From an early age, Asa embraces his parent's vision of education as the escape route from poverty. Limiting themselves to one meal a day they scraped and saved to give him the education they were denied by lack. He grows up with hope of a better future which he believes a good education will provide. With determination but without the necessary resources he graduates university at the top of his class. He expects to get a job and make a decent living but he finds himself, instead, year after year unemployed.
When his father dies following a ghastly bus accident, Asa, the only son, must take on the role of provider for his mother and three sisters. Still jobless more than four years after university graduation, he must take desperate measures to ensure the survival of the family in a country where corruption has crumbled infrastructure and extinguished employment opportunities.
Asa, like his fellow citizens, has no ammunition against the state governor, who is depriving citizens of their livelihood by catering more to the good of his pocket than the duties of his office. He cruises the world with his family on private jets and makes no distinction between the state coffers and his personal accounts. He surrounds himself with a horde of bodyguards and police that kill at whim. With the judiciary in his pocket, the governor gives off an aura of invincibility. But he is not alone. At every parastatal, at every level of government, public officials are stealing without restraint.
Faced with the choice of surviving through nefarious means or succumbing to a life that can lead only to starvation for himself and his family, Asa finds himself at a dangerous crossroads, torn between choices that will change the course of his life forever.
Based on true events, The Land That Shivers is an emotionally intense story of survival that becomes an uplifting tale of the power of tenacity and the victory of the human spirit.