After 9 book tours, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu will be reading at the Patabah bookstore in Lagos to discuss her novel, answers questions, and sign autographs. Do not miss it.
The Domestication of Munachi is the story of a woman who rebels against an arranged marriage and transits from her awareness of the familiar to the adventurous ways of the world. Her action exhumes long kept family feuds and secrets as she liberates herself from cultural hegemony and finds freedom in the same bag with treachery, deceit, sex, and money. The story throws light on the diasporic economy of arranged marriages and betrothals, the angst for non-conformity and the rage between tradition and modernity.
I enjoyed reading this fantastic novel. And I’ve been looking forward to this physical book tour, much like everyone else who has read the book. Most of us have questions for her. Others might become more curious after they’ve listened to the audio and read excerpts HERE. And thankfully, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu will be at Patabah Books on the 8th of May to answer your questions.
For the benefit of those who haven’t read the book, we’ll start by giving a quick summary of the plot. Click HERE to hear Ifesinachi reading from The Domestication of Munachi.
About The Author:
Aside wishing she could travel more often and she could stop answering questions nobody ever asks, Ifesinachi is a creative mom with the superhuman abilities to get bored when she’s working on a single project at a time. The Domestication of Munachi is her first novel.
In her regular life, Ifesinachi .O. Okpagu is a Lagos based marketing communications executive with over seven years’ experience, including being an Associate Producer of a pan-African TV show and heading the marketing communications team of an insurance company. She also serves as the chief custodian of the Lexiton brand with intellectual property in the media and entertainment industry. Her first book, a novella, was published when she was fourteen and was adopted as a secondary school recommended text in Delta and Ebonyi states.
She was educated at Queens College, Lagos, and at the University of Benin where she obtained a BA in Fine and Applied Arts. Ifesinachi also holds a Masters degree from the Pan-African University where she graduated top of her class. She has written several stories, some of which have been published in Sentinel Nigeria, the African Roar Anthology and Saraba Magazine.