Nigerian author Chika Unigwe will be discussing her recent novel The Middle Daughter at a free online event held by Radical Books Collective on Saturday, October 21. The discussion will take place at 12 pm New York time, 5 pm Lagos time, and 5 pm London time.

Radical Books Collective creates an alternative, inclusive and non-commercial approach to books and reading. They organize virtual book clubs, book and author events and immersive seminars on foundational radical books.

Unigwe’s discussion will be hosted by Aruni Kashyap, a writer, translator (from and into Assamese) and academic. He is the author of His Father’s Disease, a collection of stories, The House With a Thousand Stories, novel and There is No Good Time for Bad News, a poetry collection. He is also an Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia (Athens) and the Director of Creative Writing Program.

Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian writer based in the United States. She is the author of four novels, as well as numerous short stories and essays. Her works include On Black Sisters Street, Night Dancer, Better Never Than Late and Black Messiah, among several others. Unigwe is Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College in Atlanta.

The Middle Daughter is a tale of family and sisterhood set in Enugu in eastern Nigeria and told through several different perspectives. When 17-year-old Nani loses her older sister and then her father in quick succession, her world spins off its axis. Isolated and misunderstood by her grieving mother and sister, she’s drawn to an itinerant preacher, a handsome self-proclaimed man of God who offers her a new place to belong. All too soon, Nani finds herself estranged from her family, tethered to her abusive husband by children she loves but cannot fully comprehend. She must find the courage to break free and wrestle her life back—without losing what she loves most.

The Middle Daughter was published on April 4, 2023 by Dzanc Books. Buy a copy of the book here. Read our review of The Middle Daughter here and find an excerpt here.

We highly recommend all Brittle Paper readers to check out this event if they get a chance!

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time: 12 pm New York | 5 pm Lagos | 5 pm London

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

Go here to register for the event.