Living Outside by Ijezie Alexander Chimmuanya!

Living Outside by Ijezie Alexander Chimmuanya is a work of fiction (200 pages) published in 2013, by Spectacle Books. It’s available on and in bookstores nationwide. The novel unveils a romantic escapade between a village girl and British missionary boy set against the time backdrop of the 1850s. Love struck, the village girl, goes to England with him, hoping for a better life.

Her hopes are dashed as she realizes that England is not a paradise after all and her lover… certainly not the saint he posed as. He in fact abandons her and their one-day baby in an unknown hospital in London. Living Outside was the winner of Blakey’s Foundation prize for Best first book 2013.

Hmm…sounds kind of interesting…

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