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A Good Name
A Good Name

A Good Name

Essential Prose Series

FICTION

275 Pages, 8 x 5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781771836012

Rights: WOR X CA

Guernica Editions (Sep 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021
 

Overview

Twelve years in America and Eziafa Okereke has nothing to show for it. Desperate to re-write his story, Eziafa returns to Nigeria to find a woman he can mold to his taste. Eighteen-year-old Zina has big dreams. An arranged marriage to a much older man isn't one of them. Trapped by family expectations, Zina marries Eziafa, moves to Houston, and trains as a nurse. Buffeted by a series of disillusions, the couple stagger through a turbulent marriage until Zina decides to change the rules of engagement.

Author Biography

Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. A writer of fiction and poetry, Kilanko’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a Canadian national bestseller, was longlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize and the 2016 Nigeria Literature Prize. Her work includes a novella, Chasing Butterflies (2015), two children’s picture books, There Is An Elephant In My Wardrobe (2019), and Juba and The Fireball (2020). Her short fiction is in the anthology, New Orleans Review 2017: The African Literary Hustle.Kilanko lives in Chatham, Ontario where she also practices as a therapist in children’s mental health.