A young African hustler named Okon from Lagos Nigeria migrates to the United States in search of the American dream. When he arrives, he quickly finds out a dream can turn into a nightmare. Okon is disappointed in what he finds until he meets up with his cousin in Washington DC who is heavy in the game. Okon begins to cut out a corner of the heroin business in washington dc for himself and in the process meets a women named Berreta, who family was heavily respected in the streets and together they give birth to a son of a gun….
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Eno Esquire is a author born and raised in Washington DC to a Nigerian father.
His mother is of Greek and Native descent. When Eno was 17 he was convicted as an adult for a crime and sent to federal prison for several years. While in prison he wrote his first novel, Son of a Gun.
Get to know Eno Esquire:
What inspired you to write this book?
At the time I was locked up and did a lot of reading,it was a guy named show boat from North Carolina who had published a book from the feds so that pushed me to write one.
Is your novel fiction or non fiction?
If someone was to ask I would definitely say fiction, but the characters are based off people I know or cross paths with in my life.
How was is it growing up in Washington DC?
It was cool gave me a unique experience on the world . I stayed in a housing project couple blocks from capitol hill.
You have a few Nigerian characters in your book. Whats the connection?
My father is Nigerian .
How long did it take you to complete this novel?
9 months mostly in solitary confinement.
What are your expectations for your first self published novel?
I really don’t have any expectations, just want to finish something I started.
Do you have anything you want people to know?
Yea, I wrote this book for Author Cappers and the whole Surelere.
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