Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Myne Whitman's Second Novel, A Love Rekindled


Myne Whitman, the popular Nigerian author whose debut novel, A Heart to Mend, received great reviews and praise, has released her second novel titled A Love Rekindled. Over the years Myne has established herself as a writer of love stories; in this way she is filling a gap in the literary culture of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. And even though she wouldn't consider herself as an avant-garde in this genre, her vision is to remain in it and become a foremost brand name, a worthy aspiration and an achievable one coming from one who has read Mills and Boon and has been influenced by a wide variety of writers both home and abroad including the likes of Cyprian Ekwensi, Flora Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta, Chinua Achebe, Barbara Cartland, Francine Rivers, and recently, Chimamanda Adichie.

From the Blurb:
Efe returns to Nigeria after years in the United States, dreaming of an uncomplicated life. However, her nights become plagued by nightmares of Kevwe Mukoro, her ex-fiancé. Long hours at work and drinking in nightclubs only provide temporary relief, and when she encounters Kevwe's twin brother, she knows it's a matter of time before Kevwe is back in her life.

Sparks fly when they finally meet again, but desire is no match for bitter memories of heartbreak. All these years, Efe believed she was rejected; now Kevwe claims he'd never stopped loving her. Stuck at a crossroads, Kevwe prefers to look to the future, but Efe is not so sure. Can the traumatic events of the past be resolved, and will she give in to rekindled love?

This promises to continue and elevate the excite that began with A Heart to Mend. The author has agreed to continue the interview we had last year when she released his debut novel. Below is an embedded youtube video-trailer of the book (and this happens to be the first video I have embedded in any of my post). 

A Love Rekindled is available from the following outlets:

    8 comments:

    1. This does sound like a really interesting book, and though I have never read anything by the author, it sounds like this might be one to check out. Thanks for sharing it, Nana.

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    2. Please do and let me know what you think.

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    3. NEVER thought I'd see Chinua Achebe and Barbara Cartland in the same sentence. Just for that, I'm picking this book up!

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    4. @Niranjana... I would be following you on this

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    5. I've seriously been looking forward to reading her first book 'A Heart to Mend'. And so I will read that before this. However, it is refreshing to hear that she's got another book to her credit. I would be looking up to the continuation of the interview.

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    6. @Geosi, I don't know how you would get a copy of this. Do you buy books online?

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    7. I am planning on reading both of her books at some point soon. It will be new for me!

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