Daunt Books Festival 2022

Here Again Now

Okechukwu Nzelu with Derek Owusu

Friday 20th May 2022
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Daunt Books Marylebone

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From award-winning author Okechukwu Nzelu comes a spellbinding new literary novel that asks, how do you move forward when the past keeps pulling you back?

Here Again Now is both a heartbreaking and immensely uplifting novel about lovers, fathers and sons.

Achike feels like his life is coming together at last. His top-floor flat in Peckham is as close to home as he can imagine and after years of hard work, he’s about to get his break as an actor. He’s even persuaded his father, Chibuike, to move in with him, grateful to return the care he received as a son.

Between filming trips, Achike is snatching a few days in London with Ekene, his best friend of twenty years. They experience a magical night, coming within a hair’s breadth of admitting their feelings for each other, when a devastating event rips all three men apart.

If you love The Vanishing Half or Shuggie Bain then you will love this incredibly moving book that shows the power of family – both the one into which we are born and those we choose for ourselves.

We are delighted that Okechukwu will be joined in conversation by the writer, poet and podcaster Derek Owusu. Derek is the author of That Reminds Me and contributed to Safe: 20 Ways to be a Black Man in Britain Today in which Okechukwu Nzelu also has a brilliant essay entitled ‘Troubles with God.’ Both authors demonstrate extraordinary talent for tackling big, intimate themes with literary verve, and this is an event not to be missed.


Event Details

This event took place on Friday 20th May 2022 at Daunt Books Marylebone

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