Hey book lover. Ta-da! I found out about two new book releases, and it’s time to share. They are some hot fiction straight from the bookish oven. Truth is, you might want to add them to your reading list.
Why you should be excited about new book releases
One, because there’s really nothing like too much books. True or yes? Secondly, it’s amazing how writers can create a different world from alphabets A-Z, thereby creating a portal for time travel. And oh… who doesn’t like new things? Hence, my enthusiasm. Still, don’t worry, you don’t have to match it. I imagine an audience as I type. Lol.
Here goes two new book releases for your to-be-read pile.
The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
This promising new book was released on October 3rd, 2019.
Author: Okechukwu Nzelu
As Nnenna Maloney approaches womanhood she longs to connect with her Igbo-Nigerian culture. Her once close and tender relationship with her mother, Joanie, becomes strained as Nnenna begins to ask probing questions about her father, who Joanie refuses to discuss.
Nnenna is asking big questions of how to ‘be’ when she doesn’t know the whole of who she is. Meanwhile, Joanie wonders how to love when she has never truly been loved. Their lives are filled with a cast of characters asking similar questions about identity and belonging whilst grappling with the often hilarious encounters of everyday Manchester.
The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney is a funny and tender tribute to community, faith and forgiveness; to growing up and growing into ourselves.
About the author
Okechukwu Nzelu is a writer and teacher. He was born in Manchester in 1988, read English at Girton College, Cambridge and completed the Teach First programme. His work has been published in Agenda, PN Review, E-magazine and The Literateur and his essay ‘Troubles with God’ will be published in the anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space (Trapeze, 2019). In 2015 he was the recipient of a New Writing North Award for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, which is his debut novel.
If you’re like me, then you’ve already mentally added this new book to your to-read list. LOL. I can’t help it, because I love books like this. By the way, if you’ve read and enjoyed Zaddie Smith’s White Teeth, then this won’t be any different.
Get The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney here
David Mogo, God Hunter
The book was released on July 9, 2019. Nevertheless, it’s still hot, and not cooling down soon, hopefully. I think it’s awesome that African writers are beginning to embrace and explore the world of fantasy.
Author: Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Nigerian God-Punk – a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.
LAGOS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED
The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns.
Though broken and leaderless, the city endures.
David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon Ajala.
No problem, right?
About the Author
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of stories featuring African gods, starships, monsters, detectives and everything in-between. His internationally published fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Lightspeed, Fireside,Podcastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta, Omenana, Ozy, Brick Moon Fiction and other periodicals and anthologies . He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, where he teaches writing, and has worked in editorial at Podcastle and Sonora Review.
Connect with the authors
First author: @nzeluwrites on Instagram
Second author: @IAmSuyiDavies on Twitter and @suyidavies on Instagram Website: suyidavies.com.
Which other new book releases do you know about? Do share, or suggest a book for review.