A Squatter's Tale

A Squatter's Tale

A Squatter s Tale A series of stories within a story all narrated by Obi a young hopeful Nigerian immigrant in America

  • Title: A Squatter's Tale
  • Author: Ike Oguine
  • ISBN: 9780435906559
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • A series of stories within a story, all narrated by Obi, a young, hopeful Nigerian immigrant in America.

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    Probably 60% of the books in the Heinemann's "African Writers Series" offer some kind of coming of age in a changing Africa and/or coming to terms with expatriate/refugee existence somewhere in the world's hard to reach affluent countries. Ike Oguine contributes a mature, unsentimental and quick-reading novel to this collection. Oguine avoids preciousness, folklore and self-pity, which is awesome. In fact, his protagonist (It's hard not to assume this is an extremely auto-biographical piece) is [...]

    This was a set text during my African Studies course - It was striking as a tale of immigration and hardship that many Nigerians experienced in the 1980s and 90s; some of what Oguine talks about is echoed in Chimamanda Adichie's new book, Americanah - so this would be a good read if you like or liked the perspective on 1990s Nigeria that Adichie's book gives. Oguine's prose is effective rather than elegant, but his story moves forward with good momentum, and there are some choice scenes and situ [...]

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