Wednesday, March 14, 2007
In the picture, Kaine Agary (pronounced Kai-ni), writer of the novel, yellow yellow, signs autographs after her book reading on Friday the 9th of March at Quintessence, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The peculiar title refers to the colour of the main character in the book, Zilayefa, a young girl of Greek and Nigerian parentage who from a rustic existence, seeks a "better life" in a Nigerian city. It is a book about life in the Niger Delata region of Nigeria, and Kaine joins the new breed of Nigerian writers who've brought style to the literary landscape.
Kaine holds a bachelor's degree in Socioeconomics from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts and a Master's degree in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F.Wagner School of Public Service.
She lives in Lagos and is Editor-in-Chief of TAKAii magazine.