Ghanaian author Peace Adzo Medie has sold her next novel, Nightbloom, to Algonquin Books. According to Publisher’s Weekly, the novel follows two girls from Ghana who “grow up to lead very different lives an ocean apart,” until a family crisis reunites them 20 years later. According to the publisher’s note, Nightbloom “attests to the strength of female bonds.” There are no further details on a publication date or a cover, so stay tuned.
Medie shared her excitement about the book deal on her Twitter:
I’m thrilled that Nightbloom, my next novel, has found a home with @AlgonquinBooks! I’m excited to be working with this great team again and can’t wait for this book to be out in the world.
Medie is a scholar and writer. She is a Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. Her debut novel, His Only Wife, was published in September 2020 also by Algonquin Books. The novel received rave reviews and was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and as a Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020.
Congratulations to Medie!