History student launches book
Posted on 19/03/2012
Undergraduate History student Chibundu Onuzo celebrated the launch of her her first novel, The Spider King’s Daughter, published by Faber, on 19 March 2012 in the Council Room at King's.
Set in Nigeria, The Spider King’s Daughter tells the story of a romance between two young people from different backgrounds – a 17 year-old poverty-stricken hawker and the cosseted daughter of a wealthy businessman. It is described by Faber as "a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos, torn between tradition and modernity, corruption and truth, love and family loyalty".
Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991 and is the youngest of four children. She started as a BA History student at King's in September 2009. Commenting on her writing, she said: "I’ve been writing since I was ten and fantasising about being published since I was fourteen, so to say I’m excited is an understatement."
To find the publisher's details and to buy the book online, see Faber
For an interview and review see KCLSU's Roar!.
For a video of the author discussing the publication of KCL Alumni