Sefi Atta, author of EVERYTHING GOOD WILL COME recently announced the release of her new book on her Facebook Page. She wrote:
Here she is, Drama Queen, 8/18/18!
It is January 1976, and 12-year-old Timi is about to turn 13. She doesn’t have time to keep the diary she got for Christmas, but she has plenty to say about the perils of being in boarding school.
“A beautifully written and intriguing story. Drama Queen tells us the personal experience of a young boarder, Timi, in an all-girls school. She is a strong girl with what Nigerians call a ‘sharp’ or ‘bad’ mouth. She tells her story in a unique way, about her life in school, her friends, bullies, and how we can identify them in our lives.” – Amatoritse Ojeikere, 11
“Drama Queen is about a thirteen-year-old girl called Timi whose life seems to revolve around a lot of drama. I like that Timi is always honest with people, though it means that she appears quite unfriendly at times. The story is kind of funny, I love that. It has taught me about life in boarding school. I also learnt how to deal with bullies.” – Ebunoluwa Alaka, 9
“Wow! I literally imagined being there! I enjoyed every single page and can say that I have experienced boarding school in Nigeria, just by reading Drama Queen.” – Temisan Kartey, 9
On whether if it’s a book ONLY for children, she writes also;
I should add that adults can read it. For children it’s about boarding school. For adults, it’s allegorical, and about Nigeria.
We are excited about this one!