Unbridled - Jude Dibia's Breathtaking New Novel

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Blacksands Books launches its second title 'Unbridled' by author Jude Dibia (Publication date: 01 April 2007 - ISBN 13: 978-9-7807-9396-8)

Blacksands Books launches its second title 'Unbridled' by author Jude Dibia (Publication date: 01 April 2007 - ISBN 13: 978-9-7807-9396-8).

Based in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, Unbridled chronicles the story of a young woman, Ngozi, who suffers various aspects of abuse from her family.

Ngozi Akachi is a somewhat regular village girl of exquisite beauty, light-skinned and haunted by the strange storm that ravages her village on the night of her birth--a story her mother would tell her repeatedly. She is sent to Lagos to live with an uncle after her innocence was snatched away from her by a member of her family. In Lagos, she suffers cruelty from her aunt and forges a strange friendship with another girl, Tiffany Okoro, who comes from a different world all together. And so her strange journey in life's lessons begins--a journey that would lead her eventually to England and the many trials she would face until she finds her true voice.

About the author:
Jude Dibia is a Nigerian writer. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived there most of his life. His first published work was a novella, titled 'Full Cycle' in 1999. His novel 'Walking With Shadows' was short listed for the ANA/NDDC Ken Saro Wiwa Prose Prize 2006. His short stories have appeared in various publications including on-line literary journals like http://www.africanwriter.com and http://www.blackbiro.com.

Praise for Walking With Shadows

"…Dibia's debut novel is a fine and compelling work." - Prof. Chris Dunton, writer, critic, Dean of Humanities, National University of Lesotho, South Africa.

"By daring to tell the untold stories Jude Dibia has carved a niche for himself in the chequered march of Nigerian literature. Walking With Shadows is a trailblazing work of searing courage." - Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, writer, poet.


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