One fateful night in Italy, Anna Colloni is saved from the brink of death by a young Nigerian, Joe Kodilonye. Anna owes Joe her life and they fall in love, but the rich Italian girl flirts with death once more when hostility to their friendship intensifies ? Joe is African and judged by the colour of his skin. But? "For those who so deeply care for others, the fountain of life and love forever flows." In a different life, in his native village Ahamba, Joe was secretly betrothed to a mystical deity - the Princess of the shrine. But even in Italy where Joe had been sent to study for the benefit of his motherland, he cannot escape the clutches of the goddess ? the lines between fact, fiction and the supernatural become extensively blurred.