A lovely new review has just appeared for ‘Igboland’ on NetGalley:
“Set in 1960’s civil war era Nigeria, this book tells the story of Clem a Methodist Missionary and his wife Lydia who settle in Biafra/Igboland to work with the local populous and churches, clinics and schools. The story is told from Lydia’s point of view and grips from the very start with such attention to the smallest details whilst opening your eyes to the cultural, religious and political differences that they are challenged with.
“Set over a few years it shows the strain that a missionary’s wife has as someone without a ‘role’, ie she is not the missionary, but his wife and the search for self-recognition and finding her own identity. However, war, love, the local villagers and illness all drive wedges between the couple and the pressure on their relationship is huge.
“The story is very well written and you are there with them as they face West Africa together and come to terms with their lifestyle adjustments. The author has created something very special here that really gave me cause to want more of this style of writing that’s alive and thoroughly researched.
“A great book that was hard to stop reading!”
“Poignant, yet uplifting, this novel opens the mind to ourselves and the world beyond.” Andrea Jamieson
“This fascinating story highlights the triumph of human spirit in the face of adversity. I really do recommend this as an extremely enjoyable read.” Mrs J Grankin
“an engrossing, tense and truthful novel, gracefully told.” Cynthia Harrison (A Woman’s Wisdom)
“I really enjoyed this book, it is one I will remember for a long time.” Lucinda E Clarke
“This is an accomplished novel.” R. Nicholson-Morton
“Beautifully written, well developed characters, educational but also rather sexy and vibrant.” Alana (Perth)
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‘Igboland’ is a featured novel this week with my publisher Crooked Cat Books, alongside ‘The Calgary Chessman’ by Yvonne Marjot and ‘Breath of Africa’ by Jane Bwye. Click on the image below for more details and further links, or see below.