Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Twenty-One Days... a novel

After several months of writing, sleepless weekends of "writathons," and a visit to the hospital for severe backache, my latest work is done!!!

"Twenty-One Days" is a realistic fiction novel about life in an NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) orientation camp in Lagos, Nigeria. It talks about a young Nigerian girl who returns to Nigeria from the UK after many years to sign up for the programme and serve her country.

Experiences in Nigeria as a whole leave her doubting her decision to come back for the programme and even come back to Nigeria at all, but after spending barely two weeks in camp, she realised that the NYSC programme had more to offer her than she thought.

From the parade ground to the hostel, to the dining hall, to the clinic, to the man-o-war village, and to mami market, the book is juicy, funny, exciting, and scandalous... with twists and turns. And although inspired by real locations, activities, programmes, and schedules, all events and characters appearing in the book are fictitious.

The e-copy version for sampling was released today 29th April 2015 (a birthday gift to myself), and the print copy would be officially available on 2nd July 2015.  While waiting, I'll be releasing one chapter every week, here on my blog.

Please, share the word :)

I do hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Literarily Yours,

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