Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 13 minutes
First Published: 2020
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.
At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.
When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can’t help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.
About Jane Igharo
Jane Igharo is a communications specialist and author of the novels Ties That Tether and The Sweetest Rememdy. Igharo was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada. Visit the author’s website →