About the book
Nollywood actor, Uche Mbadiegwu leaves his Surulere neighborhood in Lagos, to Bandra in Mumbai to join Bollywood, so he could make it big, hoping to play exceptional roles. Like a flash, Periwinkle appears in his life and changes everything. Tired of living in a pigsty, Efemen a wants to live a life of independence, but there is more to being a Nigerian in Mumbai – a constant escape from the Indian police and narcotics agents. This novel is a tale of violence, drugs, human trafficking, murder, and sex.
About the Author
Onyeka Nwelue is a Nigerian writer, jazz musician, and filmmaker, who won the Crime Fiction Lovers Award’s 2021 Best Indie Novel and the 2021 ANA Prose Prize with his novel, The Strangers of Braamfontein, a highly powerful novel, described by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, as ‘raunchy.’
He left for India when he was 18 years where he wrote his first novel, The Abyssinian Boy, which won the TM Aluko Prize for Fiction and the Ibrahim Tahir Prize for First Fiction.
He adapted his novella, Island of Happiness, into an Igbo language film, which won him Best Director of a Feature at the 2018 Newark International Film Festival.
He is the founder of the James Currey Society and was an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.
He is currently the director of Africa Center Mexico.