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by Sefi Atta

    Publication Date: Jul 02, 2010
    List Price: $15.00
    Format: Paperback, 296 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781566568333
    Imprint: Interlink Books
    Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
    Parent Company: Interlink Pub Group Inc

    Paperback Description:

    A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature
    It is the mid-1980s in Lagos, Nigeria, and the government’s War against Indiscipline is in full operation. Amid poverty and tight rules and regulations, women especially must sacrifice dignity and safety in order to find work and peace. Tolani Ajao is a secretary working at Federal Community Bank. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani’s roommate and volatile friend Rose to persuade her to consider drug trafficking as an alternative means of making a living. Tolani’s struggle with temptation forces her to reconsider her morality and that of her mother, Arike; Swallow weaves the stories of the two women intricately together in a vivid, unforgettable portrayal of Tolani’s turbulent journey of self-discovery.

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