The famous Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new book in stores and we are here to let you know all the deets before you get your hands on it.
This is the award-winning author’s newest fiction since her 2013 novel Americanah. Zikora, the standalone short story, explores one woman’s bumpy road to motherhood. While in quarantine, she entertained us with readings of her past work, from Americanah to new exciting tales.
“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, arriving 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 reflection on her mother’s painful past and struggles 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.”
However, even if we never get a special Instagram read-a-long from Adichie herself, a masterful audiobook is available to listen to, narrated by actress Adepero Oduye.