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Tomi Obaro explores traditional Nigerian culture in 'Dele Weds Destiny'

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Author of "Dele Weds Destiny," Tomi Obaro

Set against the backdrop of a present day Nigerian wedding, Tomi Obaro’s Dele Weds Destiny follows three best friends and their 30 year friendship.

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Told through two timelines, one at the start of their friendship in the 80s and the other 30 years later, the novel explores the ways friendships change over time, a result of marriages, transcontinental moves, and motherhood.

I recently spoke with Tomi Obaro about her inspiration and aspects of traditional Nigerian culture. Here’s our conversation.

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Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro was published by Knopf.

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