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Sunday, January 17, 2016

****And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile

  • Author was raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and currently resides in London, b. 1980
  • This book takes place in Ile's hometown, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • A Early Reviewer's book
  • to be published February 2016, USA
  • Book designer: Lauren Dong

Setting:  1995 Port Harcourt Nigeria, during a radical time of change, violence & corruption

Draw yourself a straight line, walk backwards on it to erase your footsteps and you will trip and crack your skull. Straddle the two sides of a stream and you will unhinge your hips. Be unstable as waters and you will not excel.

Jowhor Ile's writing is beautiful and quietly captivating. There is a slow rhythmic quality to his work that dances back and forth through time as the story unfolds. Despite themes of political and personal greed and corruption, Ile's narrative remains elegant throughout.  I look forward to future work by this new literary voice.

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