A Good Name - Essential Prose Series (Paperback)Yejide Kilanko (author)
Twelve years in America and Eziafa Okereke has nothing to show for it. Desperate to re-write his story, Eziafa returns to Nigeria to find a woman he can mold to his taste. Eighteen-year-old Zina has big dreams. An arranged marriage to a much older man isn't one of them. Trapped by family expectations, Zina marries Eziafa, moves to Houston, and trains as a nurse. Buffeted by a series of disillusions, the couple stagger through a turbulent marriage until Zina decides to change the rules of engagement.
Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 25 mm
"Yejide Kilanko's A Good Name is a layered, fast-paced, and emotionally complex novel. Written in a beguilingly accessible language, it brims with dramatic surprises. It is a much-needed and quite engaging contribution to the conversation around the cultural and other forces that shape the immigrant experience." -- Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc.
"While never losing sight of her characters' radiant humanity, Kilanko writes about the consequential weight of cultural expectations with a beauty and insight that is both profound and universal." -- Lauren B Davis, author of The Grimoire of Kensington Market, The Empty Room, and Our Daily Bread
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?