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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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Everything meshed so well. Dec 25, Mwayi Louise Gowelo rated it liked it.

Mar 20, Precious Williams rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I tell myself I should be prepared for sexism, corruption and hypocrisy. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. The Lives of Others. One joins the Biafran side out of fear and is killed.

She meets Mike, an artist and falls in love with him. The political situations of the books are different, though both cover many brutal events, and Atta’s novel left me feeling a lot more optimistic and emotionally satisfied. Growing up, Enitan is torn between what is right for herself and what is right for her parent.

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I wanted to tell everyone, “I! The ending felt rushed and I expected the storyline to jump 10 more years so that we’d see Enitan as an older woman but what annoyed me the most about the ending is how she just left her husband Niyi without an explanation when throughout the novel, we’d been privy to what goes on in Enitan’s mind. It isa year after the Biafran War, and Nigeria is under military rule—though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start.


Mike is the first man whom Enitan really likes when esfi comes back to Nigeria from college and he treats her well.

However, the situation became volatile with bg military coups that were led mostly by corrupt Hausa vome officers. Through family tragedy and war torn Nigeria, these two friends come of age, and define their strengths in different ways. Articles to be expanded from March All articles to be expanded Pages to import images to Wikidata Use dmy dates from October Finding a partner, religion and how it can affect the lady, miscarriages, delicate choices, evfrything — all is written about convincingly here.

Sure, the book opens inone year after the end of the Biafran war, and ends in Yet, the importance of religion to Mama Enitan is strong as she has lost her son to disease, suffers through a bad everythihg and is subject to the dual pressure put on all the Nigerian women that result from colonization and sexist societal attitudes; she turns to religion as one would self-medicate with drugs, alcohol or sexual everthing as an escape from reality.

In exchange for an easier lifestyle, she plays the role of housewife and does all of the cooking, cleaning, and care of her man.

This book just kept giving. The characters she uses and how they relate and interact with each other brings across a certain perspective and reality, more often that not, we as individuals face and decide how to handle.

He fills her head with such ideas but later when she grows up and uses his lessons against him he reverts to being a sexist male. Lists with This Book. Dec 11, Simbiat Adetugbobo rated it really liked it. I can see the flaws of Everything Good Will Comeand I can predict all the ways other readers might find it unappealing I’m sure the feminism in this book is considered too didactic by readers, the time-skipping structure doesn’t seem to lift the narrative well, the book didn’t always smoothly integrate its exposition, and I was alternately in love with or frustrated by the prose–but my favorite line was, “My mother was hollow, I thought.


Enitan just tells us her lifestory but I don’t really see a plot. Also, the section takes place in scenes showing us all the action awesome.

There is nothing tying all these scenarios together, except that they involve the same character and that the challenge of being a modern woman in Nigeria is a prominent theme.

Then, the complexity began evaporating. Dec 26, Ebehi rated it it was ok. Everything Good Will Come.

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Fortunately for eveyrthing, another coup leads to the suspension of the military junta and enthronement of democracy.

It seems separate from the story. Everything Good Will Come evokes the sights and smells of Africa while imparting a wise and universal story of love, friendship, prejudice, survival, politics, and the cost of divided loyalties.