A Tiny Place Called Happiness by Bura-Bari Nwilo

KSh 1,265

A Tiny Place Called Happiness is a book of short stories with twenty-two stories. Nwilo, who is also the author of Diary Of A Stupid Boyfriend, is one of the most innovative and refreshingly experimental voices in Nigerian literature. He is funny, has a huge social media followership that he keeps thrilled with his funny and educative updates.

According to Nwilo; “I am a writer, lover of photography and music. While I take photos for fun, I cannot sing to save my life. I have lived in Nsukka for four years. I was born in Port Harcourt.”

Nwilo’s publication of  A Tiny Place Called Happiness comes at a time when happiness has become an essential commodity amongst Nigerian youths, and indeed all Nigerians. Ever the pragmatic writer, Bura-Bari Nwilo attempts to use the book to reveal that happiness comes in different shades, for different people. Accordingly, he perceives “the stories… [as being] reflective of what happiness means to several people, not necessarily conventions. This is achieved using the characters and settings.”



Country: Nigeria
ISBN: 978-978-528-38-2-2
Publisher: Fairchild Media
Size (inches): 6.6 x 1.2 x 9.5
Pages: 117
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Weight: 635.029 grams
Language: English
Publication  Date: 2016
  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    I would love to read Diary of a Stupid Boyfriend hehe. This one is better than many anthologies I have read this year, though the characters sometimes seem not completely crafted. There are particular phrases Mr Nwilo uses that I love.

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