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A Place in the Sun

Kola King

  • Isbn(Print) 9781928348320
  • Isbn (E-book) 9781928348337
  • pages 248
  • Price 229
  • Published 2016-11-21

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About the book

This is a tale of friendship, love and tragedy set against the mystery and magic of colonial Africa. In this epic tale, love is set to clash with tradition. Zakka, the lead character falls in love with Matta, but the lovebirds cannot consummate their love on account of the fact that Matta’s family is still beholden to her estranged husband, Gora. By tradition, dowry paid on Matta’s head is expected to be returned to the husband when the marriage breaks, but this was not done. In the eyes of tradition, Matta is still Gora’s wife. What’s more, Gora still nurses the hope of reclaiming her hand in marriage. But in the end, love triumphs over tradition.

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Kola King

About the author

Kola King writes short stories, novels and essays. He obtained a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 1981. He served as the Editor, Epic Newspaper and Managing Editor, Greenbough Communications Limited, Lagos. He was Editor, Nigerian Book of Great People (Who’s Who). He was at one-time Part-Time lecturer at the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. He later founded Newscomm magazine in 2011 and served as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. The magazine is temporarily rested. His writings have also appeared in international literary journals such as Kalahari Review, The Missing Slate Journal, Litro Magazine and The New Black Magazine. His works are also forthcoming from Mosaic Literary Magazine. He writes and lives in Ibadan.