A Night In with Vanessa Walters
Join author, playwright and journalist Vanessa Walters in conversation with Sofia Akel to mark the publication of Vanessa’s superb debut adult novel, The Lagos Wife.
Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of Lagos and a glamorous group of friends. She left London and a troubled family past behind to become part of a community of expat wives.
But when Nicole disappears without a trace after a boat trip, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. As the investigation turns up nothing but dead ends, her aunt Claudine flies to Nigeria to take matters into her own hands. As she digs into her niece's life, she uncovers a hidden truth. But the more she finds out about Nicole, the more Claudine's own buried history threatens to come to light...
Vanessa and Sofia will come together to discuss pairing glimmering lifestyles with darker, hidden truths. This thrilling novel is a perfect read for fans of My Sister, The Serial Killer and Crazy Rich Asians, don’t miss out.
“A thrillingly suspenseful novel that reveals its riches, layers and secrets through effortlessly elegant prose.” Bernadine Evaristo
“A brilliantly original novel about family, motherhood, identity and diaspora, with a crime thriller twist.” Afua Hirsch
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Lagos Wife (RRP £16.99) deliverable to any UK or international address.
The event will initially be broadcast on 3 March at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks.
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