London Becomes Unique Setting to African Author’s Fresh Eyes

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With careful craft and wit, Ebuni Ilombu serves up refreshingly captivating fiction.

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Equal parts Nigerian woman, London cosmopolitan, and a poetess who sees the world through refined eyes, Ebuni Ilombu’s gregarious main character Marina in "At the End of the Day" takes readers through creatively ordered remembrances of childhood and moments of illuminating wisdom through her normal day of business in London.

Memory is an enthralling, non-cyclical adjunct to a mindscape that is attuned to the present. Ebuni Ilombu’s writing flashes through the details of everyday – Marina is mindful of the many things that make up her world but the segues into ruminative episodes that take up a side of her “strategic” concerns intrudes in a way that gives the book a full-bodied rhythm that moves the novel smartly but subtly along what is to most people the ordinary things and places of everyday . But readers will easily acclimatise to the world of this book, thanks primarily to an accessibility that is rare in works of good creative fiction.

Perhaps it is the fluid rhythms of her mother tongue. Perhaps it even is the influence of the character’s sister Elizabeth, a twin to her thoughts and a magically potent foil to her worries and fears. (Living the life of semi-transients in the cosmopolitan pace of London is the spark to the verdant storyland of Marina’s early history.) Whatever it is, the author makes the rain and the fog of the City into a bright, scintillating aura of a non-violent and intellectually thrilling safari.

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About the Author
Ebuni Ilombu herself is a voracious reader. She enjoys reading and writing poetry and travelling. She likes the buzz of London, but also, the quite laid back feel of New Orleans, a place she visits regularly. She is from a close knit family, and values the support and security that it brings into her life. She has a handful of friends that she loves and cherishes.

The author was born in Nigeria and has been living in the UK for nearly twenty years. This is her first debut novel. She is now working on her second novel.

At the End of the Day * by Ebuni Ilombu
Publication Date: May 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4691-5406-0
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4691-5407-7
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4691-5408-4

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