Diverse Spines Summer Reading Series: Jane Igharo and Jamise Harper for TIES THAT TETHER

Loyalty is incredibly excited to welcome Jane Igharo and Jamise Harper for Ties That Tether as part of the Diverse Spines Summer Reading Series! Snag your Diverse Spines subscription box, read with Diverse Spines and then join us for an intimate chat with Jamise Harper of Spines & Vines and the author as we "wine down" and dive into what makes these books great. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. You can order the the Diverse Spines x Loyalty subscription box (the June box or all 3 boxes) or snag a copy of the book below to be added to the event's registration list. You can also Click Here to register for the event with a donation amount of your choice, with donations going to BLM DC. Please email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions about the event and email orders@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions about your order. 


“Lovingly written and heartfelt. Ties That Tether is a beautiful exploration of culture, family, and romance. Azere’s journey to find her own voice should resonate with anyone who’s ever felt trapped between conflicting worlds and expectations.” —Helen HoangUSA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.


Jane Abieyuwa Igharo was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve. She has a journalism degree from the University of Toronto and works as a communications specialist in Ontario, Canada. When she isn't writing, she's watching "Homecoming" for the hundredth time and trying to match Beyoncé's vocals to no avail.


Jamise Harper is the creator of the #diversespines hashtag and the Diverse Spines book community on social media, which highlights literature by Black women and women of color. She is also the creator of Spines & Vines, a blog dedicated to book and wine pairings. She lives in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area.

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Event date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 3:00pm
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ISBN: 9780593101940
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Published: Berkley - September 29th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780593101964
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Published: Berkley Books - October 12th, 2021

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By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 19th, 2021