Voice of America by E C Osondu

Voice of America

E C Osondu

The author's Nigerian roots are clearly portrayed through the myriad of characters featured in this short story collection. Set in Nigeria and America, tales of men and women, boys and girls are played out in a hard-hitting manner with a common factor present in each story: disillusionment. I warmed to each unique character as they battle for a better life; a far cry from the American dream.

Extract

These are our stories, and the stories of the men we married. Once we had dreams of growing old together and reminiscing of our early days in this land of big dreams; how could we have known that the underbelly of the black snake is white, and that the land of big dreams is also the land of huge nightmares?

Parallels
  • Burning Bright by Ron Rash
  • I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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