Book Of The Month

Our April Book Club Pick is 'A Spell of Good Things' by Ayobami Adebayo'  


Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize 2023

Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2023 

A dazzling story of modern Nigeria and two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, romantic obsession and political corruption.

Eniola is tall for his age, a boy who looks like a man. His father has lost his job, so Eniola spends his days running errands for the local tailor and begging, dreaming of a big future. Wuraola is a golden girl, the perfect child of a wealthy family. Now an exhausted young doctor in her first year of practice, she is beloved by Kunle, the volatile son of family friends.

When a local politician takes an interest in Eniola and sudden violence shatters a family party, Wuraola and Eniola's lives become unexpectedly intertwined. In this breathtaking novel, Ayobami Adebayo shines her light on Nigeria, the gaping divides in its society, and the shared humanity that lives in between. 

A book that has stayed with me months after reading it. 

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one. 

Slight change in dates and times this month when we sit down to talk to Ayobami, due to the Women's Prize Shortlist announcement in the same week we would normally be having our online event. Ayobami is on the panel of Judges but has cleared her diary to chat with us on TUESDAY APRIL 23rd at 8PM

Mark your diaries, a link for registration will be sent out a week before the event. 




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