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Everything Good Will Come has ratings and 90 reviews. karen said: in my mind, because i am notoriously illiterate when it comes time to read the back. Everything Good Will Come is about the coming-of-age of Enitan, the chief character, as she develops from a gripping aura of innocence to an. Abstract. Sefi Atta’s debut novel Everything Good Will Come () examines the growing up of a child from adolescence to adulthood. Through these various.

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The coups also generated ethnic violence between the different groups and tension was high.

The Boy on the Bridge. Differences, yes, but sometimes connections, too. Feminism is everywhere in this book. By the last pages, I was reading to finish the book. Sheri is also a part of the story from the very beginning. Everything Good Will Come.

Yet when they meet back in Lagos, the relationship is not what it should be. Please everytying the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. She also grows up in a family with more than one wife. I appreciated observing how Enitan’s views on her place as a woman in Nigerian society and her understanding of man-woman relationships evolved over time, even though sometimes her bluster was somewhat grating at eveyrthing.

Everything Good Will Come

Published January 13th by Interlink Books first published January 12th It started out interesting enough. Her characters and settings are interesting, her ideas well-expressed and her scenes vivid. Whenever I read foreign books, they never explained the simplest things, like snow. Many readers have apparently disliked Enitan. One of my favorite passages is when Enitan is struck with the idea that she could in fact be correctly labeled a feminist–not just because she’s an outspoken woman–and thinks about the frustrating categorization of women: Mar 20, Anastasia rated it liked it Shelves: The main crux of the book is the struggles of a Nigerian woman to be heard, seen and respected for who evwrything is in a Nigeria led by the military government, a woman’s constant battle in a patriarchal society eveyrthing what she can do to fight her battles regardless of hindrances and pullin A fierce story about a Nigerian lady privileged financially from birth but had to go through a not so happy childhood with her parents constant fights.


Feb 19, Megan added it Shelves: Enitan and her father spent time in prison due to their rebellion. The book follows their journey into adulthood and the choices they have had to make.

Niyi only helps take care of Enitan when their situation is at an extreme and the baby is in danger after Enitan’s mother dies. Finding a partner, religion and how it can affect the lady, miscarriages, delicate choices, etc — all is written about convincingly here. Throughout the story Enitan describes her perception of the ways and beliefs of her mother’s church.

I really don’t care about her. Born inSefi Atta was only seven years ccome when the novel begins. The official book description focuses on childhood, but that part of the book is very brief. Everything Good Will Come is partly a coming-of-age novel.

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The main character Enitan’s father, Sunny, sverything a lawyer and has two fellow lawyers as friends. Nov 20, Madolyn Chukwu rated it really liked it. Anyway, back to the book. The aftermath of Sheri’s rape leads to a partial termination of their friendship and Sheri being sent to the hospital due to an attempt to give herself an abortion.


From the beginning I believed whatever I was told, downright lies even, about how best to behave, although I had my own inclinations. Return to Book Page. However, the situation became volatile with back-to-back military coups that were led mostly by corrupt Hausa military officers.

There is less emotional ambiguity in its ending. This was my first reading from this author, I quickly became a fan. If I spoke to her that way, she would never understand.