Everything Good Will Come has ratings and 90 reviews. karen said: in my mind, because i am notoriously illiterate when it comes time to read the back. Everything Good Will Come is about the coming-of-age of Enitan, the chief character, as she develops from a gripping aura of innocence to an. Abstract. Sefi Atta’s debut novel Everything Good Will Come () examines the growing up of a child from adolescence to adulthood. Through these various.

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I liked the childhood story and found Enitan’s friend, Sheri very complex and fascinating.

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Item s unavailable for purchase. Whenever I read foreign books, they never explained the simplest things, like snow. At the same time, reflecting the resilience of the Lagosians whose lives she explores, humour is almost constant, effervescent, most often satirical slant. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC. Enitan joins a group of women in the fight against the government for women’s rights during her pregnancy.

Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa NigeriaNovelSefi AttaSynopsis. The backcover blurb gives the impression that the novel is about the two girls, evefything Enitan is the focus. I will describe the older Enitan as childish, confused, self-centered, indecisive and antagonistic.

Everything Good Will Come put me into a spell from the first page to the very last I didn’t miss a thing.

Sunny uses his wife’s religion as a way to belittle her, call her crazy and endanger Enitan’s life, which, at times is not completely false. May 02, Mphokolo rated it really liked it. Her father, an educated lawyer, wants the best for her and hopes she will take over his firm once she has finished school and proves herself as a lawyer.


Everything Good Will Come

It isand Nigeria is under military rule, though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. When she became pregnant after the rape she aborted her baby with a clothes hanger, making herself barren in the process.

After Nigeria gained independence inthe balance of power was maintained through elections and a democratic approach to all national issues. It makes me love this book even more. Throughout her life, Enitan’s father, and later her husband Niyi, encourages her to stand up for herself. Throughout the story Enitan describes her perception of the ways and beliefs of her mother’s church. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Everything Comee Will Come is partly a coming-of-age novel. Seems logical, but with all of her thoughts so far in the book, why didn’t we get more inside her head for these things? Enitan and her father spent time in prison due to their rebellion.

Dec 11, Simbiat Adetugbobo rated it really liked it. Her rebellious nature is first seen when she defies her mother’s wishes and leaves the house on Sundays to play with the girl next door, Sheri, who is considered “yellow” because her father is Muslim and her mother is a white English woman.


Everything Good Will Come evokes the sights and smells of Africa while imparting a wise and universal story of love, friendship, prejudice, survival, politics, and the cost of divided loyalties.

This book contains the seeds of at least three excellent novels; I wish the author had chosen and nurtured one of them rather than stuffing seemingly everything she wanted to write all into one book. Views Read Edit View history.

She is often referred to as a strong person by Enitan. Everything Good will Come CL first read: At the everyting time, reflecting the resilience of the Lagosians whose lives she explores, humour is almost constant, effervescent, most often satirical slant.

I don’t know how this is possible, but it happened. So, great, I’m emotionally invested.

All That Man Is. I’m open to reading another book from this author, but I’d want to see some strong reviews first. She also grows up in a family with more than one wife. The last section started on pageand on pageI couldn’t take it anymore. Retrieved from ” https: By being based in a true Nigerian culture and political atmosphere, this fictional story has relevance to cime time period in which it is set.

Its protagonist is Enitan who is eleven at the start of the book. Atta is every bit as gifted as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but she receives far less recognition.