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Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Is Love Still Love If It Is Entangled With Violence From a Parent?

In Speak No Evil, Uzodinma Iweala highlights some of the realities of growing up in a Nigerian immigrant household in the U.S. Things get real for the Ikemadu family when Niru’s dad, Obi, discovers Niru is queer; “It is an abomination!” The novel tells the heartbreaking story that unfolds. Uzodinma does a …

The Thing Around Your Neck

What Does It Mean to Be a Nigerian Immigrant in America?

The Thing Around Your Neck centers on Nigerians, the Nigerian diaspora, and the performance of living between two cultures. These short stories explore what connects us to each other and our country of origin. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is adept at telling stories about the Nigerian immigrant experience in the U.S. and …

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a True Classic

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe was the book that sparked our desire to reclaim my time! We do this by -only- mostly reading stories written by Black and African authors. In re-reading Things Fall Apart as an adult, I see things a bit differently— at least in my conclusions about Okonkwo. …