Terra Cotta Beauty (by Jola Naibi)
Follow the daily lives, loves, and hopes of an entire community in Jola Naibi's moving debut, "Terra Cotta Beauty." A carefully crafted selection of short stories, this collection examines life in Lagos, Nigeria, during the era of military rule. It reveals the struggles, loves, and hopes of a disparate group of people whose lives always manage to intersect-sometimes in the most devastating of ways. With each brief conversation and split-second decision containing consequences that reach further than anyone could ever imagine, each of the book's seven tales is a delicate thread that helps form the social fabric of a nation divided. From a woman whose journalist husband is jailed for criticizing the government to a man's reluctant descent into crime, "Terra Cotta Beauty" acts as a carefully crafted ode to the essence of Lagos itself: its people.
- 1491271671, 9781491271674