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Kingston University Big Read Author Event with Okechukwu Nzelu

4 May @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

About this event:

Please join us online for the launch of Okechukwu Nzelu’s new book ‘Here Again Now’ published by Little, Brown Book Group where he will discuss his thoughts and answer questions related to the novel!

Synopsis:

“From award-winning author Okechukwu Nzelu comes a spellbinding literary novel that asks, how do you move forward when the past keeps pulling you back?

Achike Okoro feels like his life is coming together at last. His top-floor flat in Peckham is as close to home as he can imagine and after years of hard work, he’s about to get his break as an actor. He’s even persuaded his father, Chibuike, to move in with him, grateful to offer the man who raised him as a single parent a home of his own.

Between filming trips, Achike is snatching a few days in London with Ekene, his best friend of twenty years, the person who makes him feel whole. Achike can put the terrible things that happened behind him at last; everything is going to be alright. Maybe even better.

But after a magical night, when Achike and Ekene come within a hair’s breadth of admitting their feelings for each other, a devastating event rips all three men apart. In the aftermath, it is Ekene and Chibuike who must try to rebuild. And although they have never truly understood each other, grief may bring them both the peace and happiness they’ve been searching for…

A heartbreaking and immensely uplifting novel about lovers, fathers and sons. If you love The Vanishing Half, Shuggie Bain or Moonlight then you’ll adore this this incredibly moving book that shows the power of family – both the one into which we are born and those we choose for ourselves.” – Waterstones

Author

Okechukwu Nzelu was born in Manchester, UK and received a degree in English from Cambridge University. He currently works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2015, he won the New Writing North Award. The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney is his debut novel and the winner of a Betty Trask Award. His novel has also been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and the Desmond Elliot prize. The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney has also received praise from Bernardine Evaristo and Candice Carty-Williams. His first novel was the 2021 Big Read for Kingston University, St. George’s University and Edge Hill University.

Venue

Kingston University London
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE Kingston upon Thames
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