Zikora - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Reading Challenge Category: Just wanted to read
When Zikora, a DC lawyer from Nigeria, tells her equally high-powered lover that she’s pregnant, he abandons her. But it’s Zikora’s demanding, self-possessed mother, in town for the birth, who makes Zikora feel like a lonely little girl all over again. Stunned by the speed with which her ideal life fell apart, she turns to reflecting on her mother’s painful past and struggle for dignity. Preparing for motherhood, Zikora begins to see more clearly what her own mother wants for her, for her new baby, and for herself.
Wow, this felt so much longer than just 35 pages long, and not in a bad way. It was a full-blown story with full descriptions and events. There was a back story, and you really felt like you got to know Zikora. You knew what she was feeling, and it was beautifully written so that you actually wanted everything good in life for her. There were other characters in the story as well, and you even got to know them a little bit. I really can’t believe how much was packed into such a short space. The only downside was the ending. It did end quite abruptly, I was hoping for a little more closure, but there isn’t any. I think that is the point though; this is Zikora’s new normal and she has to come to terms with her life now. I do enjoy Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books and the cultural differences portrayed in them, and this one was no different. A fantastic and enticing short story about a difficult situation.
- Date Started
- 29th November 2020
- Date Finished
- 30th November 2020
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