Emem-Akpan launches three books this January
Folakemi Emem-Akpan, an erstwhile financial journalist has announced the release of three books authored by her. She will be publicly presenting and launching the books on Saturday, 18th of January 2020 at De Rembrandt Hotel and Suites in Ikeja.
One of the books titled “Unravelled” is a Christian novel that centres around three families on a Lagos Street who are facing different kinds of tragedies in their lives.
“These Issues” is a collection of short stories that address the plight of the African woman. In it, she delves into the issues of preference for male children, hiring out young daughters as house helps, female genital mutilation, rape, disinheritance of widows, postpartum depression and teen marriage, amongst many other stories.
The third book, “Children of The Light; Short Stories for The Christian Child” is a collection of short stories for children aged 5 to 10.
Folakemi is an experienced writer and began penning short stories when she was only five years old. She published her first book titled “Touch my Pain” in 2004 and has since then won several writing awards.
Her short story, The Deceivers, was one of the winning entries in the 2006 edition of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) short story award.
The Deceivers, same as above, was also published by Oxford University Press as an adapted version in a collection of short stories in the Oxford Bookworms Library in 2011. The collection is titled Songs from the Soul: Stories from around the world.
Emem-Akpan was a journalist for more than seven years. Today, she runs her own business and is fully engaged as an author, ghost writer and editor. You can find her at https://folakemi.wordpress.com/