Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Mrs. Club

So i FINALLY got a copy of The Mrs. Club by Ekene Onu. I have been meaning to get one since it was released last year, but i kept putting it off until i completely forgot about it. On Sunday, i remembered the book and promptly ordered it off amazon and it finally arrived today.

I love reading anything Nigerian/set in Nigeria or by a Nigerian Author. I loved Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun; Purple Hibiscus was alright. Helen Oyeyemi's The opposite house was too confusing for me to finish but i liked The Icarus girl. My favorite Nigerian book to date still remains The Concubine by Elechi Amadi. I actually ordered it off Amazon last year but it has since disappeared from my book case. That's what happens when u have sisters who like to read also. I also ordered Say You're One of Them by Uwen Akpan which is a collection of 5 short stories set in Nigeria. It just shipped today so i'll probably get it Monday. Oh, i have to say this, I loved, loved, loved The Kite Runner by Khaled Hussein. I know it's not set in Nigeria, but it's a pretty awesome book. I intend to get A thousand Splendid Suns as soon as i can.

I haven't opened The Mrs. Club yet. Hopefully, it's as good as i anticipate. Haven read as many books as i have, i can tell if a book is good from the first couple of pages. I just read the back of the book and they say she is a thirty something writer. What's up with us females not wanting to say our age? I'm guilty of that and i couldn't tell u why it makes me uncomfortable if my life depended on it. Well........ if my life depended on it i'm sure i could come up with something.

Anyway, i'm looking forward to reading the book and i'll be sure to come let u guys know what i think and if u ought to get off ur asses and go grab a copy, if u haven't already. I know, i'm almost a year late, but better late than never.

Eh....... Ms. Vera, before u are out there meeting all those crazy men with multiple personalities better go and finish ur book oh! so that i can buy it and help u promote it for free. Don't think i've forgotten that u were supposed to be writing a book. Oya, Ah le le, go and write!


  1. Errr I AM FURST!
    Enjoy your book o.
    And I have read a thousand splendid suns and you are going to love it. I really dont like Helen Oyeyemi's book as much as I loved Chimamanda's book. Oh gosh I am re reading Efuru by Flora Nwappa. And you absolutely have to read The Joys of Motherhood, and second class citizen by Elechi Amadi. What else...So many books. Oh yeah Everything good will come by Sefi Atta was good too. Go and READ that book and be sure to let me know how it went. XOXO

  2. I want to read The Mrs Club too! A friend was going to send it to me last year but I'm still waiting for it *rolls eyes*. Please tell us how you like it.

    Do you know the author has a blog? It's not updated regularly but it's at

  3. Temite: I remember Efuru from back in the day. The lady who could not have a child? I'm definitely getting it again. I recently bought the Joys of Motherhood, but that book has also disappeared from my book case.

    I read second class citizen, i think in primary school.

    @GNG: I'll be sure to check out her blog. I'll get u guys know if i liked the book.

  4. Na which kin full blast be this one??? So just because say you dey offer me promotion, that's why you do dey put me on full blast like that?? LOL

    Mind ya sef oh, Sting!!! Don't lemme tell Ikechukwu to bite off your toes while you're sleeping.

  5. i love reading...ok i admit am a freak when it comes to reading...last count i had 1213 books in 4 boxes in my room...iv read all d books u mentioned but i havent heard of Mrs club...who wrote it.

  6. havent bought a book in a while. hopefully i will do soon. just still sad that both my Chimamanda books disappeared. im still mourning my loss

  7. dis is so encouraging. i think one of the reasons i haven't been so inspired to publish as fast as i can is cos i wondered if there'd a matter 4 my writing. but i see there r more n more female naija writers & they r being sold n amazon!!!!!

    i'd look 4 Mrs Club & take dis time of playing housewife to read it. thanks babe

  8. Enjoy the book and let us know what you thought of it. I loved Chimamanda's stories/books. she knew how to write the story to make you feel as if you were right there in the naija setting

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  10. Sounds like a great book. So do most of the books you listed. I need to get on my Amazon game, but when it comes to books I tend to want instant rewards.Especially books I want to read.

    Someone need to come up with a netflix-like for books, wouldn't that be cool?

    I find the age thing very interesting :). I, for one do not care to mention my age at all. Do you know why you don't like sharing your age? I am being curious. :D For what I gather, you're still rather young (early to mid-twenties), you shouldn't have qualms about sharing your age, trust me!

  11. I love Naija books too...i've actually written one which o'm working on publishing!

    Lol @ shooing Vera to go write her book! Please will you promote mine too? lol
    Like your blog, saving it on my bloglist so i can come back all the time!

  12. The Mrs Club was ok, its a nice easy read. Kite Runner is one of my best books ever, you have to get a thousand splendid suns ASAP!,i totally fell in love with it

  13. I have not read one Nigerian book. and i think dt abt to go get one of the ones u mentioned.

  14. I read The Mrs Club last summer and it was good, the characters did some crazy things but they sounded believable. I enjoy reading books by Nigerian writers too, I've been reading Chimamanda, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila and others. I just finished reading "Zahrah the Windseeker" by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, and I can recommend that. Let us know what you think of The Mrs Club.

  15. i loved the Mrs Club, finished it in one made me laugh, still reading half of a yellow sun, n will definitely order some tht u mentioned

  16. Vera: you never see blast. I got my eye on u now. U better finish that book this year oh! 2007 do come go finish o!

    Doll: It was written by Ekene Onu. She's based in ATL.

    Uzeze stop dulling, go buy a book. I never bought Adichie's book. Borrowed both from the library.

    FFF, if u write ur book, know that i'm there. I will buy it sharpish and help spread the word. Can't wait.

    Naijagirl: Half of a yellow sun was the shit! I loved it. I understood so much more about the biafran war cos of that book

    Ms Sula: I've been concious about sharing my age since i turned 21 oh! Makes no sense. Still when people ask me, as much as i hate to tell them, i still do. I wish i could lie and tell them i'm as young as i look. I look like a teenager. Maybe that's my problem.

    Writefreak abeg do publish the book oh! I like to see my sistahs doing big things. You know u got my support and then some.

    2Ruby2red: I'm definitely getting that book.

    Toluwa which book did u read?

    FG, i will definitely check out the book u mentioned.

    Shonavixen how are u liking half of a yellow sun so far?

  17. Ekene's book is one I have been wanting to read FOREVER. I need to stop being a slacker and support that sista.

    Let us know how it is sha. lol!


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