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I am delighted to announce the forthcoming release of Holy Sex, a wild romp of a novella about a Nigerian pastor’s erotic exploits.

In May of 2015, I posted the first of six stories in a story series by the same name. After nearly a 100,000 hits, the story is taking on a new life as a published book that I hope will continue to delight readers.

Holy Sex is a frisky account of pastor Samuel’s erotic encounters with women in his church. Pastor Samuel is the head pastor at Saving Grace, Inc. a new generation Pentecostal church in Lagos. He is a charming and charismatic fellow blessed with the silver-tongue of a cunning salesman. As we all know, African cities are swarming with miracle-working pastors doing miraculously erotic things on their off-days. Obinna Udenwe simply presents a faithful, humorous, and sometimes sad, account of these exploits.

Udenwe is a favorite in the African literary community. His conspiracy crime thriller titled Satans and Shaitans came out last year and set a new bar for Nigerian crime fiction. Udenwe knows how to do pop-fiction like no one else, and, with Holy Sex, he offers a new kind of literary entertainment called “church erotica.” He takes us behind the scenes and shows us the dark, underbelly of religious communities built around powerful Men of God.

Holy Sex is a playful, fluffy ball of fun. The gossipy, conversational tenor of the writing is a refreshing deviation from the serious tone of classic African fiction. Reading Holy Sex is like hanging out with a die-hard gossip in a dark corner of a bar and getting an earful of everyone’s nasty secrets.

This is all so exciting. Thanks to the thousand of readers who supported the online version of the story. We have been working on this release for the past few months. From editing to the cover design, it has taken a small circle of super-talented individuals to make this happen. I can’t tell you how happy I am that this series is transitioning from such humble beginnings as an online story series to an actual book.

A publication date has not been set. To stay current with the latest news on Holy Sex, follow us on twitter.(@brittlepaper)


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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.

8 Responses to “Nigeria’s First-ever Church Erotica Coming Soon as a Novella” Subscribe

  1. Davingson 2016/06/20 at 1:09 pm #

    Obinna Udenwe is the bomb when it comes to erotic stories. I can’t wait to read this.

  2. Felicia Reevers 2016/06/20 at 3:52 pm #

    Looking forward to it!

  3. Catherine Onyemelukwe 2016/06/20 at 6:19 pm #

    I see that you now have your PhD and are teaching at Marquette. Congratulations! I do enjoy reading about all the African literature you share with us, your readers.

  4. Adefemi Adejola 2016/06/21 at 5:10 am #

    Congratulations Dr. Ainehi Edoro on the successful completion of your Ph D program. Delightful news, this is. Please do all of us of BrittlePaper House the honor of editing and upgrading your BrittlePaper profile. Very proud of you. More grease to your elbows.
    That Holy Sex is coming out as a novella is good news we have been expecting for some time. I have commented here on Brittle Paper that the story couldn’t have ended where the on-line version on Brittle Paper stopped. I am personally looking forward to this novella given the terrific work Obinna did in Satans and Shaitans I know it will be a great mouth watering delicacy served oven fresh. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I can’t wait to read this …..please don’t keep us waiting for too long.

  5. chinenye 2016/06/23 at 3:03 pm #

    i was never gripped by the holy sex series, never thrilled me but am glad for Obinna Udenwe

  6. HENRY 2016/06/25 at 10:07 am #

    Congrats, doc, on finishing the program. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NOVELLA.

  7. MSOMI 2016/06/26 at 3:35 am #

    Can’t wait to see it.


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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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