Author Xebo’s New Novel Mimics Real Economic Issues in Africa

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Race to secure exotic mineral intensifies in ‘Kany Rising’

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When author Xebo’s first grandchild was born, he wondered how to best leave his legacy to the next generation of his family. He wanted future generations to know about his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He chose to write a novel emphasizing the true problems facing Congo, set in a fictional African country. His new book, “Kany Rising” (published by Trafford Publishing), is the finished product of this endeavor.

Set in the sub-Sahara African nation of Mezi, “Kany Rising” centers on the hunt for an exotic mineral called Kany, which is only found in Mezi. As powerful companies compete for Kany, Dr. Anthony O’Shea, a down-on-his-luck professor of exotic minerals, recruits Kano Wasiri, a scientist and nationalist leader, to extract the mineral and bring change to Mezi.

Anthony approaches Russian oligarchic member Nadov Kiriyan and the high-level British executive Lady Allistair to fund an initiative that will ensure complete and unrestricted control of Kany, but the money also fuels the radical political movement Kano is leading. As the movement is about to snatch the political control over Mezi, powerful competing business interests are scheming all over the world to achieve their own objectives. Will the country survive?

Throughout the story, Xebo highlights the real economic development problems that plague many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He hopes to both entertain readers and educate them about the state of countries like Mezi.

Kany Rising
By Xebo
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 708 pages | ISBN 9781490741925
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 708 pages | ISBN 9781490741932
E-Book | 708 pages | ISBN 9781490741949
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Xebo studied at the University of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal, the University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium, and New York University in New York, where he received his MBA in international finance. He worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years in areas of system analysis, internal auditing and international finance. More information is available at

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