The Son of the House

R290.00

ISBN: 9781485903734

Author: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

Ages: Adult Fiction

2021 NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE


2019 SHARJAH BOOK FAIR BEST INTERNATIONAL FICTION AWARD


In the city of Enugu in the 1970s, young Nwabulu dreams of becoming a typist as she endures her employers’ endless chores. Although a housemaid since the age of ten, she is tall and beautiful and in love with a rich man’s son. Educated and privileged, Julie is a modern woman. Living on her own, she is happy to collect the gold jewellery love-struck Eugene brings her, but has no intention of becoming his second wife. When dramatic events straight out of a movie force Nwabulu and Julie into a dank room years later, the two women relate the stories of their lives as they await their fate. Pulsing with vitality and intense human drama, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut is set against four decades of vibrant Nigeria, and celebrates the resilience of women as they navigate and transform what remains a man’s world.

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