facebook
>
/Public/files/publisher_photo/placeholder.jpg

Uduak Akpabio Umoren

Uduak Akpabio Umoren (former pen name Uduak E Akpabio) is from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. She is a novelist and playwright. Inspired by authors like Agatha Christie and Chimamanda Adichie, she imbues her stories with suspense and drama, aiming to make all her novels ‘un-put-down-able’. Her first published work, Perfect Mother is a drama that was nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2010. It is included in the compendium of great works by African authors – Masterpieces of African Literature, edited by Professor Ebele Eko. The American-based Kirkus Reviews compares it to the works of Shakespeare and Chimamanda Adichie. Little Devils, also a drama, is her second drama work. Impostor Alert! is prose. Kirkus Reviews describes it as riveting and dramatic. She is currently working on her second prose The Search, and her third drama Akutama’s Price.

Books by Uduak Akpabio Umoren

perfect mother

Set in present-day Nigeria, Perfect Mother focuses on a turbulent week in the lives of a moneyed middle-class Lagos family. Ani Umoh, a successful businessman, lives happily with wife Celia and their three young daughters. The only thing missing from their lives is a son; and Ani’s mother, visiting from the village, stirs discord by agitating for Celia to provide an heir or step aside so that Ani can take a second wife. Celia is more than a match for her mother-in-law. But an unexpected revelation drives Celia to desperate measures in order to restore harmony to her house¬hold… with tragic consequences. Compelling and humorous, Perfect Mother is a richly emotional portrait of family life in modern Nigeria: where the city dwellers, though prosperous, cannot escape the traditional values and superstitions of the village… PERFECT MOTHER was shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature and is included in the compendium of great works by African authors – MASTERPIECES OF AFRICAN LITERATURE. The American-based Kirkus Reviews compares it to the works of Shakespeare and Chimamanda Adichie. Imbued with suspense and endless plot twists, PERFECT MOTHER is a fast-paced, delightful drama that will keep you engrossed from beginning to end.

loading

Loading the next 20 Records..…