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Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta

Under the Udala Trees - Chinelo Okparanta

Ijeoma is a plant that was forced to grow a certain way. Growing up in conservative Nigeria after the Biafran War, there is only one correct way for a female to live her life: she must grow up, get married, and have children. Anything else is wrong. Anything else is an abomination, as Ijeoma is told over and over again by her mother. Chinelo Okparant’s Under the Udala Trees is a novel that wears its message firmly on its sleeve. It asks readers to consider what’s it like to spend years living by everyone else’s dictates about how to live, who to love, when one has already found love…with someone of the same sex...

 

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