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AMAB Author, Obinna Udenwe will commence a week online book tour of the conspiracy crime thriller, Satans & Shaitans on March 7, 2016.

This online book tour, organized in collaboration with will take the book to seven renowned literary blogs and their intercontinental subscribers. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to listen to live recordings of Obinna Udenwe reading from different parts of his ANA Prose Prize winning novel. He will be available to take various questions on the book and his writing life. Free copies of the book will be given to attendees of these tours.

According to the publisher of AMAB Books, Nurdin Busari, “…since the release into the Nigerian literary market, Satans & Shaitans has moved beyond readers’ delight to issues-generating fiction book that is interrogating cliches and standard of reasoning. This tour will definitely form the basis of repositioning African literature further for the benefit of all and sundry.”

There will be a draw at the end of all the tours. And free books will be given to tour participants. Want to increase your chances of winning? Then place an order via the buy links. Book orders automatically give you three spots in the Rafflecopter draw.

See you there!


Tour Hosts and Stop Dates

Creative Writing News

— 7th March, 2016.

Praxis Magazine For Arts and Literature

— 8th March, 2016

Say My Name

— 8th March, 2016

Brittle Paper

— 9th March, 2016

— 10th March, 2016

Open Book Nigeria

— 11th March, 2016



Book Description:

Satans and Shaitans is a conspiracy crime thriller that offers the most intriguing suggestions to the problems of terrorism. In a web of twists and intrigues, the award-winning novel links the terrorism of radical Islamists ripping the North to shreds, political exploits in the southern parts of the country, and a secret political society. At the centre of the turmoil is a beautiful love affair between Adeline and Donaldo.

Here’s a synopsis:

” Set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s ongoing terrorism tensions, Satans and Shaitans tells the story of two powerful men, Chief Donald Amechi and world acclaimed televangelist, Chris Chuba, both members of the internationally renowned Sacred Order of the Universal Forces. Members of the Order from Southern Nigeria, desperate to gain control of their country, deceive an Islamic terrorist organization into carrying out attacks in order to undermine and overrule the Nigerian President, a northerner, by convincing them that their plans would help to bring about Islamic rule, all the while setting them up for failure.”


Advanced Praise

“If a fellowship of masters of intrigue in Nigerian literature exists, Obinna Udenwe should definitely be a senior fellow. His dexterity at infusing crime fiction with this tale of terrorism is truly ingenious.” — Iquo Diana Eke, author of Symphony of Becoming

“Obinna is a fresh new voice, and his foray into conspiracy thriller is a much needed contribution to the contemporary African literary scene.” —Ainehi Edoro, top literary blogger.

About the Author

Obinna Udenwe is the author of the conspiracy crime thriller, Satans & Shaitans, published in Nigeria by AMAB books and in the UK in 2014 by Jacaranda Books.

Satans & Shaitans was a joint winner of the ANA Prose Prize in 2015. His novel addresses very topical issues of terrorism, jihad and politics. He is one of the few African writers fearless enough to delve into controversial issues – in 2015 he eroticised the Nigerian church in fiction in a series titled Holy Sex, published to wide readership and criticism.

In 2015 he established the ‘Crossover Mexico-Nigeria’ writing project. His works have appeared in Fiction365, Ehanom Review, Brittle Paper, Tribe, Kalahari Review, Alariwo, African Writer, Outside In Magazine etc., and anthologised in African Roar, Dreams at Dawn, ANA Review, and the Short Story is Dead Long Live the Short Story. In 2014 he was honoured with the award of the ‘State Literary Icon’ by the Government of Ebonyi State. Obinna Udenwe is a farmer and a democracy enthusiast.



Thanks to Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam author of Finding Love Again for coordinating the tour and writing all the copy for the promotion. 

I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “Nigeria’s Conspiracy Crime Writer Obinna Udenwe Announces Dates for Online Book Tour” Subscribe

  1. Catherine Onyemelukwe 2016/03/05 at 10:54 am #

    An online book tour? Fabulous. To follow, I assume I just go to the particular blog on each day as noted, right?

    I’ll surely see him on the day he’s ‘visiting’ your blog, but will check out others too.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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