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Naija Love Stories: Delve into twelve tales naija-style love

Naija Love Stories: Delve into twelve tales naija-style love

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An unemployed man sees a vision of the love he wants to have as he strikes up a conversation with a young lady on a packed molue during a traffic jam.

A child gets drawn into the daily goings-on of her beautiful next-door neighbours.

A woman steps back into her hidden past when she meets her father for the first time and spots a torn photo.

A young man realises that he can’t fine tune his romantic inclinations to suit his heritage.

Naija Love Stories, set against the backdrop of a rich and vibrant Nigerian culture, will take you on a journey through the lives and loves of various characters, all grappling with different concepts of what it means to love, and to be loved. Using her lyrical style punctuated with sharp and witty undertones, Ola Awonubi deftly captures the power, poignancy, mystery, hilarity, longevity, complexity and simplicity of love – some of the many faces of love that any reader, anywhere in the world, will instantly recognise.

 

About the Author

Ola Awonubi was born in London to Nigerian parents. She grew up and attended school in Brighton and lived in Nigeria before returning to England in 1992. She now lives in London. An avid reader, she nursed the idea of getting back to writing – something she had enjoyed doing as a child and enrolled in some writing classes and went on obtain an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East London.

In 2008 her short story The Pink House, won first prize in the National words of colour competition. This was followed by another story - The Go- slow Journey, winning the first prize in the Wasafiri New writing prize 2009. Some of her short stories feature on blogs and journals and anthologies such as African writing.com, Story Time, The Ake Review, TheSiren.co.uk, The Woven Tale Press and more recently Brittle Paper.

 

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