About Dark Chocolate
Growing up as the sibling with incredibly dark skin & lack of ‘kitchen talents’, Adamma finds it increasingly hard to understand how she’d ever measure up in the eyes of her family and a potential husband.
This first bite into the Dark Chocolate series gives an interesting peek into the beliefs of a young black Igbo girl with a strong dislike for the Dark Chocolate she’s found herself in.
All her life, Ama has had to live surrounded by barbaric traditions and shameful details about the most important woman in her life — who’s never been in her life.
However, when that female figure suddenly shows up again, and at the most convenient time, it seems as if all she had been convinced to believe had been lies, and everything seemed to finally start falling into place for the first time — but for how long?
This gripping story sheds light on gruesome traditional beliefs, hypocrisy of varying degrees, betrayal and the ultimate abuse of power/position.
To Place Your Order:
- Send a WhatsApp message directly to the author, Ima Love Asuquo to request for one or both books (say hi!)
A Note From The Author
Growing up, the bookshelves in my school libraries & at home were mostly covered with books written by foreign authors and very few books by Africans, for Africans.
Well, except for those literature books we needed to read to pass Waec & Jamb, of course — (Thankful for Chimamanda Adichie, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka & the likes!)
For the longest time as a child, I obsessed over Disney-like storylines that featured little white girls who dressed up in fancy dresses just to play in the backyard all day.
When I started to write, those were the only kind of stories I started to emulate.
About two years ago, I wrote a short story, Damaged, for an African publication. It earned me a spot in a competition that received over 2,500 entries & it led me to what has become my first love — writing African stories.
And so I’ve made it my lifelong purpose to promote for African, by African books as much as I can.
Very few things bring me as much pleasure as writing African-rooted stories that have rich, thick plots & beautiful ‘blackish’ themes.
Damaged & Dark Chocolate are exactly those & I guarantee you’d love ‘em — but don’t just take my word for it, here’s one review for Damaged from last year:
I’m offering the first bite into Dark Chocolate, my latest piece of work (which I plan to make into a series!) and Damaged, my 2018 book at a sales price of #700 for both (price would be reverted soon to #1,500!)
If you’ve never had a peek into what an African-centered book looks like, here’s one (actually, two!), & I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting them together.
Warm Regards & Virtual Hugs,
Ima Love Asuquo.