Happiness, Like Water

By Chinelo Okparanta
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544003453, 196pp.)

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

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A moving debut story collection centered on Nigerian women, as they build lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, and the burden and strength of love.

About the Author
One of Granta s six New Voices for 2012, CHINELO OKPARANTA grew up a Jehovah s Witness.She livedin Nigeriauntil the age of ten, when her family came to the United States. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she hasalsotaught middle school, high school, and college.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Born in Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta was raised in the U.S. by her parents who were Jehovah's Witnesses. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about writing the truth about her home country, even if it's an ugly truth. More at NPR.org

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