Yewande Omotoso’s “An Unusual Grief” now available in Nigeria

An Unusual Grief, the much-anticipated novel by award-winning author, Yewande Omotoso is now available in Nigeria.

According to a statement by the publisher of the book, Cassava Republic Press, the book, which answers this complex and harrowing question in the relationship between Mojisola and her deceased, estranged daughter, Yinka, can be ordered here

In An Unusual Grief, grief takes 50-something year old Mojisola on an out-of-character experience that sees her move into Yinka’s Johannesburg apartment, befriend her complex landlady and venture into the world of BDSM as a way of dealing with the pain of loss.

Posing a timely conversation on grief, Omotoso takes readers through a tender exploration of grief, loss, love and an unexpected journey to self-discovery. This story is poignant and skilfully asserts the complex phenomenon of grief faced by many.

Yewande Omotoso is a South African-based novelist, architect and designer, who was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria. She is the daughter of Nigerian writer Kole Omotoso, and the sister of filmmaker Akin Omotoso. She currently lives in Johannesburg. Her two earlier published novels Bom Boy (Modjaji Books, 2011) and The Woman Next Door (Chatto and Windus, 2016), have earned her considerable attention, including winning the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author, being shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the M-Net Literary Awards 2012, and the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, and being longlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.


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