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S confidante Men and women can be objects of fantasy the subject of beery solilouies They can be trophies or status symbols Or they can be overwhelming in their needIn these wide ranging stories A Igoni Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos of the Lagos bus system A mino A collection of stories of uncommon power A few did not grab several wallopped me A rich and talented writer The Breach of Crowns people from all stations of life A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos of the Lagos bus system A mino A collection of stories of uncommon Icebergs power A few did not grab several wallopped me A rich and talented writer

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R policeman full of the authority and corruption of his uniform beats his wife A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over three generations With humor and tenderness Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria where desire is a means to an end and love is a power as real as mon Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully formed African characters preoccupied with the problems of day to day living and loving laugh out loud humor unusual points of view a sympathy for the characters failings and an overall rigor to the writing as though the author is convinced that the stories he has to tell are new fresh relevant And indeed they are My favorites in this collection are Love Is Power or Something Like That My Smelling Mouth Problem so ridiculously funny The Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum Laugh so bold so disturbing and Godspeed and Perpetua deeply moving And now it has occurred to me that I have just listed half the stories in the collection Here s the truth each story is delicious in its own way Barrett has outdone himself Infinitely re readable Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus policeman full of the authority and corruption of his uniform beats his wife A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch poverty as The Doctors Dating Bargain poor choices unfurl over three generations With humor and tenderness Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria where desire is a means to an end and love is a The Collection power as real as mon Without a doubt this was the best book I Whispers of Feathers picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the Entrepreneurial Vernacular page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully formed African characters Advanced C Programming by Example preoccupied with the Poslije svega (After, problems of day to day living and loving laugh out loud humor unusual Die Herrenschneiderei points of view a sympathy for the characters failings and an overall rigor to the writing as though the author is convinced that the stories he has to tell are new fresh relevant And indeed they are My favorites in this collection are Love Is Power or Something Like That My Smelling Mouth Problem so ridiculously funny The Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum Laugh so bold so disturbing and Godspeed and Perpetua deeply moving And now it has occurred to me that I have just listed half the stories in the collection Here s the truth each story is delicious in its own way Barrett has outdone himself Infinitely re readable

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Vivid powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria from a talented young author One of the Millions 's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 When it comes to love things are not always what they seem In contemporary Lagos a young boy may pose as a woman online and a maid may be suspected of sleeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife’ This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family while his alcoholic mother flounders a man who can t open his mouth for fear of his overwhelming halitosis a man who pretends to be a woman to lure unsuspecting men from around the world a corrupt police officer trying to understand the wrong in him each story reveals people s deepest flaws and the ways they try to overcome them The Exploration of the Male Anatomy powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria from a talented young author One of the Millions 's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 When it comes to love things are not always what they seem In contemporary Lagos a young boy may Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals pose as a woman online and a maid may be suspected of sleeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife’ This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family while his alcoholic mother flounders a man who can t open his mouth for fear of his overwhelming halitosis a man who All Night Long (Nannies, pretends to be a woman to lure unsuspecting men from around the world a corrupt Bronze Age Mindset police officer trying to understand the wrong in him each story reveals The Freeze-Frame Revolution people s deepest flaws and the ways they try to overcome them


10 thoughts on “Love is Power or Something Like That

  1. says:

    The collection of nine stories by A Igoni Barrett is a thought provoking read that gives a good start to a reading year Most of these stories except perhaps for the last one are set in Nigeria It is this setting that provides one of the greatest strengths for the collection Nigeria is brought alive in these short stories and for anyone that has remotely interacted with a Nigerian they will see how truthfully they have been represented by

  2. says:

    This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family while his alcoholic mother flounders a man who can't open his mouth for fear of his overwhelming halitosis a man who pretends to be a woman to lure unsuspecting men from around the world a corrupt police o

  3. says:

    Love is Power or Something Like That hopefully heralds what I hope will be the breakthrough of a very talented writer I read each of the nine stories with mounting excitement There is not one false note or one less than sterling story

  4. says:

    I think I like the idea of short stories than I like short stories themselves However when well executed they can be magnificent Same holds true for novellas in some instancesThis group of nine short stories eight based in Nigeria

  5. says:

    A collection of stories of uncommon power A few did not grab several wallopped me A rich and talented writer

  6. says:

    No Didn't finish this one Got bored and was to actually start the 'Love is Power or something like that' story when my urge decided not all books should be read And since I don't want to shelf it elsewhere letting bygones be bygone

  7. says:

    Barrett is amazing at capturing a tone of a character in a few sentences which makes these short stories driven by the people they ar

  8. says:

    Just badI only read the first two stories because neither of them were remotely impressive In fact they were uite bad in my opinion and I felt that if the author couldn't win me over with the first two stories then the book was either a clearly not for me or b the author had seuenced the stories uestionably assuming there were better stories later on the book which is a generous assumptionThe first story The Wo

  9. says:

    Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully formed African characters preoccupied with the problems of day to day living and loving; l

  10. says:

    I poured through the nine stories of this book in just under a day This is officially my new favourite short story collection Every story has deeply complex characters whose flaws you may not forgive but you do come to understand The author took the archetypal character models and humanized them which is sth that would'

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