The Power of Inspirational Fiction: A Discussion

Photo of (L-R) Lanre Olusola, Abimbola Dare (Author of The Last Wedding Anniversary), Tahirah Abdulazeez-Sagaya. Q Life.

In a continued effort to promote Nigerian literature, emerging authors, and to impart readers, on Friday, January 19th, 2018, Quramo Publishing hosted Abimbola Dare – author of the much-anticipated ‘fiction with intention,’ The Last Wedding Anniversary – to a pre-release reading with a small audience, and a topical discussion on The Power of Inspirational Fiction.

It was a union of literary experts with recognized role models, to celebrate the author’s upcoming book and the birth of Q LifeQuramo’s new imprint for inspirational literature. The Last Wedding Anniversary is one of a few books acquired by Quramo Publishing which have inspired the very conception of Q Life. The imprint focuses on cultural, inspirational, religious, and motivational literature, that speak to the unique African experience.

The influence of inspirational narratives was greatly emphasized, at the reading, as instrumental to reaching out to the youth in particular, and to the general public, in the midst of growing societal dysfunction. This is the very purpose of Q Life. Among those present at this exclusive gathering were Executive Publisher at Quramo, Gbemi Shasore; Life Coach, Lanre Olusola; Quramo’s Senior Editor, Tahirah Abdulazeez-Sagaya; Pastor Jimi Odukoya, and his wife, Kemi; Pastor Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun; literary expert, Aduke Gomez; and renowned writer, Kunle Kasumu.

The title of the book insinuates the ending of a marriage, yet it details the life of a paranoid young woman with a past betrayal she refuses to forgive, a present, ongoing fertility battle, and uncertainty about her future. All these have turned her sceptic, especially of her otherwise supportive husband. How will she rise above it all?

The Last Wedding Anniversary will be available for sale, at all bookstores and outlets nationwide, from February 23rd, 2018.