The main thing to note is that I am very Nigerian (Igbo to be exact). Born in Benin, Nigeria, I grew up in Glasgow, the Isle of Man and Newcastle, and now live in London praying every day that my money doesn’t finish.
An advocate for the preservation of the Igbo language and Igbo customs, I can usually be found brushing up on creative Igbo insults and proverbs in between conference calls, or watching some ill-advised True Crime documentary.
More important facts below.
Eve is left heartbroken by her husband’s unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her boisterous British-Nigerian family, her toxic mother-in-law – seems to be pushing her to move on. Unable to face the future, Eve begins looking back, delving through the history of her marriage in an attempt to understand where it went wrong. So begins an unconventional love story about loss, resilience, and a heroine bursting with rage and unexpected joy.
“A love story in retrospect, heartbreaking in its inevitability but also shot through with moments of joy and humour as Eve searches for answers.”
“A perceptive, painstaking interrogation of loss and depression. Nwabineli’s first novel is a clear-eyed, compassionate take on grief.”
— Shelf Awareness
“Expect Nwabineli to emerge as a fresh new voice in contemporary fiction.”
— Reader’s Digest, ‘Most Anticipated Books of 2022’
“Fuelled by inventive use of language and driven by sharp wit, the book conjures up a raw, living reality of sorrow, loss, and love.”
— Irish Examiner
“Someday, Maybe provides a brutally honest and emotionally raw exploration of the layers of grief and all its complexities.”
— Voice Mag
“If you are someone who gravitates toward emotional gut punch reads, allow me to introduce you to this spectacular debut.”
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