And After Many Days
A NovelBook - 2016
A lyrical, unforgettable debut novel depicting a nation and family in flux, from a shining new talent. During the rainy season of 1995, in bustling Port Harcourt, Nigeria, a family's life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of seventeen-year-old Paul Utu. As they grapple with the loss of their darling boy, they embark on a moving journey of immense power that changes their lives forever and shatters their once ordered family. Ajie's search for the truth uncovers hidden family secrets and reawakens long-forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and student protests serve as a backdrop. Ile's spellbinding ability to weave together personal and political loss until, inevitably, the two threads become nearly indistinguishable. Print run 40,000.
Publisher: New York :, Tim Duggan Books,, 2016
Branch Call Number: FIC Ile
Characteristics: 246 pages