Okechukwu Nzelu – HERE AGAIN NOW Book Launch
About this event
We’re delighted to be working with Blackwells Books to host the launch of Okechukwu Nzelu’s latest book HERE AGAIN NOW – a heart-breaking and immensely uplifting novel about lovers, fathers and sons which shows the power of family – both the one into which we are born and those we choose for ourselves. Okechukwu will be in conversation with Andrew McMillan.
About the book:
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…
About the author:
Okechukwu Nzelu is a writer and teacher. In 2015 he was the recipient of a New Writing North Award. In 2020 his debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Polari First Book Prize. He lives in Manchester and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster.
This event is being held at Manchester Central Library.
Doors: 18.00, event starts: 18.30
Tickets are £3.00 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. HERE AGAIN NOW will also be available to purchase on the night and Okechukwu will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact Blackwell’s Books on 0161 274 3331 or [email protected] and we can arrange this for you.