Welcome to Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu's Book Tour

We are happy to bring you another interesting book tour. Today we have Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, author of Domestication of Munachi. By the way, we wish to congratulate Sada Malumfashi who won a copy of Obinna Udenwe’s Satans and Shaitans for participating in the last tour. For a chance to win a copy of Ifesinachi’s book you are encouraged to ask the author questions about her novel, her writing career and writing process. There will be a raffle draw and one person will win an autographed copy of the Domestication of Munachi.

Before you listen to her read pages 125 and 130 from her new novel, we would like to tell you a little about this wonderful storyteller and her debut novel.

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About The Author:

Welcome to Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu’s Book Tour

Ifesinachi .O. Okpagu is a marketing communications executive with over seven years’ experience, an Associate Producer of a pan-African TV show and head of 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.

She has written/produced several screenplays for the big screen and for television.

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About The Novel:

Welcome to Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu’s Book Tour

Three main themes that stand out in the novel: the untoward pressure on young women to marry young regardless of their physical and psychological readiness; physical abuse of women, especially married women and the society’s penchant to suddenly become blind to this until an irreversible damage is caused; and the deception of religion in our society today.

There are, of course, other sub themes such as family, the relationship between mother and child, adultery, long distance marriage, and so on.

On a hot Sunday afternoon years ago…

…Two sisters walk in on their father’s sexual liaison with the family’s hired help which leaves them both scarred in different ways.

Years later…

Unable to bear the thought of marriage to a man she barely knows, the younger and more adventurous one, Munachi, runs away from home on the eve of her traditional marriage, unwittingly resurrecting a long buried feud between her religious mother and eccentric aunty. This conflict leaves a door open for the family’s destruction.

The Domestication of Munachi (DOM) is a novel about the unnecessary pressure on women to take on life partners, regardless of who these partners are and the psychological impacts seen through the stories of two sets of sisters—Munachi and Nkechi versus Chimuanya and Elizabeth.

The Reading:

Now we present to you, Page 125 from Domestication of Munachi, listen:

You can download and read Page 125 of Domestication of Munachi here: Domestication of Munachi page 125

And Page 130, listen:

You can download and read Page 130 of Domestication of Munachi here: Domestication of Munachi page 130

Remember to ask Ifesinachi some questions in the comment section for a chance to win an autographed copy of her book. Good luck!

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Thank you and see you at the next tour!

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