Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

cover of the book Under The Udala TreesUnder The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Genre: Award Winner; Fiction
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Published: 2016
Publisher: Granta Books
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Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 336
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ISBN: 9781847088369
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A triumphant love story that follows the life of one woman from the chaos of Nigeria’s 1968 civil war through loss, marriage and motherhood. One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma’s father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a relationship that will shake the foundations of Ijeoma’s faith, test her resolve and flood her heart. In this masterful novel of faith, love and redemption, Okparanta takes us from Ijeoma’s childhood in war-torn Biafra, through the perils and pleasures of her blossoming sexuality, her wrong turns, and into the everyday sorrows and joys of marriage and motherhood. As we journey with Ijeoma we are drawn to the question: what is the value of love and what is the cost? A triumphant love story written with beauty and delicacy, Under the Udala Trees is a hymn to those who’ve lost and a prayer for a more compassion
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