It is hard to find multilayers of thematic explorations using a major character who gives bits of her heart to minor characters while she fights her battles skillfully. Cecila’s Ashawo Diaries is storytelling meddled in art, obviously, science and a game of the protagonist. Daring diary entries with erotic sprinkles, gripping and sustaining, which depicts the struggles of a native daughter in contrast to Richard Wright’s Native Son, the zigzag turns of life and the map of love, friendship, pleasure, identity, re-identity as compasses at each turn. Poetically written and with a feminist undertone, Cecilia has the unique ability to turn defeat into fragments of victory and self-awareness for even the worst of them labelled by society, for indeed tomorrow is another day even for the abandoned and harmed. – Grace Ihejiamaizu, Lecturer, University of Calabar, Founder of IKapture and Opportunity Desk, Nigeria.
Ashawo Diaries is a D’Akpabli Publication. Cover Credit: Nene Buer Boyetey II. Book due in June 2020. For pre-orders (which start on 25th May 2020) contact via WhatsApp or call: +233 24 5275 981 or Booknook Book Store on Facebook. Book will also be available on Amazon.