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Eva Alordiah Switches Things Up With Her Writing Debut “11: A Collection Of Short Semi-Erotic Stories” #LiterallyWhatsHot

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On “Literally What’s HotOkadaBooks exposes a whole new level of African writing that defies convention and shatters the literary landscape with boldness and class.

Eva Alordiah Book BellaNaijaThis week’s featured book is from Rapper, Make-Up artist and now Writer … the multipotentialite Eva Alordiah. Whose writing debut is the vividly written and very poignant “11: A Collection Of Short Semi-Erotic Stories.”

In her debut, Eva Alordiah is able to capture life as it really is in 11 short and honest tales. She weaves together stories that tell of the robbing of innocence by evil, dashed hopes, the recklessness of lust and death that comes with it all plus a common denominator – sex.

Sex is everywhere here, just like it is in real life Nigeria. Except this time “sex” is not treated with silence but with brutal truth and uncomfortable honesty.

She has a hold on the characters, giving off an intensity you can feel while reading. For some, it leads to happiness, a satisfaction one can only get after a much throbbing release and for others, heartbreak, betrayal and a sad, untimely death.

Through the eyes of a cockroach, an unlikely witness, who watched in horror as a young girl of 6 was defiled and described the disgust it felt as the defiler walked free amongst men, without shame or regard for his acts, Eva takes us through complexities and simplicities that sex brings without any sugarcoating.

We see Anene, whose only intent was success, wielding the strongest tool women have against a very willing candidate, Femi.

Comedy comes in form of Princess, who tried to use sex to win Jude’s love, holding it and giving it only when she felt it had been won. In telling this hilarious but insightful tale, Eva shows us just how generic her writing with the smooth use of pidgin language.

The 116 paged book, holds the heart and mind in such a way that one cannot put it down till you’re done. And when you’re done, you’re left with such an hunger and emptiness – like you suddenly miss a loved one.

One might argue that Eva Alordiah’s literary prowess and writing style is simplistic at best but Eva didn’t claim to be Shakespeare or Faulkner and in her introductory notes, she explained that this is in fulfillment of a long nourished dream of writing fiction.

What she lacks in language, she made up for in aptly capturing of certain situations and scenarios that are reminiscent of everyday life.

Download a copy of Eva’s semi-erotic debut at “11: A Collection Of Short Semi-Erotic Stories.” and tell us if you think the book is as sexy as we think it is.

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20 Comments

  1. DinonMC

    July 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    when you can use your gift to do something positive

  2. Mr. Egghead

    July 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    semi-erotic?
    Is it wordporn or not?

  3. Beard gang

    July 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Abeg act the stories joor…lol a good number of nigerians don’t read books. Porn or semi-erotic (whatever that crap means) material is enjoyed watched not read

    • Tolu

      July 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Your comment…?reeks of everything that is wrong with this country. Ignorance and the inability to learn

    • Boomerang.

      July 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

      So, it is “”semi-erotic”” that the country should learn. This is the type of “”ability”” that will make everything in this country right. Erotica. This is now the requirement and standard for being non-“”ignorant”” and “”learned””.

      Meanwhile, “”BN is for highly intelligent and sophisticated individuals with a touch of exposure through our hardworking abilities or “moneyness”…. “”

      Wow.

      And both of you, clearly, really felt so supremely confident that you had made such very smart, coherent, learned statements of such superior intelligence that had demolished the commenter you were attacking to smithereens.

  4. Beard gang

    July 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Tolu lmao! which one is ignorance again or problems with this country? i just tried to make a joke. why is your blood pressure going up? pls i didn’t cause your problems o LoL you make your sensible comment and better the country. on top semi-erotic post o. gosh! so many people are depressed.

    • Et_moi

      July 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Typical daft small boy, how on earth does her comment make her seem depressed? Please Mr whatever your name is, BN is for highly intelligent and sophisticated individuals with a touch of exposure through our hardworking abilities or “moneyness”…. Please don’t come back with your tiny brain. We the commenters don’t like your type.

    • Jo!

      July 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      How did you make sense to yourself with this comment?

    • www.musingsofjudgejudyjudy.com

      July 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      What did I just read? Hahahaha! Kaiyayai! #smh

  5. Peace

    July 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    How much is it on Okadabooks, biko? Adding the cost to reviews would help.

    • OkadaBooks

      OkadaBooks

      July 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Peace that makes a lot of sense. The book costs N450. we will looking at putting cost on the next book review we do.

  6. Nigerian Writers Hub

    July 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Wow! Eva writes too? Wonderful. Since I love everything ‘books/ebooks”, I’m rushing to get a copy.

  7. Karo's Story Blog

    July 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Way to go Nimide, nice review.

  8. Glow

    July 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    #400 only

  9. bob

    July 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Nice.. I’ll get it and read it. I just hope she digs deep into the writing profession and doesn’t move to (lets say) acting when we begin to love her writing.

    • OkadaBooks

      OkadaBooks

      July 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      we hope so too … =D

  10. Boomerang.

    July 27, 2016 at 1:29 am

    “”What she lacks in language””. Hmm. I thought books were about words? about the use of language? how each writer wields, bends, turns language to their use? how vocabulary is employed and even, introduced?

    But the true meat, the true substance, true quality, the true essence and purpose of a book is “”lacking””, instead, we are to pay money and download it so we can “”tell if we also think it is sexy.”” This is the qualification now. The mark of success. Of what makes a good book. Of a worthy literary investment. Sexiness. Sex. We are to buy and we are to read to research (degrees of) sexiness.

    I have noticed, on this “”highly sophisticated and intelligent BN comments”” section that when people innocently ask questions sincerely seeking for knowledge or post comments in a sincere wish to improve the quality of a contribution, either of the featured writer’s or another commenter by pointing errors and giving the corrections, or, by saying the inconvenient truth about something, someone or some people can usually be counted on to read into the comment what is not there and begin to castigate and insult that person and impute to their comments intentions and meanings that I, frankly, don’t see and that are contrary to what the commenter intended.

    There is something I have observed in seemingly all spheres of Nigerian life, political, religious, corporate, and on social media, and it seems to be a very rampant disease that must be destroyed, and it is sycophancy.

    The other thing is the Emperor’s New Clothes syndrome, Too often, in diverse fora, and yes, including social media, the Emperor has no clothes and anyone who dares to say so, instead of being supported and backed up by a relieved populace is instead attacked and opposed and insulted.

    Mediocrity is not a virtue.
    Half-baked is not worthy of commendation.
    Semi-finished should never be lauded as perfection.
    A meal, literary or otherwise, peppered and sprinkled with errors, should never be praised to the high heavens as cordon bleu/haute cuisine.

    All that said:

    “A man is known by the books he reads.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.”
    – Gaston Bachelard

    “A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.”
    –Thomas Carlyle

    “Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.”
    ― Paxton Hood

    “”A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.””
    – G. K. Chesterton

    “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
    – P. J. O’Rourke

  11. Jo!

    July 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Madam, you should have said “buy here”, not “download here”

    • OkadaBooks

      OkadaBooks

      July 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks for the tip! We would consider that on the next review.

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