Nfudu: Skirts, Ties & Taboos
Oby Aligwekwe, author
When Nfudu, a young woman from an influential Nigerian family, arrives in Paris to pursue a fashion career, she gets more than she bargained for when she starts a secret affair with Javier, her best friend’s father. But, when she meets Ikechi, a London based financier, her bond with Javier is tested. Nfudu’s father rejects Javier on account of his race but when he discovers Ikechi is an OSU (outcaste), he fights to protect his honor. Torn between her love for Javier and burning desire for Ikechi, Nfudu is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her actions send her down a slippery slope that threatens not only her own existence but also that of those closest to her. Suspenseful and riveting, Nfudu is the story of a young woman during one of the most perilous times in history. It intricately weaves plots of love, war, crime, hatred, ancient taboos, and a clash of civilizations then merges these into one powerful story.