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Books Over Drinks with O. O. Sangoyomi

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$35.00

Please join us for a Books Over Drinks event with O.O. Sangoyomi! Your ticket includes entry to the event, a signature cocktail (or mocktail), and a signed copy of the book.

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BOOK SUMMARY

Tomi Adeyemi meets Madeline Miller in this breathtaking adult fiction novel that follows a young Yorùbá woman as she rises from social pariah to power in this reimagining of pre-colonial West Africa “A bewitching, thrilling and vibrant novel that had me enthralled with every twist and turn.” —Jennifer Saint, New York Times bestselling author Òdòdó’s hometown of Timbuktu has been conquered by the warrior king of Yorùbáland, and living conditions for the women in her blacksmith guild, who were already shunned as social pariahs, grow even worse. Then Òdòdó is abducted. She is whisked across the Sahara to the capital city of ?àngót?`, where she is shocked to discover that her kidnapper is none other than the vagrant who had visited her guild just days prior. But now that he is swathed in riches rather than rags, Òdòdó realizes he is not a vagrant at all; he is the warrior king, and he has chosen her to be his wife. In a sudden change of fortune, Òdòdó soars to the very heights of society. But after a lifetime of subjugation, she finds the power that saturates this world of battle and political savvy too enticing to resist. As tensions with rival states grow, revealing elaborate schemes and enemies hidden in plain sight, Òdòdó must defy the cruel king she has been forced to wed by reforging the shaky loyalties of the court in her favor, or risk losing everything—including her life. Loosely based on the myth of Persephone, O.O. Sangoyomi’s Masquerade takes you on a journey of epic power struggles and political intrigue which turn an entire region on its head.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

O.O. SANGOYOMI is a Nigerian American author with a penchant for African mythology and history. During a childhood of constantly moving around within the U.S., she found an anchored home in the fictional worlds of books. Sangoyomi is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied English and African American Studies. Masquerade is her debut novel.

Details

Date:
July 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$35.00
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Venue

M. Judson Booksellers
130 S. Main St.
Greenville, 29601 United States
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Phone
864-603-2412

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Books Over Drinks with O. O. Sangoyomi
$ 35.00