Into the Go-Slow
By Bridgett M. Davis
(Feminist Press, Paperback, 9781558618640, 360pp.)
Publication Date: September 2014
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It's 1986 and twenty-one-year-old Angie continues to mourn the death of her brilliant and radical sister Ella. On impulse, she travels from Detroit to the place where Ella tragically died four years before--Nigeria. She retraces her sister's steps, all the while navigating the chaotic landscape of a major African country on the brink of democracy careening toward a coup d'etat.
At the center of this quest is a love affair that upends everything Angie thought she knew about herself. Against a backdrop of Nigeria's infamous go-slow--traffic as wild and surprising as a Fela lyric--Angie begins to unravel the mysteries of the past, and opens herself up to love and life after Ella.
Bridgett M. Davis's debut novel "Shifting Through Neutral" (Amistad, 2004) was a Borders Books "Original Voices" selection and a finalist for the 2005 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright LEGACY Award. Davis was selected as the New Author of the Year by Go On Girl Book Club--the largest national reading group for African American women. She currently writes for "O, The Oprah Magazine" and other publications.