The Widow Who Died With Flowers in Her Mouth



Nobody mixes surrealism, sensuality, and sexuality like Obinna Udenwe. Nobody.
In the 2021 NLNG Prize finalist’s new collection of stories, ordinary people find (and fashion) themselves in (and into) far-from-ordinary situations. A beautiful woman is discovered half-naked and dead but is the killer one of her wealthy suitors? A plumber is treated to an intense sexual experience by a woman with cash, curves, and killer moves—but is she who he thinks she is? A young doctor arrives at the brink of insanity after a forbidden entanglement with a married woman. A sexually promiscuous tailor’s return to her father’s house immediately sparks lust, jealousy, chaos, and violence.
In The Widow Who Died With Flowers in Her Mouth, Obinna Udenwe opens a window into Nigerian life and gives readers an unvarnished look at the country and its people in all of their thrilling, titillating, and terrible glory.

ISBN: 9789789987887
Book size: 130 x 198mm
Number of Pages: 352 pages

About Author

Obinna Udenwe is a Nigerian novelist and short story writer. He is the winner of the first edition of The Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2021 for his second book, Colours of Hatred which was also a finalist for The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2021. His first book, Satans & Shaitans won the ANA Prize for Prose Fiction 2015. His short stories have won The Prairie Schooner-Glenna Luschei Prize 2020, The Short Story is Dead Prize 2016 and was a finalist in the Prairie Schooner-Raz Schumakar Prize 2020.

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Weight 0.55 lbs
Author: Obinna Udenwe