I have to start off by saying how biased I was with my book selection. I gravitated towards this title solely based on my Nigerian ethnicity and heightened awareness of influential women. Nonetheless, anyone can pick this book up and fall in love with it like I did. I borrowed this from my sister Jeanny while visiting her in Houston; she has so many cultural books in her collection. I’m usually drawn to autobiographies and memoirs about male figures, but the fact that I shared ethnicity with the author forced me to give it a shot.
I won’t lie, the book started off tepid. The introduction of characters seemed sporadic and confusing, and the traditions of the Mannobe village (the setting of the book) seemed to carry on forever. Once I got a quarter through the book, the plot started to piece together. If you love proverbs that are easy to digest, good storytelling and an unpredictable love tale, pick up this book. It’s a bit lengthy even though it’s only about 350 pages (the print is really small!). My main take away from the book is really simple “There never really is a right person, only a right time.” I’m a single guy yaddamean, and just like everyone else I’m looking for the right woman. It is only at God’s designated time however, that I will find the right woman. *Let the church say Amen!!!!
Do you have any good books written by Nigerian/African women? Let me know! I am eager to dive into more titles.