Hard Copy Giveaway + Blogger meetup


Wow, finally my book is now available in Nigeria. I am so so happy about that. After all the stress, what I saw in my mind’s eye is now a reality. I have started the bookshop distribution. That is stress on a whole different level. For now, the book can be purchased at


Nigeria
1. Terra Kulture - Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
2. Debonairs Bookstore - 294, Herbert Macaulay road, Sabo Yaba, Lagos
3. The Hub Media Store - Beside Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki
4. Ebeano Bookstores - Ebeano Supermarket, Lekki Lagos.
5. Orange Academy - 3b, Adesoye street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos
6. Quintessence - Falomo shopping complex, Ikoyi Lagos
7. Ebeano Bookstores - Ebeano Supermarket, Ikota shopping complex, Ajah, Lagos.
8. Silverbird Lifestyle Media Store- Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello way, V.I, Lagos
9. Debonairs Online Bookstore - Click here to purchase

Click here for more purchase options.


Guess who is saw last weekend? Drumroll… the one and only cherrywine. I was supposed to deliver her copies to her, and then hit some bookshops o. That’s how I carried my two left legs to her house. I was confronted with such a cute teddy-bear face and sweet spirit. Instantly, we clicked on so many levels. We gisted and gisted and gisted and... She was nothing like her mean, straight-to-the-point posts. She was so so sweet. After a while, it dawned on me that I wasn’t gonna make it to any other place and finally decided to pack my load and go home. Only for her to see me off to my car and then we started another round of gists. We also found out that we had few common friends. Small world indeed. If I were to name bloggers I would have clicked with, cherrywine wouldn’t have come to my mind. This just goes to show that you cannot know people simply by their blog posts.


I was invited to do a reading at the US Consulate on the 7th of June. I did a poetry reading on Akanni street, and a drama presentation of Corruption Noni. I acted like six characters, solo performance. Guess the blogger I met there. Bola Essien-Nelson of Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman. When she introduced herself, I was like wooow. This woman sure looks far far younger than her age (she states her age on her posts). And she has what I call Charisma! I was so happy to meet her but sad that we didn't get the time to talk and gist. I look forward to seeing her soon.


Dramatic face, right? Yeah,
thats the book
Poetry reading.



Guess who else I was introduced to this weekend. The great Odia Ofeimun. If you are a writer and don't know Odia Ofeimun, well... No comments. Those are the people that gave African writing and poetry a voice in Nigeria and outside it. The Wole Soyinkas, Chinua Achebes, Odia Ofeimuns, etc. In fact, just google him. So when my printer of a friend told me he wanted to introduce me to Odia, I was like me? Small me? Na wa oo. People, I spent the whole of saturday with the great Odia, and let's just say... I was awed. He kept gisting me about his experiences as a poet within and outside Nigeria. He is currently 62 and does not intend to retire from poetry and dance drama production anytime soon.

I will be doing another set of giveaway. I will be giving away two hard copies of my book, not the ebook version. From what people have said, it looks better in real life. So, here is the criteria for qualification.

1. You must be residing in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. You must be a follower of this blog. Click on the follow button, on the follower gadget, on the right hand side of this blog, if you are not yet following this blog

3. Follow me on twitter. The handle is @hattylolla

4. Drop a comment below.

Simple and straightforward right. This is gonna be opened for two weeks.

I will be having another set of giveaway for UK residents very very soon, so stay tuned to this blog.

For those hearing about the book for the first time, read the synopsis and watch the trailer below. You are sure to love it. Even if you have heard about the book, still read the synopsis because I know you haven’t read it before, lol.

Synopsis
A character suffering from multiple personality disorder decides to express herself. With six different personalities in her head vying for the spotlight, a constant battle occurs as the book progresses.

The sagacious one starts with her wise stories, in her usual mature style. As the bitter one, the melancholic one and others take over, more heart wrenching issues are exposed, and the reality of the world we live in comes to play. Each character invites you to her world, to experience what they are experiencing in their own unique way.

The article starts with one about corruption in Corruption Noni, where the writer had the opportunity to interview corruption and then progresses to really deep stories that touch prostitution, religious hypocrisy, marital pressures, and other societal ills. Each article portrays a reality that you can relate with.

At the end, the comic one ends up defeats all and is victorious with her funny stories, proving that no matter how twisted our reality is, there is always a reason to laugh in the end.

57 comments

  1. Goodluck in your...you know, book thingy.

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  2. Congratulations once more and you sure had fun by just looking at the pic....your natural hair? ....you kind of look like the picture on the book...kind of canny.
    hmm...no give away for me be dat ooo., becox i don't do twitter:D so when exactly will it be available in 9ja?

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    1. The cartoon is a caricature of my face. Thats the idea, cos of the characters flowing from my head.

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  3. congrats girl i am not sure i have said it before, i have been so inconsistent in blogsville..i am really happy for you, but since i don't do twitter...

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    1. Thanks so much o. Since you don't do twitter, you are gonna do bookshop, lol.

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  4. ok,,,,,,i know where to buy it from.
    Weldone and congrats once more.

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    1. Thanks. Please, gimme feedback when you read it

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  5. I hope to qualify, would really love an autographed *free* copy.
    1. Check. I live in Lagos
    2.Check. Done already.
    3. Check.... check....
    4.I would really appreciate a hard copy. Thanks in advance.

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  6. Congrats!
    I so look forward to reading the book,esp the series on the chief.

    I live in Lagos, hope I get a copy. If not I'd go buy one!

    More grace!

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    1. Hmm, I hope so too. Lets see how it goes.

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  7. I know I'm not qualified for the giveaway but just to say Congrats again. It looks marvelous where you're holding it.

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    1. Yes o, it looks better physically. Your review is even at the back. Thanks so much

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  8. Blessings....
    congratulations, congratulations, continue to rock it out!

    May success continue to flow. More power to yah!
    Continue to rise my sistah, continue to rise!

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    1. Thanks. Amen to your prayers, Amen.

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  9. check...check.....check...
    done already(i want oooo)
    a big grin at ur Pix...i finally get to see ur full face in action..
    Nice one ma'am!!

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    1. Abi, you know I am not an anonymous blogger

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  10. what about those of us that do not live in the UK or Lagos...my house is still registered in Lagos oh.

    Congratulations...loke loke

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    1. Loool. Sorry o. You can enter for it oo. It will be delivered to your house. Are you interested?

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  11. I am clapping my hands in glee and laughing hysterically over what you said about me! It was a GREAT pleasure to meet you. Devoured the book the minute I got some time to myself that day and I have to say....what is going on in that head of yours? The book is AMAZING. Fun, mystical, weird in equal parts. Lurrvvveeee it. Looking forward to my giveaway. Still trying to figure out what to do for that one. Once again, contests girl

    Oh and btw, I have an autographed copy....just an FYI for those who don't . Hehehehehehe. Cherrio doll!

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    1. But what I said about you is true naa. Glad you like the book.

      So you are gloating, you aint serius, lol.

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  12. You are not nice oo... lol | You cannot send that book to New Zealand ni? Kuro jor! lol

    Congratulations and I pray that God will give you more grace and wisdom to publish more.

    Blessings

    - LDP

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    1. Loool. If it were easy, I would have. Amen to you prayers for me o, thanks

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  13. Congrats love...This is just your starting point. Watch out, and stop calling yourself small me. Lol

    I am so happy for you. Going to stop by @ one of the book stores to grab a copy.

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    1. Amen oo. Ok, I wil stop calling myself small me. But have u seen how tiny I am physically? Lol.

      Thanks in advance for 'grabbing a copy'.

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  14. CONGRATS OH!greater heights dear...i hope to win but if not, would find away of purchasing my copy...
    following you already on twitter....

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    1. Amen o. I hope you win too. If not, you must find a way of purchasing your copy, lol.

      Following you back

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  15. Now it's in Nigeria and it's for those in Lagos.Thank God i have my soft copy.

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    1. Ahn ahn naaa, No be so o. If you are not in Lagos, you can still buy it. Just look at the topmost left hand gadget and you will understand what I mean

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  16. Me want hard copy o! I'll 'follow' you anywhere for the hard copy :)

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    1. Loool. You are so so funny. You even deserve hard copy sef, you know now.

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  17. Ah! Maybe I should not have purchased the book o....anyway, 2 more hard copies is not a bad idea...

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    1. Ahn ahn naa, thanks for your support o. It is really needed, lol.

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  18. Congrats dear. Since I'm not on twitter, I will jejeli carry myself to Debonairs bookstore & get myself a copy :-)

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  19. Ok I have stopped reading the ebook now, that book just looks delicious in print. Thank God I'll be going to Nigeria this summer. I will buy the hard copy and devour it exactly how I'd prefer to :)
    Congrats hun
    Wish you greater heights

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    1. Aww, really? That's so cool. I agree with you that the print looks better, far far better. So you are coming home this summer? That's nice.

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  20. Watch out y'all a new celeb. is in town- go Atilola!! Great stuff! :-)

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    1. Lol. Amen oo. Thanks for the prophecy.

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  21. Seriously people, you want to hold this book in your hands. She is not kidding, it looks amazing in a weird, intriguing kind of way. And when you meet @ilola, you immediately 'get' the cover photo. Congrats again dear and it was nice meeting you too even though we did not get to gist!

    I am not sure I have read any book like Antonyms of a Mirage before. It was crazy refreshing yet thot provoking in a way that was almost too uncomfotable sometimes. I highly recommend it.

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    1. Eeya. Now I am seriously blushing, lol.

      Thanks for the recommendation o. Glad you like it.

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  22. Thumbs up sis! You're definitely going places! Keep it up. So, I see I already qualified for the give-away nau. lol

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    1. Wetin you wan use giveaway do? Lol

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  23. Atilola: Like they say in my village, "I respect your hustle." LOL! I could sense your excitement on meeting all these VIPs. Unfortunately, I had no idea who Odia Ofeimun was, until I read your post. Needless to say I have to acquaint myself with his work.

    So you like to gist like this ehn? You don't click with everybody, so it's a joy to meet those you click with.

    P.S. The hard copy is so much better than the e-book. I can testify!
    And I prefer the dramatic face. Atilola in ACTION!

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    1. Yes o, we gas to hustle. When we marry and 'born child', we won't be able to hustle as much, because of the plenty bukata. SO let me use this short singleness opportunity to quickly hustle.

      Yes, I like to gist o, but the gist must be uplifting to my spirit. Life is too short for idle chatter, Lol.

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  24. Your good news just gladdens my heart Atilola. God is surely with you blessing all your 'hustle'.

    p.s. reeally dramatic pose there! looking good girl, looking good!

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    1. Yes o. I pray that God keeps blessing the works of our hands.

      Thanks lady.

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  25. I am currently reading JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit too. I can't wait for the movie :).

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