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Myne Whitman is a pseudonym. I am a Nigerian author, blogger and publisher. My debut novel A Heart to Mend was self-published in 2009. I now have two books in print and work to use new and social media to promote aspiring writers, Nigerian books and reading. After a postgrad degree and a few years in Edinburgh, Scotland, I now live in the United States with my husband and write full-time.
Naijastories – Beyond Writing to Community Building

Naijastories – Beyond Writing to Community Building

The decision to self-publish my first book, A Heart to Mend, arose naturally from sharing excerpts of it on my blog. Subscribers loved the story, connected with the characters, and offered genuine feedback. They wanted more, and so I gave them the complete book. Some critics of self-publishing for profit have said that I could … Continue reading Naijastories – Beyond Writing to Community Building

Dunni 10 – Babs is an excellent kisser?

Dunni 10 – Babs is an excellent kisser?

Dunni couldn’t remember when she’d had to creep around like this. She’d thought her job was stressful, now she couldn’t wait to get back to it and leave this Nigerian drama behind. The memorial service and reception were over and her mother had come to where she’d been with the event planner and the caterers … Continue reading Dunni 10 – Babs is an excellent kisser?

Nigerian Shortlisted for 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize

Nigerian Shortlisted for 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize

Compared to previous years and previous years shortlists, this latest commonwealth shortlist for both the story prize and the book prize is a slap in the face of Nigerians. I really don’t want to believe the writing quality in Nigeria is diminishing. There are at least two creative writing classes holding annually in Nigeria, and … Continue reading Nigerian Shortlisted for 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize

Dunni 9 – Why are you so stubborn?

Dunni 9 – Why are you so stubborn?

“Stop this, mama. I can’t listen to this anymore. Stop it!” “You stop it!” Her mother snapped, springing to her feet. “I can’t believe how ungrateful you’re being. So many single girls of your age will jump at this opportunity.” “Then go and offer it to them. I don’t need it, I don’t need you … Continue reading Dunni 9 – Why are you so stubborn?

Dunni 8 – Abeg, go and sit down!

Dunni 8 – Abeg, go and sit down!

The sound of the switch as the light came on woke her. Dunni stretched, blinking blearily in the harsh fluorescence. The sound of music playing in the background did not help the small scrimping at the back of her skull, and when she saw her mother standing at the bedroom door, she groaned. It couldn’t … Continue reading Dunni 8 – Abeg, go and sit down!

Monty by Philip U. Effiong – Book Review

Monty by Philip U. Effiong – Book Review

“Monty is the byproduct of war, not the actual occurrence, but the usually silent yet brutal aftermath that haunts freely as it achieves untold mental damage. The initial setting is a picturesque refugee camp where life oscillates between the grim, the gothic, and the vicious. It is located in the fictional nation of Beuvera, whose … Continue reading Monty by Philip U. Effiong – Book Review

Dunni 7 – Coming back to Nigeria

Dunni 7 – Coming back to Nigeria

“You never answered my question,” Mary said as she took one of the beef rolls. “What was that?” With images of a toothy, mischievous grin filling her mind, Dunni couldn’t remember what question Mary was referring to. “Do you ever plan on coming back to Nigeria?” This wasn’t the first time she’d been faced with … Continue reading Dunni 7 – Coming back to Nigeria