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Love is power, or something like that : stories

Author: A Igoni Barrett
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of short stories set in modern-day Nigeria, including "The Worst Thing That Happened," in which an old-age pensioner with numerous children struggles to find someone to pick her up from cataract surgery.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Igoni Barrett
ISBN: 9781555976408 1555976409 0701187395 9780701187392
OCLC Number: 812068776
Description: 199 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The worst thing that happened --
Dream chaser --
The shape of a full circle --
Love is power, or something like that --
My smelling mouth problem --
Trophy --
The little girl with budding breasts and a bubblegum laugh --
Godspeed and perpetua --
A Nairobi story of comings and goings.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: A. Igoni Barrett.

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Where sex is a currency, or a weapon. Where power ends in corruption, or violence. Where the worst thing to happen is for the best, sometimes. This title includes nine stories of cavort jealous  Read more...

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"One of the finest writers around. Known for the raw energy of his prose and characters that feel alive on the page, I encourage you to put this on your list of must-reads for 2013" Guardian Read more...

 
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