Boy, o boy! They keep pouring in. As if the akpanic Oprah book choice wasn't good enough news for African writing, EC Osondu has added smile-inducing news of his own. Yes, smile-inducing for all lovers and practitioners of African literature. Book deal, book deal! Not just one. Two book deals! Good Lord of Africa.
Okay, I'm getting carried away. My dear Nsukka friends would say "Happiness is hindering me from being happy."
Now, read what I read:
"Tim Duggan, executive editor at HarperCollins, has signed Nigerian author E.C. Osondu to a two-book deal. Duggan took North American rights to a short story collection, called Voice of America, and a novel, called This House Is Not for Sale, by the Providence College professor who won the Caine Prize for African Writing and has a Syracuse University M.F.A. The short story collection follows a variety of characters moving between Nigeria and the U.S., and Duggan described the novel as “a multigenerational saga centered around a Nigerian king and his court in Lagos.” Jin Auh, of the Wylie Agency, brokered the deal."
Here is the Source
Have you already gone back to your writing table? The next deal might be yours. Good luck.