Masobe Books announced that Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Chimeka Garricks, Michael Afenfia, TJ Benson, Othuke Ominiabohs, and Angel Patricks Amegbe are their new authors on September 26, 2019.
Masobe Books was founded by Othuke Ominiabohs in Lagos, Nigeria in April 2018. The relatively new publishing concern blew our minds when they announced on September 26, 2019, that they have signed six new writers to their roster. Their new writers were said to share Masobe Books’ ethos of “creating and publishing an exciting and eclectic body of work”. The books will be published and released in 2020.
The six writers are;
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a journalist and essayist and award-winning novelist. She has partnered with Masobe Books for the Nigerian rights to her 2 novels, I Do Not Come To You By Chance (2009) (our review) and Buried beneath the Baobab Tree’.
Chimeka Garricks, one of Nigeria’s best-kept writing secrets, returns after a 10-year gap from his first novel Tomorrow Died Yesterday (our review). This time, he mixes lots of music with his distinctive storytelling magic in a memorable collection of short stories, A Broken People’s Playlist.
Michael Afenfia is the author of When the Moon Caught Fire (2010), and A Street Called Lonely (2011). He has adapted his web series, The Mechanics of Yenagoa into a full-length novel (of the same name, retaining the promise of the same wild and suspenseful ride).
TJ Benson whose stories have appeared in Catapult, Transition, and more is the writer of the short story collection We Won’t Fade into Darkness. The Madhouse, his richly-written and dreamscape-y first novel, will be published in 2020.
Angel Patricks Amegbe, poet and psychologist, debuts with The Days of Silence a deceptively gentle coming-of-age novel about the resilience of a family of women.
Othuke Ominiabohs, playwright and novelist, will take readers on an intense and spiritual journey in Aviara, a novel about the travails of Anthony Mukoro, the flawed hero from his first and well-traveled novel, ‘Odufa’.