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  • This spectacular science fiction novel transports readers to the war-torn and captivating Sengoku Period of Japan.

  • This novel delves into the difficult journey that some slaves had to face during the period while touching upon the religious backing that kept them aligned and determined to see better days.

  • Its tantalizing characters strike fear, hope, and love into the hearts of readers through their interactions.

  • The betrayals and surprises that this novel offers will certainly keep you gripping your chest at the edge of your seat.



Incredible story-telling! This story has a unique way of capturing the mind and attention of readers. A truly inspiring piece of work, highly recommend a read!

A Turmultuous Journey

A historical fiction about Japan's first African Samurai. Yasuke, born in colonial Mozambique, grew up seeing horrific things. His people were tormented daily, and nothing was set in stone. Every day was a constant struggle to stay ahead and out of trouble's gaze until one fateful day.  Alessandro Valignano, an Italian missionary, found Yasuke walking along a trail one day and stopped him. He was impressed by his size and the look in his eyes. Valignano knew that Yasuke (known as Isaque at that time) would be the perfect servant on his journey overseas. Without much of a choice, Yasuke left his home and his family, now in servitude to a man whose morals were not fully aligned. He traveled to different countries, escorting Valignano and protecting him and his assets. After some years, he and Valignano set foot on Japanese soil, prepared to travel the country and spread God's word to its people. However, Japan was war-torn during the Sengoku era, and its people felt a similar fear to Yasuke's people. His desire to protect those who could not protect themselves piqued the interest of the well-known and very powerful warlord, Oda Nobunaga. Eventually, he and Nobunaga would cross paths, and that was the true beginning of this story. Yasuke's honorable nature and indomitable spirit paved the way for many victories under Nobunaga's tutelage, but losses were sure to come. Lessons must be learned to call oneself truly wise. And to learn lessons, one must make mistakes. Through Yasuke's successes and failures, he was able to become one of the most influential names in Japanese society. This is the story of Yasuke.


A good dramatization of a historical figure who, in many ways, represents the unyielding perseverance of the human spirit and the balance between the clashing of a gentle nature and the conflict we are thrown into which is beyond our control. The writer does a good job with pacing the story and hinting at the veiled threats behind polite language. It's a good read for anyone in this genre.

This book is a Historical Fiction that dives into the imagined life of one of the most mysterious, yet legendary samurai to have ever lived, Yasuke. It was written for mature audiences due to the severity of some of the violence, so if you are a fan of crazy action and war-torn scenes, this book is absolutely for you!

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Asher Kahiya


Asher Kahiya, the creator of 'The Untold Tales of Africa' grew up around the world. He spent the first three years of his life in the UK then moved to Zambia. He would immigrate and live in Canada permanently from the age of 13. When he was in his 20s, he decided to live in South Korea and Singapore. He became exposed to more cultures and shared his life experiences with the people he met. These interactions would spark the idea of 'The Untold Tales of Africa'. 

Asher would end up learning the story of Yasuke and knew that the first black samurai was a story that he needed to share with the world. He plans to release many more books related to extraordinary people from African history. Follow and support Asher by grabbing a copy of the Yasuke novel and learning about the slave that left a mark in Japanese history books.


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