Nigerian writer Yewande Omotoso’s third novel will be published by Cassava Republic in Autumn 2021. The book, titled An Unusual Grief, is about “a woman’s effort to come to terms with the death of her estranged daughter.”

The Bookseller reports that the publisher acquired the English and Commonwealth rights from Elise Dillsworth at the Elise Dillsworth Agency. The novel will be published as a lead title for Cassava Republic.

Yewande Omotoso gained considerable acclaim with the publication of her debut novel Bomboy in 2011. It went on to be shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature, The Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the M-Net Literary Award and won the South African Literary Award for First-time Published Author. Her follow-up novel The Woman Next Door was longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Fiction and the International Dublin Literary Award. She was a recipient of a 2013 Norman Mailer Fellowship and a 2014 Miles Morland Scholarship.

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