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Tomi Obaro

Dele Weds Destiny

Tomi Obaro is an editor at BuzzFeed News who lives in Brooklyn. Dele Weds Destiny is her first novel.  

Dele Weds Destiny is a story about the evolving friendship of three Nigerian women, Enitan, Funmi, and Zainab, who meet in college in northern Nigeria in the 1980s. They’re reuniting for the first time in more than twenty years to celebrate the wedding of Funmi’s daughter Destiny. The story takes place in two timelines, the 1980s and the 2010s, exploring fraught mother-daughter relationships, the loneliness of immigration, and the endurance of female friendship.

October 26, 4 - 5pm, Wednesday

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Zarqa Nawaz + Tomi Obaro

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Dele Weds Destiny is about the evolving friendship of three Nigerian women who meet in college who are reuniting for the first time in more than twenty years to celebrate a daughter’s wedding. In two timelines, the 1980s and the 2010s, the story explores fraught mother-daughter relationships, the loneliness of immigration, and the endurance of female friendship.

4-5 p.m., virtual

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