The Beginning of Everything Colourful
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are welcoming Spain’s Kind Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace, with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. But there are two nameless people who are not happy with this visit- a Mexican Musician , who hates the Spanish and a Japanese business man, who hates the Chinese. They meet at the Transit Lounge in Doha International Airport, waiting for their connecting flight to Tokyo and begin telling revealing stories which take us to Lille, Paris, New York, New Delhi, Lagos, Tel Aviv and down to Tokyo. The Beginning of Everything Colourful is a masterfully written novel that drives its narrative with facts incorporated into fiction, bringing real life characters to live on the same pages with imagined characters. It is filled with amusing ironies about race, cultures, politics, cultures, religion and politics.
About the Author
Born in 1988 and raised in Nigeria, ONYEKA NWELUE is a trained filmmaker, TV show-host and professor. His works have appeared in the Guardian, BBC, MTV and his documentary film, The House of Nwapa has screened in over 12 film festivals globally. His first novel, The Abyssinian Boy, was published when he was 21 and won the TM Aluko Prize for Fiction and the Ibrahim Tahir Prize for First Book. He is currently a Research Fellow at Center for International Studies at Ohio University in Athens.
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