Expansion in Africa

We recently announced our partnership with a printer in New Zealand (via our IFWG Publishing Australia site) to allow us to effectively distribute our titles there. With great pleasure we can now reveal that we have arrangements in Nigeria to print and distribute Biola Olatunde‘s extensive catalogue of IFWG novels locally.

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Biola has a very good reputation in her homeland, particularly in the fields of poetry and script writing. For some years now she has published four novels through IFWG Publishing International, as well as a chap-ebook of short fiction. We have recognised her storytelling and social commentary skills years ago, and appreciate her narrative that resonates with Nigerian English idiom and style, but we strongly believe in supporting authors in their homelands/locale – without local printing arrangements, this is impossible.

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Biola’s first novel, Blood Contract, is now printed and warehoused in Nigeria and will be distributed to local bookstores. We are over the moon with this very important step forward. Her contemporary African fantasy trilogy, Numen Eye, will be printed in coming weeks. Following this, her chapbook, Sunset Tales, will also be available locally in print form.

Picture of Blood Contract first run

Portion of first run of Blood Contract printing

Book Release: Numen! by Biola Olatunde

We have been waiting quite a while, and now we are proud to announce the release of the last of the Numen Yeye series, Numen!, by Biola Olatunde. The first book, Numen Yeye, was published in 2013, and the second book, Rose of Numen, in 2015. Now the series is complete and we cannot be happier.

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Biola is one of our first batch of authors when we started as a much smaller concern, and we were particularly chuffed to be able to publish an African author. Her first book, Blood Contract, while not part of our speculative fiction range, is a powerful novel that delves deeply into Nigerian culture, warts and all. Her Numen Yeye trilogy does the same, but this time it is intertwined with the spiritualism and religion of ancient Nigeria, and is best labelled as contemporary African fantasy. Inward analysis is what Biola is best at, and we are excited to be her publisher.

This is what the reader’s synopsis says of Numen!:

Ife is now married, and in the material world her status is elevated by Babatunde, her husband, now Kabiyesi, the Lion of his people. 
 
Ife’s life and spiritual journey is still in a state of flux and uncertain. More than ever before she witnesses the corruption and vice of society, particularly among those who are supposed to represent the people. This complicates matters further. She is fully reconciled with being the incarnation of Numen, the ancient spirit entity, but Ife/Numen now needs to find purpose in this Nigerian landscape. 
 
There are also entities from the spirit realm who wish to undermine her… 
 
Enter the last chapter in this spiritual fantasy, interlaced with Biola Olatunde’s unique idiom tied so closely to her beloved homeland. 
 
Numen! is a fitting end story to the trilogy and shows love and bonding, and most importantly, reveals much of Nigeria’s internal challenges – with a ray of hope.

Numen! will soon be available for purchase through all good online print stores, and in ebook format in about a week. You can purchase it now through our store. 

For those US readers who haven’t read the first two titles, we have a very special discount offer to purchase all three by clicking here.

Thanks to Elizabeth Lang for a worthy cover design, in style with the whole trilogy.

Congratulations to Biola Olatunde for the completion of her magnificent trilogy.

Limited Time Offer: Special Price for Numen Yeye Trilogy (US readers only)

Numen Yeye, Rose of Numen and Numen! (Biola Olatunde)
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For a limited time only, we are selling at a high discount Biola Olatunde’s Numen Yeye trilogy, in celebration of the release of the last of the series, Numen!. This is a series totally unique to speculative fiction, combining contemporary fantasy, spiritualism, and deep insightfulness on Nigerian culture – both traditional and new. It is written with a strong, respectful nod to the English spoken in Nigeria.

Click the cover images to read more about each of the titles.

Click here to purchase the entire series for US$29.95. (US purchasers only)