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A Tale of Betrayal, Forgiveness & Redemption! View Photos from the ‘Burning Hurt’ by Unyime-Ivy King Book Launch

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A universal story of betrayal, neglect, forgiveness, redemption and love – The launch of the debut novel, ‘Burning Hurt’, a literary fiction novel, by Unyime-Ivy King on Thursday 6th June, 2013 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The book is a work of literary fiction which appeals to the dictates of moral values of Christians, with the aim of promoting good moral values in the home and society by encouraging youths to sow ‘righteous oats’.

Set in the planes of Southern Nigeria, the book also emphasizes the importance of the family unit as the key to reducing dysfunction in the larger unit which is the society. It is a seamless blend of both the Ibibio dialect of Akwa Ibom State, and the English language. Activities that marked the book launch included a red carpet, a theater presentation of ‘Burning Hurt’ by the Burning Hurt Play House (the stage play was a compendium of dance, music and drama), release of the book’s theme song: I am Letting Go, sang by GreatGift Nicholas, and book trailers, including an audio trailer of chapter one of the novel.

Sanvee Schools selected some of their best readers to read excerpts from ‘Burning Hurt’ as part of the side attractions of the day. On the other hand there was a review panel, made up of some notable minds, readers and writers of repute to mention a few. These included: the wife of the Ambassador of the High Commission Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Dela Obika, Wife of Hon. Onofiok Luke, Executive member, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Uduak Onofiok Luke, Barrister Andem Ndem, Martin Akpan, John Ekphikhe and Ime Ikpe. They spoke about the ‘burning issues’ in the book and how the book impacted them.

The author, speaking on her reasons for writing the book said “The consequences of some of our wrong or ill-advised decisions in life may not always play out the way it did in this story, but if all I succeed in doing, is make many people have a re-think, before embarking on an irrational course of action, I would be fulfilled”. View photos from the event.

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Burning Hurt is available for purchase in on line stores including amazon.com, Barnes&Nobles, e-bay, as well as book stores such as
Cassava Republic Bookshop, Abuja, Tabitha’s Kids, Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Terra Kulture. Tamiyu, Lagos, Excel Scholars Bookshop, Festac, Patabah Bookshop, Surulere, Boldoz Ventures, Uyo, Wordworks, Uyo, Sheer Grace stores Uyo.

For more information, check these links: Facebook | Twitter: @burninghurt | Website: www.kingunyimeivy.com | www.unyimeivymusings.com | http://www.slideshare.net/MmantiNUmoh/dr-martin-akpans-speech
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27 Comments

  1. me2

    July 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Nice

  2. Purpleicious Babe

    July 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Wow… well done hun…..
    I know her as a blogger..

    This is amazing. well done again. xoxo

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Purpleicious Babe. Thanks for the encouraging remarks. Much appreciated. Do stop by to visit, lol.

  3. Myne Whitman

    July 3, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    The book is really good, and it is amazing that so many people turned out for her at the book launch. Well done, Unyime!

    • franca

      July 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Wow ivy, this is really inspiring, I can see the sky not limitig You. Just keep the passion Burning

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Franca my sister. Amen and amen!!! Sure will.

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Myne. God bless you.-

  4. theeto

    July 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    confused

  5. Alvin Ikpe @eAlvinattor

    July 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Great event!

  6. Abiola

    July 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    BN please confirm is it true that Adenike of EWAR MAke up is dead…

  7. cathy

    July 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    nice one

  8. I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying, I love you

    July 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Unyime!! Blogger support over here! Well done!!

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Yeah, yeah!!! Thanks for the support. I do appreciate. Come on over and visit. *Winks. lol. Thank you very much.

  9. franca

    July 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Wow ivy, this is really inspiring, I can see the sky not limitig You. Just keep the passion Burning

  10. ime erekosima

    July 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Well done girl. Really proud of you…

  11. Abimbola Dare

    July 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Well done !!! More Inspiration!! Keep up the good work. God bless

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

      God bless you too, Abimbola. Thank you very much.

  12. Uto-Lilian Ikpe

    July 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The best is yet to come, keep up.

  13. priscy

    July 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    a well attended event it was. congrats ma’am and more blessings!

    • unyime-ivy king

      July 9, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Amen, Priscy. I am thankful. Thanks for the prayers dear. God bless you too.

  14. Helene

    July 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Welldone sis.,…….you are indeed a trailblazer!
    Proud of you……
    May God take you to greater heights!

  15. unyime luke

    November 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    hello am unyime luke, from akwa ibom.i just want to say hello to you

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