Indigo is a collection of short stories.
The arrival of a second wife causes a woman to reassess her marriage… Another faces up to tough choices in the wake of a military coup… A heroine from history lights the path for a modern girl on the road to Jenwi… A picture on a whole tells its own poignant story of sacrifice… A former cultist must confront an unspoken secret in his family…
From Nigeria to the Diaspora, joy, sadness, anxiety, and triumphs fills the canvas with lush, vivid colours. Themes of loss and longing, past and present, home and away, mysticism and modernity, truth and lies, masculinity and a woman’s place – all are deftly explored in this mesmerising, sometimes devastating collection.
Molara Wood is a journalist, critic and a former art columnist for The Guardian (Lagos). Her work has been published in journals and anthologies including Farafina, BBC Africa Beyond, Chimurenga and African Literature Today. She won the inaugural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition and received an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. Formerly Arts and Culture Editor of NEXT Newspaper, she lives in Abuja.