EVENT 04/06: Peace Adzo Medie introduces Nightbloom (Henleaze)

Regular price £5.50

Having loved her debut novel, His Only Wife, we're delighted to welcome Peace Adzo Medie to discuss Nightbloom, her story of two childhood friends reuniting to stop history repeating itself; which has been long listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction.

Tuesday 4th June 2024

Max Minerva's, 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4JU

Doors at 19:00, Discussion starts at 19:30, Finish at approximately 20:30

£5.50 ticket only
£10.50 ticket with paperback book
£1 Pay What You Can
(Please only choose the PWYC tickets if you need to, they are limited and intended for those who really need them.)

50p from each ticket goes to Caring In Bristol

You don't need to bring a ticket with you, we will have a list of names on the door. 


Moves like a love story between childhood, female friendship and buried truth; painful, intimate and beautifully written with characters who you care for. A jewel of a book.
LAURA DOCKRILL, Women’s Prize judge

Akorfa and Selasi were once inseparable. Now, they must repair their broken relationship of lose each other forever. Growing up in the same small Ghanaian town, Selasi and Akorfa were more than just cousins, they were best friends.

The girls shared everything: their dreams, their desires, their every secret. But as they enter their teens Selasi begins to change, until Akorfa barely recognises the sullen, withdrawn girl she once knew so well. Years go by before they cross paths again, and their lives look very different now. Although they are separated by continents, they have each found success in their careers: Akorfa works in international development in the US; Selasi is a restaurateur running the hottest spot in Accra.

It takes a crisis to pull them back together, forcing both women to confront shocking secrets and childhood trauma that neither one has been willing to address. Now they must bridge the gulf between them to stop history repeating itself. From the author of Reese's Book Club pick His Only Wife, Nightbloom is a powerful story about female friendship, the relationships that shape us and the people we never quite leave behind. 


Peace Adzo Medie's debut novel, His Only Wife, was a Reese’s Book Club Pick, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a New York Times Notable Book of 2020, and a Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020. She has won numerous awards for her scholarship and has held several fellowships, including the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship. She holds a PhD in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in geography from the University of Ghana. Her book, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence Against Women in Africa, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is Associate Professor in Politics at Bristol University and lives in Bristol