Nike Campbell-Fatoki will commence a five day online book tour of her collection of short stories, Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon 15th August, 2016.
This online book tour, organized in collaboration with creativewritingnews.net will take the book to nine renowned literary blogs and their intercontinental subscribers. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to listen to live recordings of Nike Campbell- Fatoki reading from different parts of her book. She will be available to take various questions on the book and her writing life. Free copies of the book will be given to attendees of these tours. You can order the book here and also get them in the following book stores:
- Patabah bookstore, Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya mall, Surulere
- Quintessence bookstore Plot 13, Block 44, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.
- Unilag bookstore, University Of Lagos
- Salamander (Abuja), 5 Bujumbura St, Abuja
This is what Quramo publishing had to say about the collection of short stories. ”Nike’s language is precise and direct. Her characters are sharply observant and self-aware even as they battle odds that stack against them. Morals are explored but there is no judgment even when the characters take vengeful and extreme actions. Heroes are created in unlikely scenarios and life as we know it, with more than one surprising twist unfolds in the pages.”
There will be a draw at the end of all the tours. And free books will be given to tour participants.
See you there!
Tour Hosts and Stop Dates
Creative Writing News
— 15th August, 2016.
Open Book Nigeria
— 15th August, 2016
The Magunga bookstore
16th August, 2016
—16th August, 2016
Say My Name
— 17th August, 2016
Lola Opatayo Pages & Paragraphs
— 17th August, 2016
— 18th August, 2016
— 18th August, 2016
Afreada Africa’s Literary Magazine
— 19th August, 2016
In this short story collection, Nike Campbell-Fatoki filters the lives of contemporary Nigerians through a colorful and vivid prism, where past sins come to upset settled lives, where lost lives fuel a campaign for a better future and nothing is as it seems. She explores well-known themes but delves a little deeper, questioning our ideas about people, our impressions and prejudices. Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon depicts the struggles of a young ambitious and hardworking Nigerian abroad with the same insightful candor as it does the tale of a brilliant but broken woman struggling with mental illness.
“Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon elevates her as a masterful storyteller. Each of the stories is eloquently crafted without the condescension to readers that comes with a ribbon-wrapped ending. By turns amusing, sad and painful, each of the stories in this collection moved me to some deep emotion, and they will do the same for you too whether reading about religion, mental illness, gender roles or open marriages. Another wonderful and unapologetic addition to the growing genre of literature by writers from Africa.” –Zukiswa Wanner, Men of the South, shortlisted, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
“These are stories worth telling from a writer worth reading” –E.C. Osondu, winner, The Caine Prize for Africa
“Campbell-Fatoki’s characters share their stories of loss, love and reclaimed identity in a way that leaves you wanting for more.” –Yejide Kilanko, author of Daughters Who Walk This Path
About the Author
Nike Campbell Fatoki was born in Lvov, Ukraine. She is the second of four children born to Nigerian medical doctors in the old Soviet Union. A graduate of Economics with a minor in Political Science from Howard University, she also has a Master’s degree in International Development from American University.
Nike juggles writing with her day job in budget and finance management at Prince George’s county. Her first novel, A Thread of Gold Beads was published in 2009. Her latest work, Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon, was released in July 2016.
Nike lives in the Washington DC area with her family, where she is writing her next historical fiction novel set to be published in 2017.
Thanks to Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam author of Finding Love Again for coordinating the tour and writing all the copy for the promotion.