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SOLD! Congratulations to Kobby Ben Ben!

Please help us celebrate with Kobby Ben Ben on the sale of his debut novel to Europa Editions!

From Publishers Marketplace:
Fiction: Debut
Kobby Ben Ben’s NO ONE DIES YET, set in Accra in 2019, the “Year of Return” that memorialized the many who died during the slave trade in Ghana, following three African-American friends as they join in the festivities to explore Ghana’s colonial past as black diasporas around the world make a pilgrimage to West Africa and its underground queer scene; soon, these friends are thrust into the hands of two guides who they have no choice but to trust and what unfolds is an unsettling tale of murder in a country whose dead slaves are shackled with stories that must be heard, to Christopher Potter at Europa Editions, with Eva Ferri editing, in a nice deal, for publication in spring/summer 2022, by Aida Lilly at kt literary (world English).

Kobby was the second client I signed, and he is such a fun person to work with! He is a voracious and discerning reader, and his writing is poetic and stunning. I’m so excited to share this amazing and special book with the world, and I cannot wait to read what he writes next!

Learn more about Kobby Ben Ben and what he’s reading on Instagram.

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