E.C Osondu is the author of Voice of America his first published book in 2009, that won the Caine Prize for African Writing. Actually, Best short story by an African writer in the English language. His second work will soon be released "This House Is Not for Sale" (His first novel).
A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighbourhood and one remarkable house, seen through the eyes of a young member of the household. The house lies in a town seemingly lost in time, full of colourful, larger-than-life characters; at the narrative’s heart are Grandpa, the family patriarch whose occasional cruelty is balanced by his willingness to open his doors to those in need, and the house itself, which becomes a character in its own right and takes on the scale of legend. From the decades-long rivalry between owners of two competing convenience stores to the man who convinces his neighbours to give up their earthly possessions to prepare for the end of the world.
I am curious to see how he unravels in a novel since he is an awarded short story writer.
Do you look forward to reading this new novel?
Yes, it seems so.Delete
I don't know...I'm not really excited about his second novel coming out. I wasn't wow'd away by his short stories collection- 'Voice of America'. It was very lackluster for me. I hope this new novel has more of a bang to it.ReplyDelete
hahaha... I know "Voice of America" was as a matter of fact lacking in strength. However, "This House is not for sale" is a novel and not a collection of short stories. Hopefully, Mr. Osondu is able to take his story and writing to the next level. I am curious and would like to read it though.Delete