Africa Fiction History

Squee! Kiru Taye’s His Treasure

Oh noes, you don’t say there are more African authors writing historical romance set in all corners of the continent. Be still my beating heart!

Kiru Taye is an author, she writes African historical romance. She recently revealed the cover of her upcoming debut book His Treasure (due for release in December 2011). His Treasure is ‘a historical romantic fiction set in the region now referred to as South Eastern, Nigeria or Igboland and is part of the 3-book Men of Valor mini-series’.

In a time when men ruled their households with firm hands, can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love?

Angry at being forced to marry a man not of her choosing, Adaku stubbornly shuns her new husband on their wedding night. However, she soon discovers there are worse things than giving in to a man whose touch awakens her deep desires. In a land where fruitfulness is celebrated, she could soon be labeled a barren woman.

Obinna knows there are several ways to tame a rebellious woman. Patience and perseverance are two of them. Adaku is his treasure and he would never let her go. When her fears push her into his arms, will he be able to convince her to stay with him forever by unleashing the passion within her?

December can’t come soon enough.

I have to add that this book is not the first of its kind! Naa Shalman has written purely African romantic books set in Ghana. I don’t think it is a secret that I am a fan of Naa Shalman’s work, I really really hope I enjoy reading Kiru Taye’s series as well. Seriously though, it seems the ‘African historical romance’ is growing and this possibility makes me too happy. It is great to see that the next African historical romance I’ll be reading will be set in Igboland (maybe in the future, I’ll see one set in Yorubaland? *hehehe*)


  1. This is fantastic. We need such books to promote a reading across the continent. Plus the steamy scenes won’t hurt at all :). Thanks for the notice.

  2. Thank you so much, eccentric. This is a nice surprise to find here. Cue big wide grin on my face. I’m glad your readers are looking forward to my book release. So am I.

    It’s 50 days and counting down!

  3. I had the privilege of more than a sneak preview and I can tell you definitively that you are in for a treat with Kiru’s book. It’s a fantastic read. Well-paced, believable setting and 3-dimensional characters. Highly recommended!

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