Author of the well received collection of short stories, Eko Dialogue, Joy Isi Bewaji, is set to host the first book reading for her new collection ‘What Pain May Bring.’
“What Pain May Bring, Joy Isi Bewaji’s second book, is a collection (a novella and 5 short stories) that focus on the different kinds of heart break and how people deal with it. The author, whose first book, Eko Dialogue, dwelt with metropolitan engagements of Lagos, has shifted her attention to surgical exposé of motives behind people’s actions. From murder to suicide to abandonment of responsibility to eloping to retribution, these actions are varied and often scandalous, but ultimately, they are all about retribution.
“The stories are named for colours–green, red, orange, purple, black–perhaps to reflect the various experiences and temperaments of these female characters. These characters are from different backgrounds—copy writer, fashion mogul, orange seller, restaurateur, housewife–and they find themselves in different situations of betrayal and have to work their ways out of their miseries.” *
The event will hold on Saturday, February 21, 2015 by 3pm at Colonnades Hotel, Alfred Rewane Road (near Ikoyi Registry).
Join the author in a conversation on identity, choices and sacrifices.
The event is sponsored by NASCO.
*excerpts from Dami Ajayi’s review of ‘What Pain May Bring’ by Joy Isi Bewaji
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