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A Good Name by Yejide Kilanko
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A Good Name

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Narrator Délé Ogundiran
Length TBA
Language English
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Twelve years in America and Eziafa Okereke has nothing to show for it. Desperate to rewrite his story, Eziafa returns to Nigeria to find a woman he can mold to his taste. Eighteen-year-old Zina has big dreams. An arranged marriage to a much older man isn't one of them. Trapped by family expectations, Zina marries Eziafa, moves to Houston, and trains as a nurse. Buffeted by a series of disillusions, the couple stagger through a turbulent marriage until Zina decides to change the rules of engagement.

Contains mature themes.

Yejide Kilanko is a writer of fiction and poetry. Her debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a Canadian national bestseller, was longlisted for the 2016 Nigeria Literature Prize. Her work includes a novella, Chasing Butterflies, two children's picture books: There Is An Elephant In My Wardrobe, and Juba and The Fireball. Her short fiction is in the anthology, New Orleans Review 2017: The African Literary Hustle. Kilanko lives in Ontario, Canada, where she practices as a social worker.

Dele Ogundiran is an entertainment professional of Nigerian lineage whose multifaceted talent shines both on and off screen. As a performer, Dele most recently played a recurring guest star role on a soon-to-be announced show for Amazon. Prior to this, she has played diverse recurring roles, from an upscale magazine editor on ABC's comedy series Ugly Betty to a brassy but endearing addict on Showtime's hit drama series Ray Donovan. Since closing on a successful run in the West Coast premiere of the stage play Her Portmanteau (written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Gregg T. Daniel) at Boston Court Pasadena in the summer of 2018, Dele made her stand-up comedy debut at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club, wrapped on the feature film The Infiltrators (directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibara, 2019 Sundance Film Festival Premiere-Audience Award and NEXT Innovator Prize), and guest starred on NCIS and Grey's Anatomy. A shortlist of her other television and film credits include Wisdom of the Crowd, Anger Management, Brothers & Sisters, Children's Hospital, He's Just Not That Into You, Maniac, and Silent But Deadly. Her stage appearances include roles in Our Lady of 121st Street, Balm In Gilead, and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and her voice can be heard in the video games World of Warcraft and Dead Rising. Her credits as an audiobook narrator include Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham and Finding Love Again by Chioma Inwu Ibiam. Dele's beauty has been captured in national and international commercials and print campaigns for well-known brands including Allstate, IBM, Ford, Dark & Lovely, and McDonald's. As writer and award-winning producer, under her production company, Apphia Productions, Dele starred in, produced and cowrote her company's first film, Bathroom Vanities, which has screened at festivals worldwide. She also produced the award-winning short film The Encounter (Best Short Award, White Sands International Film Festival award). The award-winning feature film Elevate, which is her feature film debut as a producer, made its premiere at the tenth annual Downtown LA Film Festival in fall 2018. Most recently, Dele was the director of photography and producer on Casualty of Time (2020 Veterans Award, The Cinematic Arts Redemptive Entertainment (CARE) Awards) written and directed by Jeremiah Jahi. She is also editing her directorial debut, the short film Last Supper.

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