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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Her rebellious nature is first seen when she defies her mother’s wishes and leaves the house on Sundays to play with the girl next door, Sheri, who is considered “yellow” goodd her father is Muslim and her mother is a white English woman. 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. You’ve successfully reported this review.

It isa year after the Biafran War, and Nigeria is under military rule–though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start.

The main difference lies in the different political atmosphere each generation faces. Newer Post Clme Post Home. Then, the complexity began evaporating.

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At the same time, reflecting the resilience of the Logosians whose lives she explores, humour is almost constant, effervescent, most often with a satirical slant Nov 01, Emma rated it liked it. They would not let go until there was nothing but shreds, and I would not let go until I was heard. And for the better informed: The dialogue is endless banter, and frustratingly redundant.

Dec 26, Ebehi rated it it was ok. A Bit of Difference. From Ikoyi bordering the Marina, to the south nearing Yoruba towns, every part is reawakened and alive: At the beginning of the novel we see how different characters view the war and react to it.

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View all 4 comments. Enitan is raised in a divided home struggling to identify herself in the midst of her mother’s strong religious beliefs and her father’s manipulative political ways. The title is like a prayer, a mantra. I wanted to get to know her, I wanted to really get into her world and connect with her but her appearances in the book were hy and scarce, what a shame!! Stamped from the Beginning. This book contains the seeds of at least three excellent novels; I wish the author had chosen and nurtured one bt them rather than stuffing seemingly everything she wanted to write all into one book.

Their friendship builds as they continue to defy Enitan’s mother by seeing each other.

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This relation bood fact and fiction gives the reader insight to how likely and the effect politics could play a role within each character’s life. Sheri is a sassy young girl sassy with a rebellious nature, constantly testing those around her, while craving the attention of any male. Who wants to marry him anyway?

I have read no fewer than three books in the last few months with this same problem, the inexplicable marriage of our heroine to a guy with no redeeming qualities, who of course turns out to be a turd. Atta clearly tries to do what Emecheta did with her feminist rants, only it’s not well embedded. This is award-winning novel is an iridescent introduction to a fascinating nation. The Marrying of Chani Kaufman. I’m so sad that this book didn’t turn out to be a better read for me.

Interlink Books October 31, Pages: What a technically flawed mess! It makes me love this book even more. Come here and everythhing our country like one of their bloody teacakes. I was sorry when I came to the end. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. It isa year after the Biafran War, and Nigeria is under military rule–though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting eveything school to start.

It was published by Interlink World Fiction in December 28, Imprint: I will describe the older Enitan everythlng childish, confused, self-centered, indecisive and antagonistic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One of the things that I most appreciated about it was that the protagonist, Enitan, makes very conscientious decisions about what she wants for her life, about being a “modern woman,” among other thintgs.


All 20th century settings, all employed heroines with college degrees and a reasonable sense of self-esteem.

When the war starts we see how the allegiance of these friends are divided. I loved how the author took her time to tell her story. The friendship between the two women is the most attractive thing about the narrative to me and Sheri’s sparkiness provides some needed leaven. The main crux of the book is the struggles of a Nigerian woman to be heard, seen and respected for who she is in a Nigeria led by the military government, a woman’s constant battle in a patriarchal society and what she can do to fight her battles regardless of hindrances and pullin A fierce story about a Nigerian lady privileged financially from birth but had to go through a not so happy childhood with her parents constant fights.

Niyi is Enitan’s husband with whom she later has a child. I find her a more natural and believable character than Enitan whose idealism and actions seem somewhat contrived.

It’s in this friendship that the character’s differences shine through and like all well-described relationships, we begin to understand what makes these characters tick and we find out what we like or dislike about them. There are no delusions in Atta’s novel, no romanticisation or overstating of a case. I saw that in the past I’d been inclined to want to break rocks, stamping my feet and throwing tantrums when I couldn’t.

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