Pepper Soup


When life shows you pepper, make pepper soup.
That is the challenge thrown down by this charming anthology from these eight women as their stories take you through journeys of love, heartache, growth, and hope.
Curated and edited by Timendu Aghahowa, this collection contains the works of  Kiah, Sifa Asani Gowon, Maryam Isa, Adanna Adeleke, Pamela Agboga, Lilian Izuorah and Joy Ehonwa. The twelve stories found in this book present a hearty mix that will inspire you to seek out the little victories through the vagaries of life.
Pepper Soup is available now on Okada Books, and will soon be available on other platforms, and in print.
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One would enjoy these stories as they would a good bowl of Pepper Soup… Nnenna Okeke, Connect Nigeria

The stories speak of faith, strength in adversity, chaos, doubt, hurt, healing and new beginnings. Like your perfect bowl of pepper soup, it’s got a balance of all the right ingredients to get you all up in your feels but still keep you grounded in ‘reality’
– Oge_Writes,

…on a mission to ensure that this would be ‘Naija comfort reading.’ And I believe these women have achieved that.
– Furaha Asani,

Pepper soup ties together the experiences that come from being woman. It leaves a warm feeling that comes from the exploration of life as I know it. With its many shades of women, the definition of strong has been redefined.
Bella Naija

The twelve stories combine to form a multi-dimensional image of the Nigerian woman…doing it beautifully with humor and warmth but also with brilliant prose and thoughtful reflection.
– Ainehi Edoro, Brittle Paper