African Literary Fiction Novel Tells Nigeria's Independence Story in Black History Month

Kettering, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 06, 2009 -- A heart-wrenching african literary fiction novel which chronicles Nigeria’s turbulent history and Independence from British rule has been published in commemoration of Nigeria's 49th Independence Day Anniversary and Black History Month 2009. The suspense novel titled Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman (Priceless Books; ISBN 978-0-9560142-6-9; £9.99) adds to the annals of african literature and is the fiction debut of the multi talented Nigerian British author - Ogo Akubue-Ogbata.

Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman tells the story of two remarkable personalities who dare to defy all odds: Nkiru (a privileged young girl who is forced to learn the art of survival after tragedy strikes) and Nigeria (Black Africa’s most populous and controversial country). The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts but the protagonist, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, she meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt.

The plot thickens as Nkiru climbs the ladder of life, fearing the sudden loss of all that she has toiled for (her children’s love, her husband’s trust and the successful business she built out of nothing) all because of a single fatal mistake. Meanwhile, Nigeria descends further into conflict and corruption as a foundational flaw leads to a brutal war and lingering mistrust. Eventually Nkiru finds the courage to confront the past and seek forgiveness for an unpardonable sin. This is the only path to peace – both for Nkiru and her motherland, Nigeria Africa.

"Historically, Nigeria, Africa, is famous for great literary fiction books however, many Nigerian novels have mainly got a tribal agenda." Says book author, Akubue-Ogbata. "Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is unique because it speaks to the collective yearning of the Nigerian people, in essence the African people, yet tackles universal themes like love, forgiveness, domestic violence, entrepreneurship and woman empowerment. There has been a lack of strong women characters in African literature of late, so I was inspired to create a fictional character who's not only beautiful but also a woman of substance - defying all odds economically, emotionally and socially. Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is thought provoking, inspirational and aspirational."

About the Author: Ogo Akubue-Ogbata is a multi-talented writer, speaker and consultant who is very passionate about helping individuals, businesses and communities make the most of their talents. Visit her personal and business development website at:

Inspired by Black History Month, Ogo has also launched an online community where Africans and supporters of Africa/African literature can discuss topical issues with a view to defying the odds in their own lives and communities - economically, emotionally and socially. Find out more at: []

Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman is currently available via the author's website as well as leading online bookstores like amazon and barnesandnoble.

Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman Ogo Akubue-Ogbata Priceless Books Literary Fiction: £9.99 UK; ISBN 978-0-9560142-6-9 On sale from October 1st, 2009

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Ogo Akubue-Ogbata
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Literary Fiction: £9.99 UK; ISBN 978-0-9560142-6-9
On sale from October 1st, 2009

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Press Release Submitted On: October 06, 2009 at 2:29 am
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