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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Nigerian American Author Chinedu Achebe Nationally Recognized, Wins 2023 Independent Press Award

Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe

Nationwide — The Independent Press Award has recognized The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe in the category of African American Fiction as the winner. Experts judge the competition from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected IPA Award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

Obi Ifeanyi’s life is moving at a fast pace. He is now a husband and father. So while President Obama is contending with a tough reelection campaign, Obi Ifeanyi is dealing with the day-to-day pressures of married life and raising a son. When his former love interest, Sade Olufemi, comes back into his life and decides to run her political campaign with the help of his wife, Nkechi, Obi’s problems are compounded because Sade is a secret Nkechi is better not knowing about. While he struggles with the torment of Sade’s return, the upcoming wedding of his best friend from law school will lead to the unveiling of a secret that will change the dynamics of the Ifeanyi family forever.

In 2023, the Independent Press Award had entries worldwide. Authors and publishers from Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Scotland, and South Africa, participated. Books submitted included writers based in cities such as Atlanta to Los Angeles; London to Nova Scotia; Cape Town to Mumbai; Albuquerque to New York City as well as others.

“We are proud to announce the winners and distinguished favorites in our annual 2023 Independent Press Award. This year included an array of quality and diverse independent books,” Olczak said. “Independent publishing is pushing on every corner of the earth with great content. We are thrilled to be highlighting key titles representing global independent publishing.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

For more information, please visit IndependentPressAward.com; and to see this year’s list of IPA Winners, visit www.independentpressaward.com/2023winners

Chinedu Achebe is a Nigerian American who was born in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Houston with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He published his first book, Blunted on Reality in 2012. Chinedu also has written articles for The Huffington Post, Medium, and Bella Naija. He currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and two children. The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi is available on Amazon. You can also follow Chinedu on Twitter @chineduachebe and Instagram @chineduachebe

For press inquiries, contact Chinedu Achebe at wcachebe@hotmail.com or 713-545-2547.