Of This Our Country Audiobook to Be Narrated by Weruche Opia and Oseloka Obi

The two actors of Nigerian descent will narrate HarperCollins’ and The Borough Press’ forthcoming collection of essays by Nigerian writers.
Some writers featured in Of This Our Country.

Some writers featured in Of This Our Country.

Of This Our Country Audiobook to Be Narrated by Weruche Opia and Oseloka Obi

The Borough Press, the publisher of Of This Our Country, a forthcoming essay collection featuring acclaimed Nigerian writers, has announced the narrators of its accompanying audiobook. Reading the book are Weruche Opia and Oseloka Obi, both actors of Nigerian descent.

Opia, who was in Michaela Coel’s Emmy-nominated series I May Destroy You, has narrated several books by Nigerian writers, including Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer, Chibundu Onuzo’s Welcome to Lagos, Rosanna Amaka’s The Book of Echoes, and Stella Oni’s Deadly Sacrifice. Obi’s credits include Clare Weze’s The Lightening Catcher and Delphine de Vigan’s Gratitude.

Weruchia Opia - IMDb
Weruchia Opia. Credit: IMDb.

Of This Our Country is slated for a September 30 release in Nigeria and the U.K. It features personal essays from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Okey Ndibe, Helon Habila, Chigozie Obioma, Sefi Atta, Ayobami Adebayo, Abi Dare, Chikodili Emelumadu, Caleb Femi, Anetie Isong, Irenosen Okojie, Umar Turaki, Hafsa Zayyan, Nels Abbey, Yomi Adegoke, JK Chukwu, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe, Ike Anya, Lola Shoneyin, Bolu Babalola, and Inua Ellams.

“There was never any question that Of This Our Country would be narrated by Nigerians,” said the editors, Ore Agbaje-Williams of The Borough Press and Nancy Adimora, talent and audience development manager at HarperCollins. “We can’t wait for people to listen to such an important book, one that speaks so powerfully to Nigeria.”

Oseloka Obi. Credit: IMDb.
Oseloka Obi. Credit: IMDb.

“I am extremely honoured to be reading the words of these eminent Nigerian writers,” Obi said. “Despite the challenges our countries face, Nigerians and the Nigerian diaspora continue to have a growing cultural influence around the world and this text testifies to that.”


Emmanuel Esomnofu, Staff Writer at Open Country Mag

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