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Zikora - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (33)

 
  • ASIN: ‎ B08K942N84
  • Publisher: ‎ Amazon Original Stories (October 27, 2020)
  • Kindle: ‎ 4201 KB
  • Print: ‎ 29 pages


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The emotional storms weathered by a mother and daughter yield a profound new understanding in a moving short story by the bestselling, award-winning author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.

When Zikora, a DC lawyer from Nigeria, tells her equally high-powered lover that she’s pregnant, he abandons her. But it’s Zikora’s demanding, self-possessed mother, in town for the birth, who makes Zikora feel like a lonely little girl all over again. Stunned by the speed with which her ideal life fell apart, she turns to reflecting on her mother’s painful past and struggle for dignity. Preparing for motherhood, Zikora begins to see more clearly what her own mother wants for her, for her new baby, and for herself.



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction; Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essays We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.



REVIEW:
I heard so many great things about this author and their book, Americanah, that I had to read this short story to see what their writing style was all about.
I'm so happy that I did, and now I want more!
I may not be from Nigeria, but I felt this woman's pain. I've had a child. I've had a man turn his back on me and that child. I related to this story in so many ways. I felt every moment of it, even if only in empathy.
Oh I love the way this author chooses words. A few I needed to look up and familiarize myself with their meanings. I enjoy that though. Her choice of words are as a profound as the story itself. Yes, I definitely want more!


5/5




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Comments

  1. I love your review! I've have the audio on my Kindle and now I want to put it at the top of the list!

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  2. thanks for sharing your wonderful review
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. This sounds fantastic! I am going to have to give this one a try as well. :)

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