Kingsley Adrian Banks
One of Nigeria’s New voices in Fiction.
Kingsley Adrian Banks is a Novelist, editor, social activist and serial entrepreneur. His debut novel Behind Closed Doors tackles effeminacy, homosexuality and gender norms in Nigeria.
Kingsley Adrian Banks has also written numerous short stories and the books in the Women of Eternity Series.
Kingsley Adrian Banks’ Women of Eternity series is classic contemporary fiction from one of Nigeria’s best story-tellers, rich in plot, characterisation and vivid, luscious detail. In 2010 K. A. Banks began the first book in the series, titled Entangled, and this erotic novel marks the beginning of what will become Banks’ Women Of Eternity books. The first three novels Adamma (written 2010), Forbidden Woman (written 2016) and Sirens (written 2020) are ready and itching to take readers through a sprawling world with a rich tapestry of sex, murder, betrayals and later, the supernatural.
- Cover Reveal |Adamma, Kingsley Adrian Banks’ Saga in The Women of Eternity SeriesAfter the publication of Kingsley Adrian Banks’ debut fiction, the LGBTQ-themed Behind Closed Doors which is one of the few Nigerian novels that have exclusively tackled effeminacy, gender stereotyping and gay life in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, Banks is geared up for the release of his second novel, the book Adamma. Adamma is the firstContinue reading “Cover Reveal |Adamma, Kingsley Adrian Banks’ Saga in The Women of Eternity Series”
- Kingsley Adrian Banks | Book Marketing Tips for Self-Published NovelistsIntroduction Most novelists and poets think that their work starts and ends with building their manuscripts. Unfortunately, this cannot be farther from the truth. I would have loved to focus on all category of authors, but I believe that the insight here will better benefit self-published authors than conventionally published authors. For conventionally published authors,Continue reading “Kingsley Adrian Banks | Book Marketing Tips for Self-Published Novelists”
- Character Analysis: T. O. Phoenix in Behind Closed Doors | Kingsley Adrian BanksTochi Okoh, who took on the screen name T. O. Phoenix in the novel Behind Closed Doors, was originally meant to be a secondary character who would lend flesh to the main character in the novel: Henry Johnson. However, in the real sense of the word, T. O. Phoenix is the main character, because everythingContinue reading “Character Analysis: T. O. Phoenix in Behind Closed Doors | Kingsley Adrian Banks”
- Of Effeminate Men and Society: A Lingering Single Story | Novelist K. A. BanksSometime in 2014, a coursemate forwarded a long Whatsapp message to me. It was the essay: “Why Can’t He Just Be Like Everyone Else?”, written by Chimamanda Adichie for Scoop. The essay’s opening lines began thus: “I will call him Sochukwuma. A thin, smiling boy who liked to play with us girls at the UniversityContinue reading “Of Effeminate Men and Society: A Lingering Single Story | Novelist K. A. Banks”