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We are delighted to bring you a new and exciting work of fiction: Holy Sex: A Nigerian Church Erotica by Obinna Udenwe. Holy Sex is Brittle Paper’s first foray into the world of book publishing—well, e-book, at least for now.

Holy Sex is a dark and humorous tale that breaks the silence around the Nigerian church as an erotic space. The novella chronicles the sexual exploits of Pastor Samuel, the General Overseer of Saving Grace, Inc.— a new generation Pentecostal church in Lagos. Pastor Samuel is rich, charismatic, and handsome. But when he isn’t delivering inspirational sermons, performing miracles, and winning souls for the Lord, he is engaged in all manner of illicit relations with female congregants, who he abandons the moment the relationship becomes inconvenient. Well, that’s until he meets a young woman who is bent on taking revenge and bringing him down.

The work is relatable in ways that hit close to home. The Nigerian media has repeated been rocked by high-profile scandals exposing the erotic underbellies of new-generation, mega churches preaching prosperity ministry while amassing huge amounts of wealth. Udenwe uses these real-life events as inspiration for a part delicious, part disturbing story about sex in the House of God.

The story is told as a direct address to the reader in an easy, gossipy, and conversational style. It is addictive and might shock the faint-hearted. In the masterful hands of Udenwe, award-winning author of Satans and Shaitans, the urban African church is imagined as a territory of forbidden desire where illicit sex intersects with faith to create a space rich for storytelling.

Publishing this work has been a rewarding journey. The project started out as a short story that we published in 2013. In Two years later, it became a popular series. After a 100,000 hits, we were convinced that the series could take on a new life as book. The partnership with Okada Books has been a key part of this transition. Their impressive reading app ensures that the work is available to African readers, which was important to us from the very beginning.

Holy Sex is available for download on okadabooks.com and amazon.com

 

 

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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.

3 Responses to “Holy Sex is Obinna Udenwe’s New Novella About the Nigerian Church as an Erotic Space” Subscribe

  1. Davinson 2017/04/13 at 14:07 #

    I was one of the early readers of Holy Sex series and deeply excited that I can read all of them now.

    This is great.

  2. Ainehi Edoro 2017/04/14 at 11:49 #

    @Davinson,

    Thanks so much for your support!

  3. Eze, Monday 2017/04/30 at 06:57 #

    A timely book with the potency of exposing and correcting the sexual and other moral rots in the modern churches.

    Congratulations, Obinna Udenwe.

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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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