Oct 10, 2016by Miriam David0

We gladly invite you to the online book tour and book reading of Beyond The Trial by  Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha

Five literary blogs will host this book tour on five different days. You do not want to miss this book tour for anything. Create time in your busy schedule and attend this thought provoking book tour. It promises to be engaging and rewarding. There will be readings across all stops and free book giveaways. Invite a friend and tell your friend to invite a friend. You could win a book on any of the tour stops so be sure to visit the various blogs ontheir tour dates.

You can purchase a copy of the book from any of the addresses below;

TerraKulture is located at 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Join the book tour. Participate. CHIGOZIE ANULI MBADUGHA will be available to answer all your questions in the comments section.

Here are the tour hosts and stop dates for Beyond The Trial Book Tour;

Creative Writing News
—24th October, 2016

Lola Opatayo Pages & Paragraphs
— 25th October 2016

Open Book Nigeria
— 26th October 2016

Ifey Writes
— 27th October, 2016

Praxis Magazine

— 28th October, 2016


image002Title: Beyond The Trial

Writer: Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha

Genre: Contemporary African Literature,  Literary Fiction, Collection Of Short stories.

Publisher / Year: Self Published/ 2015

Book Description:  Beyond the Trial is a collection of three short stories. The first story, ‘Erased Reproach’, is the story of young love and ruthless heartbreak. Funke, a teenager at the beginning of the story, gives into peer pressure and ends up with an unwanted pregnancy which leads her into forced exile from her childhood home.  In ‘Rude Awakening’, Nkechi’s eutopic world is brought to a rude halt when her husband of eleven years dies suddenly in a car accident. She must face a chequered future alone with three sons. A family’s past is haunting its members in ‘Shadows from the Past’ and it is Ada’s responsibility, to lead her entire family out of darkness and into the light. A long-postponed visit home opens a can of worms about the past and provides the opportunity to deal with it and put it well behind them all. Beyond the Trial, is a collection of three short stories about three women who choose to see life beyond their trials and dare to reach for it.


About The Author

image005Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha wrote her first unpublished novel at the age of six and has been writing poems, scripts, short stories, and songs since then, mainly for leisure. One of her poems, “The New Yam Festival,” won second prize in a nationwide poetry competition in 1983. She was the recipient of the silver prize at the Kanagawa World Biennial Children’s art competition in Japan in 1987. She was educated at two Federal Government Colleges (Enugu and Ijanikin, Lagos) and at the University of Benin Medical School. She holds a Masters degree with distinction from University College London.

Her debut publication Beyond the Trial is an inspirational collection of short stories published in 2015. It was nominated for the 2015 Dan Poynter Global EBook Award. In 2015, Beyond the Trial was featured in the London Book Fair, Book Expo America, Beijing Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair and the Guadalajara Book Fair. It was also featured in the 2016 Nigeria International Book fair in Lagos.

Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is constantly trying to maintain a balance between medical practice, family commitments and her passion for writing. She is grateful for the inspiration and support she gets from her husband, family and friends. She is undecided which gives her more pleasure – writing songs or words.

Beyond the trial has recieved various praises. Some of which are;


Beyond the Trial is truly an inspirational masterpiece. So enriching that anyone experiencing any, if not all the situations painted herein, already has weapons – strength of character, resilience and determination, to turn his or her ugly stories into testimonies.                                             Prisca Sam-Duru, Vanguard News
Read more at:

Beyond the Trial is an interesting book that educates on virtue, strength, patience, forgiveness, determination and culture. I couldn’t put it down till I finished it.

                                                                                      Femi Gabriel, Channels TV.

Beyond the Trial establishes a strong connection with her readers in various ways: every reader will find a connection with the stories because of past or present experiences. From our struggles for identity to the kind of friends, family, upbringing, society, parenting, culture, and personal idiosyncrasies we have, Beyond the Trial has a glimpse of all.

                           Ogochukwu Okonne,  Vog & Wod Bookshop, Lagos Nigeria.

Do you want an autographed copy of Beyond the Trial delivered to you by courier? Send an email to: [email protected] to place your order. Please include shipping address to assist us estimate the cost of shipping to you.

You can see the book trailer here. Also available for sale at:

Laterna Ventures is located at 12B/13 Oko Awo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Patabah bookstore is located at Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Surulere.

Bible Wonderland: Ojuelegba, Agege, Ipaja, Ketu branches

UNILAG bookshop: University of Lagos Akoka

Vog & Wod Book and Stationery Store is located at 25 Osolo Way, Ajao Estate Lagos

The Hub Media Store is located at The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki. (1st Floor)

De prince Supermarket: No.7/9 Akerele street, Gbagada, Lagos

CLAM Bookshop: Clam close, Omole, Ikeja

You can also order a copy from Konga and Amazon. If you prefer the e-book, Get them on Kobo and Amazon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *