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Everything Good Will Come

by Sefi Atta

Everything Good Will Come Synopsis

It is 1971, a year after the Biafran War, and Nigeria is under military rule. The politics of the state matter less to eleven-year-old Enitan than whether her mother, now deeply religious since the death of Enitan's brother, will allow her friendship with the new girl next door, the brash and beautiful Sheri Bakare. Everything Good Will Come charts the unusual friendship and fate of these two girls; one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it. Enitan's is the story of a fiercely intelligent, strong young woman coming of age in a culture that still insists on feminine submission. She sees the poverty and knows about the brutal military dictatorship but it is not until politics invades her own family that she defies her husband and moves from bystander to activist. She bucks the familial and political systems until she is confronted with the one desire that is too precious to forfeit in the name of personal freedom-her desire for a child.

Everything Good Will Come Press Reviews

Atta is a seasoned and masterful storyteller. - Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives; ''An original, witty coming-of-age tale... an iridescent introduction to a fascinating nation.'-Observer Magazine; 'There is wit, intelligence and a delicious irreverence in this book.' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; 'Beautifully paced... a country struggling to find its post-Independence identity.' Times Literary Supplement; 'Every part is reawakened and alive: red, throbbing, like the heartbeat of a healthy newborn... I was sorry when I came to the end.' Buchi Emecheta

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912408528
Publication date: 15th August 2019
Author: Sefi Atta
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sefi Atta

Sefi Atta is the author of Everything Good Will Come, Swallow, News from Home, A Bit of Difference and Sefi Atta: Selected Plays. Sefi has received several literary awards, including the 2006 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa and the 2009 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC and her stage plays have been performed internationally. She divides her time between the USA, UK and Nigeria

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