‘The Spider King’s Daughter’ by Chibundu Onuzo

The Nigerian writer, Chibundu Onuzo, comes to Spain with her novel The Spider King’s Daughter. A promising debut.

Chibundu Onuzo, 21-year old, Author of  'The Spider King’s Daughter'

Chibundu Onuzo, 21-year old, Author of ‘The Spider King’s Daughter’

  « This brilliant debut novel brings together issues of class differences with a compelling love story set in the boisterous backdrop of modern day Lagos, Nigeria. » Skb
« Great book for a young author and I look forward to reading more of her work. A lot to learn about Nigerian modern culture! » RubyPearl
«This was a very well written book.For a Nigerian like me, it brought out the true everyday life vividly on paper! Watch out for her books will definitely get better! » Bireayo

The-Spider-Kings-DaughterBook details

  • Edition: Paperback
  • Nº of pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Genres & Themes: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780571268894
  • Published: 15/03/2012, London

Book description

Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. A world away from Abike’s mansion, in the city’s slums, lives an eighteen-year-old hawker struggling to make sense of the world. His family lost everything after his father’s death and now he sells ice cream at the side of the road to support his mother and sister. When Abike buys ice cream from the hawker one afternoon, they strike up a tentative and unlikely romance. But as they grow closer, revelations from the past threaten their relationship and both Abike and the hawker must decide where their loyalties lie.

Her debut, 'The Spider King’s Daughter', is currently winning much acclaim

Her debut, ‘The Spider King’s Daughter’, is currently winning much acclaim

Publicado el marzo 18, 2013 en De África, Inicio, Novedades. Añade a favoritos el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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