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A week ago, Chibundu Onuzo shared this photograph above on Instagram with the caption: “There comes a time in every author’s life, when you’ve got to update your author photo!” 

Okay, she’s clearly being modest. This is no author photo, which, as we all know, is typically a boring head shot with zero swag. What we have here is all levels of ultra-chic: gorgeous hair, a matching smile, and a hot red number.

We didn’t know this but, apparently, if you’re a true literary diva, needing to update your author photo is reason enough to do a full blown photo shoot, which Onuzo did under the expert lens of London-based photographer @blaykeimages.

Having a fresh set of stunning author photos in hand is, of course, top priority when your second novel is less than three months away. The novel titled Welcome to Lagos is set for a January 2017 release. The book cover designed by celebrity illustrator Bill Bragg surfaced online a few weeks back and had everyone oohing and aahing. The details about the novel’s story line is still under wraps, but we are hoping for the big reveal, which we hear will happen pretty soon.

Congrats to Onuzo on her new novel!

 

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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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