The Domestication of Munachi

On a hot Sunday afternoon years ago…

…Two sisters walk in on their father’s sexual liaison with the family’s hired help which leaves them both scarred in different ways.

Years later…

Unable to bear the thought of marriage to a man she barely knows, the younger and more adventurous one, Munachi, runs away from home on the eve of her traditional marriage, unwittingly resurrecting a long buried feud between her religious mother and eccentric aunty. This conflict leaves a door open for the family’s destruction.

The Domestication of Munachi is a novel about the unnecessary pressure on women to take on life partners, regardless of who these partners are and the psychological impacts seen through the stories of two sets of sisters—Munachi and Nkechi versus Chimuanya and Elizabeth.

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Ifesinachi .O. Okpagu

Ifesinachi .O. Okpagu is a Lagos based Marketing Communications executive with over six years’ experience, including being an Associate Producer of a pan-African TV show and managing FabulousCity—a community for young & ambitious business women. Her first book, a novella, was published when she was fourteen.

She was educated at Queens College, Lagos, and at the University of Benin where she obtained a BA in Fine and Applied Arts. Ifesinachi also holds a Masters degree from the Pan-African University. She has written several stories, some of which have been published in Sentinel Nigeria, the Femrite Anthology and Saraba Magazine.

Ifesinachi has written/produced several screenplays.