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The Devil’s Orchid: ISBN-13 : 979-8565055290


A dog-eat-dog society which is speedily decaying into its cruelest reality; a hell’s twin town where human virtues fade away each passing day for instincts to take precedence. The only reason to live is to survive and the only way to survive is to develop carnivorous claws and canines. The cycle continues and a victim today becomes a perpetrator tomorrow. People not only grow but also evolve in character, making this lifestyle seemingly the only formula for survival. The life and adventures of Mr. Boman, right from his teenage years reflect this reality; be it from neighbours, the police, the university, hospital, civil servants, transporters and even friends and relatives. But is Mr. Boman just a victim? Find out as you journey through this world of ruthlessness, corruption, wickedness and strife; characterized by a gloomy atmosphere where everyone is potentially a threat to everyone.

Other books by the Author: The Soul Talkers, The Bastard Citizen, Biblical Love Psychology, Cry of the Middle Belt , The Return of uthman Danfodio, Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry collection, Moonlight Christmas and other stories and The Tropical 20,000 Series

Product details

  • ASIN : B08TQ7DY27
  • Publisher : Independently published (30 Dec. 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Category: Fiction/ Urban Life
  • Paperback : 446 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8565055290
  • Dimensions : 12.7 x 2.84 x 20.32 cm


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  1. Butler Lowland on January 11, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Is this for real? JEEEZ! What a society.
    This book is a precious stone. Your great talent cannot be disputed.

  2. Saint Andrews on January 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    GOD DAMN! This is worse than a jungle… Though there is no country without corruption, strife, envy but the society your portray here is whew!

    Your immense talent needs to go far. Great story, an extraordinary book.

  3. Foresttalker M on January 11, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Nigeria has always fascinated me from all the stories I read via mass media. This book has now elevated my fascination to obsession. I really need to have a feel of this society because the stories are unbelievable, yours is incredible. I doubt if anyone can portray this tale better than you just did.

    A superb, superb, superb work here, Funom. Weldone

  4. Fred Zimmerman on January 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Sometimes, its good to judge a book by its cover. I loved the cover and when the book arrived from my order,the hard back impressed me. When I fixed my attention on the first page, I just couldn’t leave until the last. Man! Such an expressive, vivid, direct, powerful and detailed story about a society plagued with the struggle for survival. It is entertaining, informative and engrossing. You are a powerful writer, Funom and you have a powerful voice. I’m glad u have other works because I wasn’t happy, reading the last page of this piece. Great work Funom.

  5. Caleb B from Queensland, Australia on January 11, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    What a society! If this story is real, please that country should scrap its police. I just can’t get enough of this work and for d first time in my life I enjoyed reading about the shit people do. Intense! So so intense. I love the heat you created. You are an incredible writer with great talent.

  6. Bruce Baker on January 11, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    I never believe I’ll enjoy reading about human endeavor so gross. JEEEZ! I’ll commit suicide if I find myself in such a society. Your style of writing, I believe, made it possible for the heat to come out in full from your story, yet fully enjoyed. I do hope this book is just an exaggeration to the actual reality of the Nigerian society, if not, I give it to all Nigerians surviving in such a society full of gruesome conditions. Welcome Funom, I’ve always known African writers, especially those from Nigeria to possess a strong voice. Yours, Funom is so strong here. I’ll definitely reach out to another work of yours

  7. Chioma Anderson on January 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Nigeria, my Nigeria. You’ve well described how we in Nigeria live with each other and live through the challenges we face from human right issues to the lack of basic amenities and infrastructure. I don’t think there’s any existing piece which has in detail told this story like you did here.

    Nigeria is indeed blessed with outstanding writers.

  8. Britney Carpenter on January 11, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Nigeria is indeed blessed with great writers. From cyprain Ekwensi to Chinwe Achebe, then Wole Soyinka and then Chimamanda Adichie and now, here we are with Funom Makama. You are a great talent. This is your second piece I’m reading and they are all outstanding works. Your talent is undisputed and really, you should be up there with the best.

  9. Jason Lee on January 12, 2020 at 12:49 am

    The Nigerian society is freaking complicated and gruesome. Damn! I can’t live there. Weldone Funom, this great craft you have will definitely not go unnoticed.

  10. Pedro pendergrass on January 12, 2020 at 12:50 am

    This is beyond excellent. It’s a fantastically outstanding book. Thank you Funom.

  11. Pauline peterside on January 12, 2020 at 12:54 am

    God! What a society! And humans still survive there? Now I understand why my president called some countries, shit holes. I was angry then but I know better now. A great piece Funom, keep the ink flowing.

  12. Carmen S on January 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Ruthlessness at its worst. What an exceptional piece! You did excellently well to maintain the tempo of tension and heat from start to finish. This society is indeed the devil’s orchid.

  13. Adedeji Jacobs on January 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    What an exceptional writer that you are! You brought out in the most raw and explicit form, the reality of the decaying Nigerian society. No one has told it better. I love the fact you dedicate entirely, 2 chapters to expose the ills of our police officers. I pray this book reaches the ends of the earth. YOU ARE INDEED TALENTED!

  14. Jane Riverside on January 12, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I’ll be damned! What a terrible society. Excellent writing Funom.

  15. Angel Danquoah on January 12, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria! Crude stories can’t just stop coming out of that country. Just when u think you’ve heard or read the worse, something more devastating is revealed.

    Great work Funom.

  16. Patricia Saint on January 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Despite the Disclaimer written in one of the first few pages of this book, the ills of this society cannot just get out of my mind. I took a nap 20 minutes ago and all I was doing was dreaming about this cruel society. Now I understand the high level of tenacity, Nigerians exhibit when they come over here, cologne, Germany. I’ve never seen a set of hardworking people like Nigerians, their level of patience is just unbelievable. There’s no way, one will pass through these cruelties without developing the kind of grit that Nigerians have.

    Weldone Funom! What an intense read.

  17. Miller Omale on January 12, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    O my gosh! Do humans survive in this society?
    I’m glad I read this book. Funom is indeed so talented.

  18. Khloe S on January 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    You are an exceptional writer

  19. Esther Philip on January 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    This is sooooooooo Nigeria!
    Great write, an awesome Author

  20. Fantasia Goldsmith on January 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Nigeria is blessed with talents like Funom but its too decayed to let him shine. Maybe that’s why Funom is exhibiting his brilliance by writing about Nigeria. What a weird boomerang.

  21. Millicent Everton on January 12, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    I like your ending. No matter the gruesome nature of this society, there’s still good in it. Thank you Funom for taking us through the journey of challenges, faced by a common Nigerian in his society.

    You are a master in your craft.

  22. Linda Borislav on January 13, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Cruelty at its worst. Intense, so intense. Great work Funom.

  23. Zara St. Michael on January 13, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Great work! But I’m not comfortable, the way you expose the ills of our Nigerian society. You brought out these ills so raw. Great work though.

  24. Aisha Bilkisu Usman on January 13, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Stupid writer, why is it during buharis time you write this book? You are a fool. Allah will not let your propaganda prevail. If you like write more books on our problems, it is Nigeria you tarnish not the god sent-buhari.

    Big fool!

  25. Giselle Whiting on January 21, 2020 at 11:55 am

    The brilliance of this book masks the few typo mistakes I noticed… Your editor obviously did not do a thorough job for you.

    I enjoyed it nonetheless. You’ve got talent

  26. Nails Bishop on January 21, 2020 at 11:57 am

    A few mistakes, here and there but all in all its a very good book. The story is an adrenaline stimulating one. Is the police in Nigeria this ruthless?

  27. Lorinda Buena on January 21, 2020 at 11:58 am

    I really enjoyed this book.

  28. Thelma Van de Haan on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Your voice is powerful, your story telling is unique, really, it is unique. Enjoyable read from beginning to the end.

  29. Tika Boom on March 26, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Your country is really in a mess. thanks a lot for sharing some of what an average citizen passes through. Really an intriguing book

  30. Zak BD on March 26, 2020 at 2:31 am

    God damn! What a country, intriguing story indeed. Your books are really keeping me great company in my boredom from the compulsory “sit-at-home” precaution against the corona. Banking on your next book for yet another great time

  31. Lynn Roberts on March 26, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Fantastic story, so raw, direct, plane and enjoyable to read. The Nigerian police is just whew! What a country. Your story is intriguing, no doubt! This is your second book I am reading. You have the talent in you Funom

  32. La'Nika Lashae on June 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    GOSH! Is this how Nigeria is? Excellent writing.

  33. Jill Diane Diane on June 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Is the Nigerian society this gruesome or this is just fiction? Damn man, that country is doomed.

  34. Lam-Pound Agassi on June 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Just when I thought the American police is the worst in the world, then BOOM! Your book- “The Devil’s Orchid”
    What a society!

  35. Catina Watson on June 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    You truly made my Lockdown worthwhile. Thank you so much for this wonderful piece. My friend read “The Bastard Citizen” and we are here competing on which story has the more gruesome events. I just can’t wait to read “The Bastard Citizen”. You are indeed an outstanding writer.

  36. Amber Leigh on June 15, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you for keeping me busy during this lockdown. What a story. Unbelievable events from a society structured for the ‘survival of the fittests”. Great story of a terrible society

  37. Beverley Reid on June 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    OMG! This book is awesome. You brought steam out of my head while reading it. What a society, what a country

  38. Deborah Hayden on June 15, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    You are highly underrated Funom. This is an outstanding piece. I read through the comments of your other books and I am not surprise. I will get another of your work.

  39. Liz Loverde on June 15, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    This is a love story. Intense, thrilling, intriguing and full of suspense. Your police is wack; a lot of scavengers as citizens. Truly a delapitating society.

    Great work Funom!

  40. Jo Steele on June 15, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    You make Nigeria seem so scary, damn!

  41. Caroline Mensah on June 15, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Typical of an African society. I am Ghanaian and most of the terrible events portrayed in this masterpiece are not far fetched from the Ghanaian society. You are the best in your craft Funom.

  42. Cover me Up Holstery on June 16, 2020 at 11:37 am

    My God! this society needs Jesus! Terrible, terrible, terrible!

    Excellent writing Funom.

  43. Oladapo Olabiyi olabiyi on June 16, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Funom, you’ve captured the ills and vices of my beloved country so well. You have great talent in writing and this makes you an outstanding Author.


  44. Khosi Lukhozi on June 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Whew! Is Nigeria this terrible? I have a Nigerian Boyfriend and I was thinking of visiting, but I think I change my mind now.

    you are a great Author, keep it up

  45. Abudei Ikechukwu Miracle on June 16, 2020 at 11:43 am

    When Nnamdi Kanu was calling that shithole of a country a Zoo, everyone was busy insulting him. That country is already messed up big time and the only solution is for its various entities to split and go their separate ways. Nice write Funom

  46. April Karen Veloso on June 16, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Wow! Outstanding piece of work here. Like the previous comments, it’s all adrenaline from start to finish. I don’t think i, personally can survive in that kind of an environment. Terrible

  47. Silvanus J. on June 16, 2020 at 11:47 am

    the ruthlessness, injustices, conflicts, quarrels, scams, thefts are indeed intriguing and mind sapping but highly entertaining. What an interesting society you’ve exposed our minds to. You are an excellent writer, Funom.

    ‘Mad Abigail’ was just the final straw, you are so good funom.

  48. Sashe Els on June 16, 2020 at 11:50 am

    For the fact you keep mentioning ‘Nigeria’ means the society you talk about in this book is not fictional. Are these events real? Are the police that bad? Are friends and relatives that cruel? Is corruption and theft that easy? Boy, my hormones were literally raging out while reading your book and I cannot remember ever having such an effect from a book read.

    A genius you are, Funom.

  49. Elizabeth Barrett on June 16, 2020 at 11:53 am

    i have visited Nigeria about 4 times and the longest period I stayed there was 5 months and I loved every experience. It is shocking to me to read this book with direct reference to a society in Nigeria. Anyway, I have not been to every corner of the country, neither do I know all its citizens. But, if the events you said in this book actually occurred, then it is rather unfortunate. Asides your book, I think I had mad fun and loved the people while there. Hopefully, I would love to return once again.

  50. Darci Espanhol on June 25, 2020 at 11:12 am

    What a society. So cruel. Your story telling is amazing, Funom

  51. Eliah Junior Nyamukapa on June 25, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Is this how the police in your country operate? just when I thought America has the worst police system, here is this story: The devil’s orchid! WOW! That society is indeed the devils orchid.

    Great story telling Funom.

  52. Laura Scott on June 25, 2020 at 11:16 am

    ‘Mad Abigail’
    ‘Is the police your friend?’
    ‘Police is your friend’
    ‘transportation crisis’

    My God! What a society! The height of it all, is the wedding celebration. Are you for real? Are these vices actually happening in Nigeria?

  53. Azeez Omar on June 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Unbelievable! Just unbelievable!

    Great story Funom. The talent is in you.

  54. Felicia Wilson on June 25, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Lol. So after all the things he sufferred, he joined in the vices. Great story Funom. The tempo was consistently maintained from chapter to chapter. This is similar to the bastard citizen but in another dimension. You are indeed a great story teller.

  55. David Mwaure on June 25, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    DAMN! I can’t live in that environment. I will kill myself. Great story Funom

  56. Ben Quillo on June 25, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Abigail is really mad. LOL.. Your police officers are beasts, great Job Funom, you are an amazing writer

  57. Florin Gana on June 25, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    An intriguing and thrilling story indeed. Weldon Funom

  58. Deborah Sloan on June 25, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    This too spills our adrenaline just as “The Bastard Citizen” I guess not a lot of people paid attention to this particular work of yours. You are amazing in writing. Keep it up Funom.

  59. Thorisho Kgomo on June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Another cracker from you Funom. Keep your pen rolling, you sure have the talent.


  60. Ofon Akpan on June 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    So true about the society I am familiar with. THIS IS NIGERIA!

  61. Angel Edwin on June 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Wow! I enjoyed my read Funom. What a society

  62. Charles King on June 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Nigerian writers are usually this outstanding. You are a great story teller Funom

  63. Vura Sivusile Nyawo on June 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    What a horrible place.. Everyone is indeed a threat to everyone. What an intriguing story Funom, Weldon

  64. Jazmine Cisneros on June 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    What a read. “Mad Abigail” is sad but hilarious at the same time. You cannot live in such an insane society and remain normal mentally, it’s just not possible.

  65. Tanya Harris on June 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Reading from Ukraine and I must say that I enjoy this book. You are a great writer Funom

  66. Jesus Diaz on June 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    What a terrible society

  67. Susan Grant on June 25, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I have now read all three of your fictions.. I am fully satisfied. You didn’t disappoint Funom. A great writer you are.

  68. Nicole Chiafalo on June 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    is this really how the Nigerian society is?

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