Sarah House

Sarah House

Ifeanyi Ajaegbo is an award winning Nigerian author; winning the 2005 African Region Prize for the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. His debut full length novel Sarah...

Author : Ifeayin Ajaegbo

Genre :Nigerian Fiction

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Ifeanyi Ajaegbo is an award winning Nigerian author; winning the 2005 African Region Prize for the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. 

His debut full length novel Sarah House was found in the trenches of the slush pile (The ever growing pile of unsolicited manuscripts that can be found on any publisher’s desk). 

The poignant writing of this new talent, that is sure to win many a prize, grips you by the throat and thrusts hauntingly descriptive fear into you, the reader. Nita’s story is not the happy tale of a young woman freed from prostitution that we have become used to. 

This story doesn’t leave you wanting to pump your fist in the air and know that humanity will overcome its battles.
Nita is kidnapped by her “so-called” boyfriend and marched soldier-like into the world of prostitution, strip-clubs and an illicit porn syndicate. Forced to sleep with men and sold like an animal, she comes to work for Madam – The owner of the brothel Sarah House. 

It isn’t until Nita young Damka, a girl living in the orphanage attached to Sarah House, does she begin to see some light (if that is even possible in Nita’s position). Nita discovers Damka’s bloodied clothes one day and soon realises the true use of Sarah House.

A story told in innocence, descriptive flair and a world so dark you stare wide-eyed at the ceiling wishing what you are reading is truly fiction!