Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A New Nigerian Voice

Chinelo Okparanta's debut, Happiness, Like Water, focuses mainly on African women navigating intimate relationships and hard choices.  Raised in Nigeria and an immigrant to the U.S. (with an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, no less), Okparanta is a fresh, strong voice in fiction.  These stories are simply and deftly constructed.  I look forward to a novel from Okparanta!

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