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Vivid powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria Power or Kindle #180 from a talented young author One of the Love is PDFEPUB or Millions 's Most Anticipated Books of When it comes to love things are not is Power or Kindle #209 always what they seem In contemporary Lagos a young boy may pose as a woman is Power or Something Like PDF or online and a maid may be suspected of sl. This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family while his alcoholic mother flounders a man who can t open his mouth for fear of his overwhelming halitosis a man who pretends to be a woman to lure unsuspecting men from around the world a corrupt police officer trying to understand the wrong in him each story reveals people s deepest flaws and the ways they try to overcome them

Summary é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ A. Igoni Barrett

Love is Power or Something Like That

F the Lagos bus system A minor policeman full of the authority and corruption of his uniform beats his wife A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over three generations With humor and tenderness Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria where desire is a means to an end and love is a power as real as money.. Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully formed African characters preoccupied with the problems of day to day living and loving laugh out loud humor unusual points of view a sympathy for the characters failings and an overall rigor to the writing as though the author is convinced that the stories he has to tell are new fresh relevant And indeed they are My favorites in this collection are Love Is Power or Something Like That My Smelling Mouth Problem so ridiculously funny The Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum Laugh so bold so disturbing and Godspeed and Perpetua deeply moving And now it has occurred to me that I have just listed half the stories in the collection Here s the truth each story is delicious in its own way Barrett has outdone himself Infinitely re readable

A. Igoni Barrett ✓ 9 Summary

Eeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife’s confidante Men and women can be objects of fantasy the subject of beery solilouies They can be trophies or status symbols Or they can be overwhelming in their needIn these wide ranging stories A Igoni Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos o. I think I like the idea of short stories than I like short stories themselves However when well executed they can be magnificent Same holds true for novellas in some instancesThis group of nine short stories eight based in Nigeria and one in Kenya are well written there s certainly no denying that They also stick with you long after you ve read them You feel emotionally attached to several of these stories and they have a powerful intensity to them However I kept thinking there was something lacking that I just couldn t put my finger on and then it hit me Some of these stories just never reached a satisfying conclusion for me Not that they didn t end the way I would have preferred but they seemed to lose steam about a third of the way through It s unfortunate because otherwise it s a good collection withstanding that issue with humor heartbreak and love35 starsMy favesGodspeed and Perpetua the bestThe Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum LaughA Nairobi story of comings and goingsThe Shape of a Full Circle


10 thoughts on “Love is Power or Something Like That

  1. says:

    The collection of nine stories by A Igoni Barrett is a thought provoking read that gives a good start to a reading year Most of these stories except perhaps for the last one are set in Nigeria It is this setting that provides one of the greatest strengths for the collection Nigeria is brought alive in these shor

  2. says:

    This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family while his alcoholic mother flounders a man who can't open his mouth for fear of his overwhelming halitosis a man who pretends to be a woman to lure unsuspecting men from around the world a corr

  3. says:

    Love is Power or Something Like That hopefully heralds what I hope will be the breakthrough of a very talented writer I read each of the nine stories with mounting excitement There is not one false note or one less than sterling story in the bunch The theme is loosely about love “Love means you make me happy until you don’t but

  4. says:

    I think I like the idea of short stories than I like short stories themselves However when well executed they can be magnificent Sa

  5. says:

    A collection of stories of uncommon power A few did not grab several wallopped me A rich and talented writer

  6. says:

    No Didn't finish this one Got bored and was to actually start the 'Love is Power or something like that' story when my urge decided not all books should be read And since I don't want to shelf it elsewhere letting bygones be bygones Done with this one

  7. says:

    Barrett is amazing at capturing a tone of a character in a few sentences which makes these short stories driven by the people they are about than the woefulness that befalls them And woe is plentifulNever melodram

  8. says:

    Just badI only read the first two stories because neither of them were remotely impressive In fact they were uite bad in my opinion and I felt that if the author couldn't win me over with the first two stories then the book was eith

  9. says:

    Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize ful

  10. says:

    I poured through the nine stories of this book in just under a day This is officially my new favourite short story collection Every story has deeply complex characters whose flaws you may not forgive but you do come to understand The author took the archetypal character models and humanized them which is sth th