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" A story is like surface of the water " - Arundhati Roy
Rajaswamy Rajagopalan, a Tamil Brahmin essayist is totally in love and happy with his East Nigerian Christian wife, Eunice Onwubiko. But there is a threat to their nine year-old marriage.
On a trip to Nigeria from India, David, their only son travels in dreams with an albino dwarf, Nfanfa. A brain illness develops in David and this (alongside the mass deportation of Indians from Nigeria) sets the two families, Rajagopalan and Onwubiko crashing in their faiths as they battle differently to keep alive the chord that holds them together.
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"An Intresting New Voice" - Jude Dibia
Onyeka Nwelue is a current Academic Visitor at the African Studies Centre at University of Oxford and author of over 11 books, of which The Strangers of Braamfontein (Abibiman Publishing, 2021) is his latest and UK debut.
He is a filmmaker, publisher, talk-show host, bookseller and author whose book Hip-Hop is Only for Children won the Creative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Writers’ Awards. He adapted his novella Island of Happiness into an Igbo-language film, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ, which won Best Feature Film by a Director at the 2018 Newark International Film Festival and went on to be nominated for Best First Feature Film by a Director and the Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards.