Cruel Passion Receives Positive Reviews
One of the newest titles published by Learn Africa Plc, Nigeria’s foremost Learning Resource Company, was recently launched in Lagos. The novel, Cruel Passion, is authored by Dayo Oladele-Ilori and published under LearnAfrica’s Echo series.
The well attended launch, themed ‘Blaze the Passion’, took place at the prestigious Renaissance Hotel Ikeja, over the weekend.
Chairman of the occasion, Gbenga Arojo, while speaking said that the book was an inspiration to young, aspiring Nigerians as it portrayed the country’s rich culture and taught moral lessons.
Arojo described the book as a fiction which highlights the consequences of unplanned pregnancy, giving in to emotions that run wild, and the consequences of the actions we eventually take as a result.
“This is a book everyone who has ever been in love, everyone who has ever been wronged and everyone who has ever been heartbroken ought to read,” he said.
Also speaking at the event was Gbola Aiyedun, Publishing Director, Learn Africa Plc, who was represented by Sarah Anammah, Senior Editor at Learn Africa Plc, who narrated the tireless efforts the author put into the realization of the novel.
Aiyedun went further to say that Learn Africa Plc is a company that thrives on impacting people with knowledge. He enjoined Nigerian authors to use the platform offered by the Learn Africa Echo to showcase the richness of the Nigerian literary and cultural heritage.
One of the book reviewers, Salif Adjokoto, an Editor with Tell magazine, who was also present at the occasion, said “Dayo very well knows how to spin a yarn.
With her simple writing language, one readily wants to wine and dine with the colourful and solid characters in Cruel Passion.”
Dayo Oladele-Ilori is a prolific author, a seasoned management consultant and a life coach. Her robust collection of poems includes Ashes, Friendship, The Dance and Disillusioned, amongst others which has graced different magazines and has been published on websites like poetry.com. Her first book You Shall be Fruitful is in high demand and has impacted many lives positively.
Cruel Passion which is a one hundred and eighty four page novel is an interwoven experience of friendship, naivety, sincerity, deception, love revenge and abomination. The novel is set in three major cities: Lagos, Sicily and Port-of-Spain. The novel has been tagged for an audience which include teenagers and adults.
The Echo series of Learn Africa Plc is published to improve the Nigerian reading culture and create an avenue for the promotion of the Nigerian values of hard work, selflessness, devotion and dedication. The series publishes works of African origin that are of international standard, with the aim of promoting creativity and local authorship.
Other titles in the Echo series are Chimere, Eaters of Dust, Conspiracy of Silence, A Drop of Mercy, Guardian of the Cosmos, to name a few.