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Nigerian student in UK lands seven figure book deal

Faridah Abike-Iyimide, a 21-year-old Nigerian female understudy, going to Aberdeen University in the UK, has marked a seven-figure book bargain for her initial two young adult novels.

Abike-Iyimide’s epic presentation, Ace Of Spades, will be delivered next June, Daily Mail revealed.

Usborne Publishing said readers ought to expect a ‘touchy secondary school spine chiller that digs profound into the core of standardized racism’.

Miss Abike-Iyimide, who is considering English, Chinese and humanities at Aberdeen, depicts herself on her own site as ‘a devoted tea consumer’, a ‘gatherer of strange mugs’ and a ‘smasher of racial domination in the entirety of its structures’.

She additionally expounds on her Nigerian legacy, saying: ‘I am Nigerian and love my way of life – particularly the food and the music.’

Set in an elite private school, Ace Of Spades sees a mysterious source spreading rumours about two black students.

Its author has called it a cross between the horror film Get Out and TV show Gossip Girl ‘but gayer’, adding that the book ’embodies themes that I am very passionate about, such as homophobia in the black community, institutional racism and the diversity of thought amongst black people’.

The south Londoner said: ‘I am so grateful for this opportunity to share this story and have others see themselves for the first time in these characters.’

Her website adds that she attended an all-girl Catholic school between the ages of 11 and 18, despite being Muslim.


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