By E.C. Osondu
An electrifying debut from a winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing
E. C. Osondu is a fearless and passionate new author, whose tales echo the fun and struggles of a merciless, attractive global. His characters burst from the page—they struggle, beg, love, grieve, yet finally they're dreamers. Set in Nigeria and the us, Voice of the US strikes from the fears and desires of girls and boys in villages and refugee camps to the disillusionment and confusion of younger married dwelling in the USA, after which again to bustling Lagos.
In "Waiting," younger refugees make their method via one other day, struggling with for nutrition and hoping for a miracle that would hold them out of the camp; in "A uncomplicated Case," the boyfriend of a prostitute is rounded up through the neighborhood police and needs to appeal his fellow prisoners for defense and survival; and in "Miracle Baby," the rigors of being pregnant and mothers-in-law are laid naked in a woman’s go back to her fatherland. all of the eighteen tales the following possesses a voice straight away outstanding and stylish, taking pictures the dramatic lives of an unforgettable solid of characters.
Written with exhilarating power and heat, the tales of Voice of America are jam-packed with humor, pathos, and knowledge, marking the debut of a unprecedented new expertise.