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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Nouveau Africana (June 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605855480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605855486
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since the success of Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones Diary, countless authors have offered chick lit knockoffs following the same conventional formula....In the Mrs Club, first time Nigerian author Ekene Onu, drops us into the lives of three trendy Nigerian women living in the United States - Titi, Mina and Amaka each at a different romantic crossroads. Titi (who is single, well, sort of), Mina (who is married) and Amaka (looking for Mr. Perfect) represent every woman and we can all relate to them as they search for love, self acceptance and truth. However Onu s compulsively readable and entertaining book is anything but formulaic. Three women. Infinite choices. Loads of drama. Onu puts a fresh spin on published literature for the Modern Nigerian woman. Mimi Magazine, Jan 2008 --Mimi Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ekene Onu is a thirty something writer who was raised in Nigeria and currently resides in Atlanta Georgia. She is the founder and editor of Nouveau Africana, an online lifestyle magazine for African women in the diaspora. The Mrs. Club is her first novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

I read it all in one sitting because i couldnt put it down.
Prissy
Nonetheless i would highly recommend this book it's a great read and you won't regret buying this novel!
Modupe Omotosho
I mean many women can relate to the ladies depicted in the story.
Rosemary

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dozie Okpalaobieri on March 18, 2008
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Who said this book was just for women! The Mrs Club is a page turner that gives you a peek into the minds of three naija babes. I was struck by how much each character reminded me a bit of somepeople I know. As you read the book, you can relate to the various themes: Mother-daughter relationship, inter and intra-cultural nuances and life in the diaspora.
At the end of the book, you come away reminded that there is a little Mina, Amaka and Titi in every woman, and a little Dele, Obinna, and Jeffrey in every guy. Don't play, cos you might get played! Get a Copy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adebola A. Akhionbare on May 3, 2008
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Okay, I bought this book because it was by a Nigerian author and I had read some excerpts. I also read the reviews and felt I owed it to myself to get a copy and boy oh boy was it ever the best decision I made. I am an avid reader but have not read in a while. I got this book and could not put it down. I read it front to cover in one day! What really intrigued me is that the stories of these ladies are not so disimilar from most of us. We have all at one point or the other been or encountered any one of these women. It is real but not condescending, truthful yet humorous, painful yet hopeful. Well I can go on and on, but seeing is believing, so get your own copy and buy a few for your girlfriends. Start a book club and let us discuss. And to the author, Ekene Onu, thank you for such a refereshing book. Please keep it coming, I look forward to reading more from you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ishangal on March 11, 2008
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Watch out readers! Once you open the first page of this book, you will be completely hooked! Ms. Onu makes the story flow so easily, while keeping you in complete suspense as far as what happens next with each character. I just could not wait to read the next chapter and the next and the next. Some parts will shock you, while others will make you cry and also laugh so hard. I think that there are so many valuable lessons to learn from this book as well. While its told from a Nigerian woman's point of view, I think that many - regardless of cultural background or sex, will be able to relate to the challenges, hopes and aspirations of all the characters in this book. Its a must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chichi O. on March 17, 2008
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I started this book and was surprised at how captivating it is. I have not been able to put it down. It's a real page turner. I love how I can totally relate to the everyday nuances that are just typical 'naija babe'. The book is funny and will speak to something inside you; truth be told, the characters might even remind you of yourself.

Truly a very good book to have on your coffee table.
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Oh, what can I say? I loved it. Great plot, great pacing and uniquely written. I have never read anything quite like it. It is truly our Nigerian chick lit. Ekene definitely outdid herself with this book. Often shockingly truthful but very real and one can relate to it. Living in Atlanta makes it even more real for me. Every female will see a bit of themselves at some point in their life in this book. It's always easy to pick out folly when it is someone else's. I would recommend "The Mrs Club" as a must read, especially for Nigerian females. I walked away from this book smiling. I got the exact feeling I like to have when I come to the end of a book. She was clearly on point. Kudos to the author for a great effort.
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By Prissy on April 29, 2008
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Let me start by saying i read ALOT of books. At least 1 or 2 a week. I won this book in a contest and it is unforgettable. I read it all in one sitting because i couldnt put it down. It was funny, full of drama, keep you at the edge of your seat anticipation. It was very well written and one of the best chick lit books i have ever read. Like the previous reviewer stated you will relate or know someone who reminds you of each of these characters. Naija babe or not you will love this book and if you pay enough attention learn some life lessons from it. Keep em coming !
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I loved this book and finished it in one sitting. The way the story is told from the points of view of the different characters made it all the more gripping. And you cannot help feeling a sympathy for the characters in their low moments, and then rooting for them when things go well. Their stories are realistic and the endings plausible. The novel is engaging and swift-paced but also manages to be serious and moving.

This is my first chic-lit/romance from a Nigerian and I'm glad to see there are similar others because I want to read more.
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By Arnitris Strong on May 28, 2008
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Ms. Onu craftily weaves a tale of 3 Nigerian friends that is at once witty, engaging and evocative. While the characters are Nigerian, the issues they face are definitely universal. Invite a few friends to join you as you embark on the journey of Titi,Amaka and Mina.Together you'll discover the secrets to finding what every woman yearns for - love and security.
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