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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This novel charts the fate of these two Nigerian girls, one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it. I must warn you that some of the facts in the book can be hard to understand and relate to if you are not from the continent of Africa and aware of the culture. Although this passage is not representative of the novel or what it’s about, it was one of my favorite parts: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The last section started on pageand on pageI couldn’t take it anymore.

Everything Good Will Come

Since the trade capitals and oil reserves of Nigeria are located in the south, the Yoruba and Igbo naturally excelled in education and trades.

Never reverential, Enitan’s first-person narrative reveals the dynamic diversity within the city, the differences across class, generation, gender, faith, language, tradition, and individual character. The balance of power was well-regulated by the British so there were little ethnic conflicts. From the beginning I believed whatever I was told, downright lies even, about how best ggood behave, although I had my own inclinations.


Fortunately, there are still lots of scenes, although the narrative interruptions with Entian’s thoughts are increasing. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. It was entirely another to face an African dictatorship and tell them how to evsrything people like citizens.

Mike is the first man whom Enitan really likes when she comes back to Nigeria from college and he treats her well. Nov 05, Wazeera Sanni rated it liked it. Mar 24, Zanna rated it really liked it Shelves: Grace Ameh, a journalist, who now prints underground, is also arrested along with Enitan for their involvement in a reading session. Refresh and try again.

Enitan was only interesting because of the role she played in the dynamics of the relationship.

Again and again Atta’s wverything tugs at the heart, at the conscience. Throughout the novel the main character, Enitan, is faced with various personal entangelements connected with family troubles, rape, cheating boyfriends, and imprisonment.

At this point, living with her warring parents in Lagos, she becomes friends with her new nextdoor neighbour, a Muslim half-caste called Sheri. Everything Good Will Come is a bildungsroman that tells the story of Enitan, a young Nigerian woman growing up in her native homeland coping with the demands of the patriarchal society that encompasses her.

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Yet when they meet back in Lagos, the relationship is not what it should be. Worse yet, the social commentary went all the way to the end. Enitan’s character explores a lot of territory, and debates herself, her friends, her co-workers and her family about all of the issues which keep affecting her as she is discovering everythinv.


This enables Sheri and her family to take care of themselves without being supported by a man.

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Like a drum, she could seize my heartbeat, but that was all. Aug 12, Nate C. Niyi is Enitan’s husband with whom she later has a child. How to write a great review.

Everything Good Will Come introduces an important new voice in contemporary fiction. Bottom line, we all have choices and no one is a permanent victim of circumstance. The Marrying of Chani Kaufman. Bodies usually showed up days later, bloated, stiff and rotten.

The dialogue is endless banter, and frustratingly redundant. Dec 11, Simbiat Everyhing rated it really liked it.

Through family tragedy and war torn Nigeria, these two friends come of age, and define their strengths in different ways. Crafted in the manner of a skilled storyteller, her book is as engaging as it is enlightening. It portrays the complicated society and history of Nigeria through