Ms. Akudo Abengowe, the former editor of Hints and Beauty Box Magazines’ and former General Editor of Truetales Publications (Hints, Beauty BOX, Hello Nigeria and Complete Fashion), has launched her debut mini-novel titled RIVER GIRL.
River Girl, an African Literary Fiction, details some of the African myths, and our sometimes not-too-familiar ties with them.
According to the author, “River Girl is a subtle tale bestriding the past and the present. It has one foot in the prehistoric universe. It deals with a belief that existed when the supernatural world was an extension of daily human existence, and there was no as science we know it.
“River Girl is an exhaustive and expressive account of the life of an upwardly mobile woman, Akwaugo, and a seemingly family inheritance that she only discovered in her prime as a result of incessant pains and rejections. The novel explores our readiness to embrace our African culture, accept it, and acknowledge it without necessarily conforming to it.
Akudo noted that it took her a long time to write River Girl even though the story had been in her head for years.
“I had to consider a lot of factors, including my faith, but at the end of the day, it is a good story and every good story deserves to be told,” she said.
Akudo added that River Girl will get every reader thinking and evaluating their lives as well as probably investigating their family lineage.