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Dele Weds Destiny

Dele Weds Destiny

Author: Tomi Obaro Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2022

Heralding the arrival of a new, crisply lyrical voice in fiction, devotees of novels that centre women’s experiences with wisdom and fresh, thoughtful perspectives will find Tomi Obaro’s Dele Weds Destiny debut utterly un-put-down-able. It follows the interlocked lives of Zainab, Funmi and Enitan, who first meet as students at university in northern Nigeria. Bound by this seminal experience, a time when all three young women made huge leaps in discovering who they were, their lives diverge on different paths around the world, and they’re now reunited at the wedding of Funmi's daughter, Destiny, with each character brilliantly nuanced. As for those divergent paths, which we follow alongside the 2015 context of Destiny’s wedding, Funmi lives in luxury as the wife of a big businessman, New York-based Enitan is separating from her husband (a white man she eloped with), and Zainab is a single mother to four sons. As seen during their reunion, the women exemplify tremendous differences in status and experiences, and yet their connections still hold, with their daughters further revealing generational connections and divergences that ring with universal truths about life, experiences of friendship, and what it means to feel at home.

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Dele Weds Destiny

Dele Weds Destiny

Author: Tomi Obaro Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2022

DELE WEDS DESTINY is the heartfelt, vivid and sparkling debut novel by editor and writer Tomi Obaro, celebrating the resilience and power of long-lasting female friendship. Enitan, Funmi and Zainab first meet during their politically turbulent university years in Lagos - a time which cements their friendship, as together they all slowly learn how to become themselves. But when Enitan heads to New York to elope with a white man, Zainab and Funmi are left behind, though with drastically different fortunes. Zainab finds herself the sole breadwinner for her disabled husband and their four sons, while Funmi, larger-than-life in her youth, lives in a palace of confined luxury as the wife of a shady, successful businessman. Their friendship goes on to endure decades of distance and, thirty years later, they're finally reunited in Lagos for the wedding of Destiny, Funmi's daughter, in 2015. Here, after all this time, they will reflect on their pasts, the things they loved and lost - but the present brings unexpected surprises and they soon discover that their daughters might be just as rebellious and open-hearted as they once were. A story of three women, over three decades, we witness the shared histories, betrayals and triumphs play out, and their unforgettable, enduring friendship.

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