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By Sefi Atta
ISBN 978-0-9541570-4-3
Category Short stories
December 2009


From Zamfara up north to the Niger Delta down south with a finale in Lagos, this collection of stories and a novella are inspired by newspaper headlines and narrated by a range of Nigerian voices and are elevated to the realm of the sublime by Atta’s distinctive, clinical narrative skill.

Author's Biography

Sefi Atta is a graduate of the creative writing program at Antioch University. Her short stories have appeared in journals like Los Angeles Review and Mississipi Review. Her debut novel Everything Good Will Come was awarded the inaugural Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. She lives in Mississippi. 


“Sefi Atta is a brilliant artist… I have been very touched by the beauty and diversity and depth of these stories” - Uwem Akpan, author of ‘Say You're One of Them’ (Oprah Bookclub Selection)

“…steady, quiet, and yet bold narrative voice… a story teller who is so in tune with the suffering and other life happenstances of her characters” - Mohammed Naseehu Ali, author of The Prophet of Zongo Street

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Reader Comments

Fabulous short stories. The book was recommended to me by Amazon, which I usually don't go for, but I don't regret buying it at all.
loved it. easily my book of the year
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