a threatening landscape. Pacey and suspenseful, the book is ultimately uplifting, although bittersweet.

The novel is hard to categorise. It doesn’t fit in the neat little boxes or genres that the book industry likes. At the heart of it, it is a story about sisters; they are complex and complicated women, with aspects that each has kept hidden from the other.

Inspired by some great works like A Constant Gardener by John Le Carré, and Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the book explores big themes and questions such as: how can we know what is the truth, and what is deception? How much are we shaped by family, and can we ever truly break away from that? If love gives life meaning, what happens when the person you love is taken away?

As a photographer, I have always been drawn to dramatic landscapes, and finding the humanity within. I worked in Angola at the time of the end of the civil war. I flew in planes doing the dangerous spiral described in the beginning chapters. I have interviewed soldiers and warlords, been detained at checkpoints, and photographed children in harrowing condition. So, while this book is a work of fiction, there is a lot of truth in the pages; I hope this will engage you as readers and keep you hooked until the very last line.

Please join us to make it a reality! As Patron, you get a special thank you in the back of the book for supporting the printing of the first edition. If you want to pledge higher support, you can be a Super Patron and get your name with special acknowledgements in the front of the book. Also, for those who are photography collectors, for higher pledges you can receive copies of hand-printed black-and-white landscape photographs from my Humanity in the Landscape series, from Angola and other countries in Africa.

Most importantly, you will know that you were part of making something real, bringing creative writing to print and to life for people to enjoy around the world. Thank you!


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