Monday, January 16, 2017

Reader's Diary #1437- Chika Unigwe: The Smell of Home

If you've every contemplated how unfair it is that some of the most beautiful places on Earth also have the worst poverty, worst corruption, and so on, the protagonist in Chika Unigwe's "The Smell of Home" suggests it's God's way of providing balance in the world. As in, no one gets complete paradise, no one gets complete hell.

If you've assumed this is a political story, it is. Though the case is made that in Nigeria everything is politics. But surprisingly there's also an uplifting love story that emerges. It's quite beautiful really.

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