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'Chigozie Obioma is a author to monitor' The Economist

Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a tender chicken farmer, sees a girl trying to leap to her loss of life from a road bridge. Horrified through her recklessness, Chinonso joins her at the roadside and hurls of his such a lot prized chickens into the water lower than to illustrate the severity of the autumn. the girl, Ndali, is moved by way of his sacrifice.

Bonded by means of this unusual evening at the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. yet Ndali is from a prosperous kinfolk, and after they formally item to the union simply because he's uneducated, Chinonso sells such a lot of his possessions to wait a small collage in Cyprus. as soon as in Cyprus, he discovers that each one isn't what it sort of feels. livid at an international which maintains to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso will get more and more clear of his dream, from Ndali and where he known as home.

In this modern twist of Homer's Odyssey, within the mythic type of the Igbo literary culture, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic concerning the stress among future and determination.

'Chigozie Obioma actually is the inheritor to Chinua Achebe' New York Time booklet Review

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