: Unigwe (C.)

R 340.00
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310pp., paperback, Edinburgh, 2023


Novel set in modern Nigeria.

After marrying an itinerant preacher Nani finds herself estranged from her family and tied to her abusive husband by children she loves but doesn't fully understand.

"Chika Unigwe’s modern retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone is pitch perfect - it is a meditation on the need we all share for belonging, and family, and love; a commentary on the journey we must all take in search of freedom.” Helon Habila, author of Travellers

Chika Unigwe was born in Enugu, Nigeria, and educated in Belgium and Holland. She is the author of On Black Sisters Street (winner of the NLNG Prize for Literature) and the short story collection Better Never than Late. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College, GA.