We will be hosting Nigerian author Buki Papillon on our We Turn To Books Instalive series. Papillon’s debut novel An Ordinary Wonder was published a couple of weeks ago on September 7. The first ever Nigerian fiction centered on an intersex character, Papillon’s novel is both a gripping read and a history making work. Join us this Sunday to talk about the novel’s amazing story and Papillon’s experience in the writing journey.

Date: Sept 25

Time: 5pm WAT | 6 pm BST | 11 AM CST | 12 PM EST

Venue: Instagram @brittlepaper

Read the Synopsis: 

Oto leaves for boarding school with one plan: excel and escape his cruel home. Falling in love with his roommate was certainly not on the agenda, but fear and shame force him to hide his love and true self.

Back home, weighed down by the expectations of their wealthy and powerful family, the love of Oto’s twin sister wavers and, as their world begins to crumble around them, Oto must make drastic choices that will alter the family’s lives for ever.

Richly imagined with art, proverbs and folk tales, this moving and modern novel follows Oto through life at home and at boarding school in Nigeria, through the heartbreak of living as a boy despite their profound belief they are a girl, and through a hunger for freedom that only a new life in the United States can offer.

An Ordinary Wonder is a powerful coming-of-age story that explores complex desires as well as challenges of family, identity, gender, and culture, and what it means to feel whole.

Buy An Ordinary Wonder: Amazon