Fmr. Saskatchewan Speaker, Hon. Docherty Receives a Copy of 'The Carnival Boy' by Chidera Igwe

Fmr. Saskatchewan Speaker, Hon. Docherty Receives a Copy of 'The Carnival Boy' by Chidera Igwe

By Izunna Okafor

Chidera Igwe, the eleven-year-old Canada-based Nigerian girl, who recently released her first novel, 'The Carnival Boy', has continued to make wave with her debut novel and bag commendations from different personalities in Canada, for the job well done.

Miss Igwe, who has visited and shared her new novel and writing experience with some personalities, recently visited the former Speaker of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, Hon. Mark Docherty, where she also signed a copy the novel to him.

Speaking during the visit, which held at Hon. Docherty's office, Miss Igwe, who is a Grade 5 student at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School, Regina, Saskatchewan, revealed that some of the books she had read in the past, especially those from her favourite authors inspired, motivated and challenged her to write her own, hence the drafting and consequent publication of 'The Carnival Boy', through the assistance of his father, Dr. Chidi Igwe, who helped in the publication.

On what next to be expected from her, she revealed that she had already started working on two new books, noting that "one of them is going to be the part 2 of 'The Carnival Boy', since so many people have already started asking me for a part 2. It's going to be called 'The Revenge of the Carnival Girl'."

Responding, Hon. Docherty, who commended, also encouraged the young author, even as he promised to read the novel and also recommend it to others.

The 82-paged fictional novel, published by a Regina-based corporation, INCH Communications Inc. is also available on Chidera's website, Amazon online stores and other online bookstores and book distribution channels.

Chidera Igwe's "The Carnival Boy" is the adventure of a teenage girl, Melissa Edwards. She has a strong love for carnivals. While on a holiday in Florida with her family, she found herself in trouble when she escaped from her parents’ hotel room in order to satisfy her curiosity and find out what was behind the doors of an abandoned building. Melissa could not believe what fate had in store for her when she traded places with Jackie, a young boy stuck in the storage house, whom she had read about in a book. Now, Melissa, herself, would need someone else to save her.