The Funeral Did Not End by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

The Funeral Did Not End – by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo – is a collection of twenty short stories published by Dada Books Limited, Lagos.

This book will be presented to the public on:  Saturday, September 15, 2012. 

From: 5:00 pm to 7.00 pm. 

At:  Kongi’s Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, Hospital Road , Lagos, Nigeria. 

About the Author

Nze Sylva Ifedigbo

Trained as a Veterinary Doctor at University of Nigeria Nsukka, Sylva Nze Ifedigbo who now works in Coporate Communication, is an award winning fiction writer and essayist, he has written widely on Nigerian Socio-political issues both online and in the print media, with Next Newspaper and Daily Times having carried his by-line regularly. His novella- Whispering Aloud was published in 2008 by Spectrum Books Ibadan.

Praise for The Funeral Did Not End

“Amazing! Brilliant! The claim that the short story is an underdeveloped genre in Africa has finally been laid to rest by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo in this scintillating debut. Ifedigbo is the undisputable master of his landscape and his characters. This is art tout court.”

– Pius Adesanmiwinner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing


“Jhumpa Lahiri meets Frank McCourt in “The Funeral Didn’t End.” The simplicity, the language, the varied styles … the humour infused in the stories. Mr. Ifedigbo’s twenty stories reveal different lives, different situations, different ideologies and more importantly, different styles. They are deep, original, sometimes sentimental, sometimes unsentimental; very daring and surprisingly accomplished, for the genius displayed is ultimately genuine. He’s an incredibly talented storyteller.”

– Onyeka Nwelueauthor of ‘The Abyssinian Boy’

Sylva has written a collection that definitely resonates. Almost all the stories are laden with a palpable wry quality that reminds us of our vulnerability, that evokes moments and experiences many of us are familiar with and may not be keen to relive.

– Uche Peter Umez, author of Tears in Her Eyes


Sylva Nze Ifedigbo’s collection of twenty short stories traces the rot and ruins of a faltering society. The pains and betrayals captured in this compilation are mind boggling, yet Ifedigbo succeeds at sustaining humour, though dark, which gives his narratives an exhilarating edge. In all, this is a radiant outing; it bulges with promises.

– Unoma Azuah author of‘ Sky-High Flames winner the ANA Flora Nwapa Prize for Fiction.

More details about the book presentation could be found here


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