Everything Good will Come

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Everything Good Will Come - Sefi Atta (Paperback)


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It is 1971, a year after the Biafran War and Nigeria is under military rule – though state politics matter less than domestic tensions to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven year old girl. Will her mother, deeply religious since the death of her son, allow Enitan’s friendship with the new girl next door, the brash and beautiful Sheri Bakare. Everything Good Will Come charts the fate of these two girls, one born of privilege and the other, a lower class ‘half-caste’; one prepared to manipulate traditional gender norms, the other to defy them. The book imparts a wise and individual story of love, friendship, survival and the cost of divided loyalties. Everything Good Will Come won the inaugural Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in 2006