Everything Good Will Come has ratings and 90 reviews. karen said: in my mind, because i am notoriously illiterate when it comes time to read the back. Everything Good Will Come is about the coming-of-age of Enitan, the chief character, as she develops from a gripping aura of innocence to an. Abstract. Sefi Atta’s debut novel Everything Good Will Come () examines the growing up of a child from adolescence to adulthood. Through these various.

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The Hausa excelled in the military field and made up most of the colony’s military forces.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Sheri is a mistress to a Muslim brigadier, who pays for her living and gives Sheri a good life.

The parents are now caricatures of a divorced, resentful couple. It was entirely another to face an African dictatorship and tell them how to treat people like citizens. Women are not presidents. We Need New Names.

The idea of universalism is shown that by the fact that lthough the wll of these countries may seem very different, they all face many of the same issues. Jul 07, Ifeoluwa rated it liked it Shelves: Skyscrapers may rise and roads may be built, but the old attitudes remain, by and large unexamined and unchallenged. Oct 30, Garryvivianne rated it liked it. At an age when other Coje girls were masters at ten-ten, the game in which we stamped our feet in rhythm and tried to outwit partners with sudden knee jerks, my favorite moments were spent sitting on a jetty pretending to fish.

The long lasting smell on your fingers. The relaxed tempo of the narrative allows for proper character development. At the beginning of their relationship Niyi is just like her father and tells her to stand up for her rights when the men at her job try to take advantage of her in a work-related way.

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The significance of Everything Good Will Come lies within the historical perspective Sefi Atta uses to look at her character’s life. She has ata seen firsthand the more traditional side of her culture which certainly influences her decision to live as a mistress in order to survive.

With insight and a lyrical wisdom, Nigerian-born Sefi Atta has written a powerful and eloquent story set in her African homeland.

This never occurred to me, until an English friend once commented on how my accent changed whenever I spoke to my Nigerian defi.

In the beginning Enitan witnesses the rape of her friend Sheri, which causes Enitan to withdraw from Sheri. Unlike a lot of African literature, this book seems aimed more at insiders than outsiders unsurprising since it specifically discusses this issuewith the result that the story and setting seem complex and authentic, although some of the dialogue was confusing to me as an American reader. When she became pregnant after the rape she aborted her baby with a clothes hanger, making herself barren in the process.

Born inSefi Atta was only seven years in when the novel begins.

Its protagonist is Enitan who is eleven at the start of the book. Click for full cover. Apr 09, Loulose rated it really liked it.

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But it is Sefi Atta’s courage in choosing to look at her fictional world through fiercely feminist lenses that I most admired. Enitan is a strong female lead in the novel who fights the traditional male dominant culture that she lives in.

Enitan just tells us her lifestory but I don’t really see a plot. This causes her to always speak her mind when it comes to her rights even in the face of adversity. Everything Good will Come CL first read: Like a drum, she could seize my heartbeat, but that was all.


Currently, all tribes of Nigeria are functioning in a cooperative manner though underlying tension still strains the relationship.

How you were driven to trample it, then loathed it after it became soiled. Sheri is now a secondary character. The Hairdresser of Harare.

Everything Good Will Come

It follows the life of a woman as she grows up and becomes a lawyer. The argument against colonialism is discussed by the characters: It seems separate from the ayta. She lives in Mississippi with her husband Gboyega Ransome-Kuti, a medical doctor, and their daughter, Temi. Atta lives in Meridian, Mississippi, with her husband and daughter, and teaches at Meridian Community College.

Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come: A Synopsis : African Reviews

Sheri knows how to take advantage of the fact that men often stray from their marriages in Nigeria and it is even considered normal to have more than one wife or women on the side. She meets Mike, an artist and falls in love with him. Atta and explaining to her why her choices for the novel are bad, how it is a breach of the reader’s trust, and in what ways she can fix it throw the last section in the incinerator and rewrite is like the first. Nov 01, Emma rated it liked it.

Scenes have become long narrative exposes in Entian’s head, and they are about the demise of Nigeria, the political situation in Nigeria, the perception of Nigeria In the Yoruba and Igbo tribes in the eastern parts of Nigeria Christianity is the dominate religion because of the early and quick success of the Christian missionaries when they arrived; construction of Anglican and other Christian churches followed.