Sefi Atta Everything Good Will Come

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Everything Good Will Come introduces an important new voice in contemporary fiction. With insight and a lyrical wisdom, Nigerian-born Sefi Atta has written a powerful and eloquent story set in her African homeland. It is 1971, and Nigeria is under military rule-- though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start. Will her mother, who has become deeply religious since the death of Enitan's brother, allow her friendship with the new girl next door, Sheri Bakare? This novel charts the fate of these two Nigerian girls, one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it. Written in the voice of Enitan, against the backdrop of political turmoil in Nigeria, Everything Good Will Come is Enitan's story; one of a fiercely intelligent, strong young woman living in a culture that still insists on feminine submission.

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Sefi Atta was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England, and the United States, and is a graduate of the creative writing program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her short stories have won awards from Red Hen Press, Zoetrope, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, and the BBC. She is a two-time winner of the BBC's African Performance Competition for plays, and in 2002, the opening section of Everything Good Will Come was short-listed for the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa.

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"[A] book of spirit and an inspiration for anyone who has ever been in opposition to societal or cultural norms." -- Kathleen Cain, Bloomsbury Review

Finalist, Multicultural Fiction, Independent Publisher Book Awards --

"Atta's achievement in this novel is impressive in many ways. Thematically, her work is wide-ranging and yet powerfully focused, the different areas of concern drawn together so that they inform each other."--Chris Dunton, The Sunday Independent

"Reading Everything Good Will Come, you can feel the dust and the sun. This award-winning novel is an iridescent introduction to a fascinating nation."--Tom Templeton, The Observer Magazine

"Again and again Atta's writing tugs at the heart, at the conscience. At the same time, reflecting the resilience of the Lagosians whose lives she explores..."--Sunday Independent, South Africa

"This is a courageous story about friendship and self-discovery, it is a rallying cry to women to speak out in a world that tries to muzzle them." --Helen Habila, author of Waiting for an Angel

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