About the Book
Author: Chinedu Enechi
Genre: Coming of Age
The loss of both her parents, even before she is old enough to speak, appears to pre-determine Ifechidere's life. She is made to toil from dusk to dawn.
Yet, Ifechidere is no modern-day Cinderella, as she finds that faith in the will to survive, which is stronger than any absentee fairy godmother, will propel her to find herself. And it'll lead her to the thing that was always meant to be …
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IFECHIDERE is available in all Amazon markets on Kindle. It is also available as an EPUB and iBook on Smashwords, Overdrive.com, Kobo, Apple, Okadabooks.com and major online stores.
Chinedu Enechi is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MA student of Political and Social Philosophy at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. His hobbies include cooking, reading, watching movies and hanging out with friends.
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- Tell us a little about yourself?
- I am honest, determine, ambitious and kind.
- How did you realized you wanted to write?
- I like telling stories; I started with folktales.
- What books have most influenced your life most?
- Hmm… I can’t say one particular book but some of the books that have an impact on me are Chinua Achebe’s Chike and River, and Things Fall Apart.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything?
- No, absolutely no.
- Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
- Yes, meeting the expectations of my readers/audience.
- What projects are you working on at the present?
- I am writing something on domestic violence in marriages and relationships that I hope will be adapted for the screen.
- What book are you reading now (or the last book you read)?
- “The Kingmaker” by Brain Haig and “The go-giver” by Bob Burg and John D. Mann.
- If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
- It would be Ifechidere. I would ask more questions about the Osu caste system.
- One of your hobbies is cooking, is there a particular dish/recipe you’d like to share?
- There is a native delicacy from my place ofe akwu (palm fruit stew). It's made with the liquid squeezed out of palm nuts.
- Favorite food?
- White rice with ofe akwu.
- Favorite movies? Black American movies or action movies.
- Last song you listened to? John Legend's “Tonight best you ever had”.
- Dragon or Unicorns?
- Superpower of choice?
- The power to influence.
- Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
- Try to learn the positive from any positive book you read.
- Are there misconceptions that people have about your book? If so, explain.
- None that I've been made aware of
- What is the biggest thing that people THINK they know about your subject/genre, that isn’t so?
- That all African literature is the same.
- What is the most important thing that people DON’T know about your subject/genre that they need to know?
- All African literature isn't the same; there are so many aspects and different sub-genres.
- What inspires you?
- My family and my experiences. Ifechidere is actually based on my mother's life story!
- How is the best way for readers to connect with you and learn more about your books?
- They can get in touch with me through my publisher, The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd – email@example.com I am also on Facebook (Chinedu Enechi) and Twitter @chineduenechi