From the dawn of time itself African folktales have been passed from generation to generation - in a way that’s almost as timeless as the stories that have survived through the same centuries.
Where once the village fire was the lynchpin to the fables spoken around it and from adult to child, author Segilola Salami now uses the written word to do the same - with first novel Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba girl in London.
With the rise of digital media in this most technological of ages, Segilola goes against the grain and vanguards traditional storytelling through Yetunde. In the same way that African folktales have helped prepare young people for their life ahead, so does the novel by the way of life as seen through the eyes of 6 month old Yetunde.
Selected stories follow the young girl as she narrates West African tales as told to her at bedtime by her mother Iya Yetunde. With mother bringing up daughter in London this gives a heavy leaning towards a blend of Yoruba and English throughout the book series - and makes an engaging read with something for everyone from all walks of life and all ages.
About the Author
Nigerian born and London based author Segilola Salami intrinsically knows the heartfelt stories woven through her eagerly awaited novel. With an undeniable heritage and unwavering passion to pass on the tales, she began compiling African stories to tell to her own new born daughter.
With interest mounting from Nollywood investors, all talks are still open and enquiries still welcome for those wishing to turn the book into a 3D animation.
Even in these heady times of increasing success Segilola stays true to both her roots and passion of writing. She is available to hold book reading events and give creative writing workshops to those budding writers that wish to follow in her footsteps. Similarly she is now available to take speaking engagements and write custom pieces for enquiring publications.
Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba girl in London can be ordered from all good book retailers including Amazon . You can also view the book trailer on YouTube
Find out more about Segilola at http://segilolasalami.co.uk/ which will be launching very soon.
For more information and images please contact Segilola at [email protected]
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