A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.
In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.
Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.₵55.00
Welcome to Zack’s world — in which he plays a rich confusion of roles. He didn’t plan to be a father, but now that baby Yanis is on the scene he’s determined to take parenting seriously, perhaps dealing with some of the dark shadows of his past en route..
As for being a husband, he’s wanted that for a long time — but the volatile Kemi he loves so much doesn’t make it easy for him. And neither does the office temptress, Maxine! Then there is the part of the up-and-coming big shot corporate lawyer.
Zack’s determined to be a success, but will he have to learn the hard way about choosing between personal integrity and compromise? He also recently become a born-again believer. Is Zack just trying to please the Bible-hugging Kemi or will he make sense of the whole God thing for himself?₵20.00₵20.00