Please join Nnaziri Ihejirika as he tours the blogosphere for A Rainy Season, from February 23-28.
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It is the rainy season of 1998. An autocratic and corrupt ruler has just died in the arms of courtesans at the presidential villa leaving one hundred million citizens of Africa’s most populous country in co-mingled states of joy, grief and uncertainty.
Lagos Nigeria, circa 1990’s eight people living in an apartment complex, their stories told as Nigeria sits on the precipice of military to civilian rule.
Eclectic cast facing challenges involving their beliefs and actions. Their survival in a notoriously corrupt system is examined as their chaotic country unravels. The characters are at odds with cultural expectations and wanting to move ahead posing moral dilemmas. With such varying characters and individual personalities facing questionable challenges the reader feels the vibrancy and crossroads of Lagos – a bustling city always the cog of much unrest and controversy, you have a sense of the people. Inhabitants are realistic whether you love them or loath them, characterization propels this collection of connected short stories. Those familiar with life in Lagos will enjoy and comprehend the turmoil and unrest both city and players depicted face.
Ihejirika’s portrayal gives a panoramic view of turbulent times in Nigeria. Entertaining characters facing chaos in a country with potential gives outsiders an understanding of the machinations of a well known corrupt government and the skills for its inhabitants to prevail. No doubt Ihejirika is an author to keep your eye on, impressive freshman effort.
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Nnaziri Ihejirika is a proud Nigerian-Canadian writer who is inspired by his and third-party experiences growing up in Nigeria during the late 20th century. He currently resides in Canada and is enthusiastic about providing social commentary on ethnicity, gender, religious, and social class issues in Nigeria. The same topics are tackled in his first book, ìA Rainy Seasonî, casting a spotlight on the human condition during that period. Nnaziri is a frequent contributor to online social media with an emphasis on socio-political issues. Follow Nnaziri on Twitter.
A Rainy Season Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, February 23
Excerpt at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, February 24
Spotlight at Boom Baby Reviews
Thursday, February 26
Spotlight at Book Babe
Friday, February 27
Spotlight at Cheryl’s Book Nook