Saturday, January 15, 2011

Voice of America by EC Osondu – review by Helon Habila

Yet another one.
Helon Habila applauds a collection that examines the Nigerian immigrant experience in the US

"In "A Letter from Home", an exasperated mother writes to her son: "Why have you not been sending me money through Western Union like other good Nigerian children in America do? You have also not visited home. Have you married a white woman? Do not forget that I have already found a wife for you. Her name is Ngozi. Her parents are good Christians and her mother belongs to the Catholic Women's League like me. Please do not spoil the good relationship I have built over the years with Ngozi's parents."

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