TJ Benson has a novel, The Madhouse, being published in 2020 by Masobe Books. Huge congratulations to TJ🎉
The Madhouse vibrant, mysterious book cover was revealed on Twitter earlier this week. Its stunning art. I can’t wait to read, photograph and review it!
Book Cover Designer: Anderson Oriahi (Brand Consultant, ZBM.
Fun Fact: The Madhouse is (geographical) set in Kaduna state, Nigeria. A calm place I’ve visited a couple of times. I worked with KabaFest (Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019) in September. Grateful I met my Queen there. I have family and friends there and absolutely love Kaduna. The book cover reminds me of how the Kaduna weather can switch from bright and sunny to cold and rainy. Books set in none mainstream Nigerian cities, towns or states always excite me.
The Madhouse chronicles the lives of an unorthodox couple; a young woman, her husband and two children, and an abandoned house which becomes both a place of refuge and a place of torment for them. This richly-written and dreamscape-y novel spans the military regimes of Nigeria in the eighties to the present.
(Culled from their Twitter account)
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