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Atta...delivers on the promise of her well-received early work with this breakout which is at once an American successor to classic Nigerian literature and a commentary on how the English-speaking world reads Africa...Wholly believable, especially in its nuanced approach to racial identity, the story feels extremely modern while excelling at the novelist’s traditional task: finding the common reality between strangers and rendering alien circumstances familiar.Publishers Weekly
This book is an example of the rewards of small moments and understated expression...Sefi Atta deserves attention, both for what she says and for how she says it.David Maine, Pop Matters
We see too little writing from Africa, particularly from women. Prize-winning author Sefi Atta shows here how a small difference can go a long way. Deola is Nigerian, fortysomething and bored with her job at a London aid agency. She is also caught between African and Western expectations. She takes a trip back to Africa and gets pregnant - with the fear of AIDS. This novel is about the clash of cultures, but also the hybrid self that results. Strong stuff, and well told.Lucy Sussex, The Sydney Morning Herald
this tiny crack
in our lives
wind and rain strewn
stranded on the limen
that space between
water and sky
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