Epicureans: Burundi Coat of Arms

The Epicureans features a symbol of a shield with a skull and three spears.

The symbol is a nod to the Burundi coat of arms which features a shield with a lion head and three spears.

One of the Epicureans from the book, Mr. Okar, the African warlord, is a Tutsi. Tutsi are the main ethnic group of Burundi.

Shield, Skull & Three Spears are also featured on the Epicureans cover

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