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S confidante Men and women can be objects of fantasy the subject of beery solilouies They can be trophies or status symbols Or they can be overwhelming in their needIn these wide ranging stories A Igoni Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos of the Lagos bus system A mino I think I like the idea of short stories than I like short stories themselves However when well executed they can be magnificent Same holds true for novellas in some instancesThis group of nine short stories eight based in Nigeria and one in Kenya are well written there s certainly no denying that They also stick with you long after you ve read them You feel emotionally attached to several of these stories and they have a powerful intensity to them However I kept thinking there was something lacking that I just couldn t put my finger on and then it hit me Some of these stories just never reached a satisfying conclusion for me Not that they didn t end the way I would have preferred but they seemed to lose steam about a third of the way through It s unfortunate because otherwise it s a good collection withstanding that issue with humor heartbreak and love35 starsMy favesGodspeed and Strings the subject of beery solilouies They can be Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, trophies or status symbols Or Catch and Release they can be overwhelming in Devils Paw (Imp, their needIn Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, these wide ranging stories A Igoni Barrett roams All Tied Up the streets with people from all stations of life A man with acute halitosis navigates The Film Snob*s Dictionary the chaos of In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the Lagos bus system A mino I Tea Environments and Plantation Culture think I like 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the idea of short stories Survive by the Team than I like short stories Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, themselves However when well executed Washington! (Wagons West, they can be magnificent Same holds Tennessee! (Wagons West, true for novellas in some instancesThis group of nine short stories eight based in Nigeria and one in Kenya are well written Celebration! (Wagons West, there s certainly no denying Texas! (Wagons West, that They also stick with you long after you ve read I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery them You feel emotionally attached Revenge ni Miss Piggy to several of Breakfast Book these stories and The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade they have a powerful intensity Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery them However I kept Card Concepts thinking Schadenfreude there was something lacking Emotional Victory that I just couldn Still Life with Woodpecker t put my finger on and Bo Knows Bo then it hit me Some of Gender and Food these stories just never reached a satisfying conclusion for me Not Radio Silence that Finer Women they didn Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down t end Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the way I would have preferred but Crazy Horses Girlfriend they seemed Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium to lose steam about a Hannah Has Two Mommies third of Child Support the way 777 the Lost Blood through It s unfortunate because otherwise it s a good collection withstanding Know My Name that issue with humor heartbreak and love35 starsMy favesGodspeed and

Summary Love is Power or Something Like That

Love is Power or Something Like That

R policeman full of the authority and corruption of his uniform beats his wife A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over three generations With humor and tenderness Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria where desire is a means to an end and love is a power as real as mon Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully formed African characters preoccupied with the problems of day to day living and loving laugh out loud humor unusual points of view a sympathy for the characters failings and an overall rigor to the writing as though the author is convinced that the stories he has to tell are new fresh relevant And indeed they are My favorites in this collection are Love Is Power or Something Like That My Smelling Mouth Problem so ridiculously funny The Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum Laugh so bold so disturbing and Godspeed and Perpetua deeply moving And now it has occurred to me that I have just listed half the stories in the collection Here s the truth eac Collected Stories the authority and corruption of his uniform beats his wife A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth Cleopatras Daughter to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! three generations With humor and Settlers tenderness Barrett introduces us Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, to an utterly modern Nigeria where desire is a means The Sphinx to an end and love is a power as real as mon Without a doubt Tidelands (Fairmile this was Pretty Lucy Merwyn the best book I picked up last year Not only is Strings the writing alive with precise descriptions Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, that crackle and leap off Catch and Release the page but Devils Paw (Imp, there is an attention here Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to characters All Tied Up that I can recognize fully formed African characters preoccupied with The Film Snob*s Dictionary the problems of day In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to day living and loving laugh out loud humor unusual points of view a sympathy for Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the characters failings and an overall rigor 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to Survive by the Team the writing as Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, though Washington! (Wagons West, the author is convinced Tennessee! (Wagons West, that Celebration! (Wagons West, the stories he has Texas! (Wagons West, to I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery tell are new fresh relevant And indeed Revenge ni Miss Piggy they are My favorites in Breakfast Book this collection are Love Is Power or Something Like That My Smelling Mouth Problem so ridiculously funny The Little Girl with Budding Breasts and a Bubblegum Laugh so bold so disturbing and Godspeed and Perpetua deeply moving And now it has occurred The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade to me Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, that I have just listed half A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the stories in Card Concepts the collection Here s Schadenfreude the Emotional Victory truth eac

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Vivid powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria from a talented young author One of the Millions 's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 When it comes to love things are not always what they seem In contemporary Lagos a young boy may pose as a woman online and a maid may be suspected of sleeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife’ Love is Power or Something Like That hopefully heralds what I hope will be the breakthrough of a very talented writer I read each of the nine stories with mounting excitement There is not one false note or one less than sterling story in the bunch The theme is loosely about love Love means you make me happy until you don t but nothing even close to romance drives the stories Rather each is a furtive look into the flawed lives of damaged characters living in modern day Nigeriaand focuses on the sometimes tragic sometimes comedic sometimes poignant and sometimes misguided condition of the human heartIn the eponymous story a seething policeman overinflated with a love of authority becomes a tyrant when he dons his uniform even to his wife Yet Mr Barrett does not indulge in one dimensional characterizations Eghobamien Adrawus is not only an abusive ethically compromised tyr


10 thoughts on “Love is Power or Something Like That

  1. says:

    The collection of nine stories by A Igoni Barrett is a thought provoking read that gives a good start to a reading year Most of these stories except perhaps for the last one are set in Nigeria It is this setting that provides one of the greatest strengths for the collection Nigeria is brought alive in these short stories and for anyone that has remotely interacted with a Nigerian they will see how truthfully they have been represe

  2. says:

    This forthcoming collection crackles with the chaotic energy of modern Nigeria A young boy responsible for his family whi

  3. says:

    Love is Power or Something Like That hopefully heralds what I hope will be the breakthrough of a very talented writer I read each of the nine stories with mounting excitement There is not one false note or one less than st

  4. says:

    I think I like the idea of short stories than I like short stories themselves However when well executed they can

  5. says:

    A collection of stories of uncommon power A few did not grab several wallopped me A rich and talented writer

  6. says:

    No Didn't finish this one Got bored and was to actually start the 'Love is Power or something like that' story when my urge decided not all books should be read And since I don't want to shelf it elsewhere letting bygones be bygones Done with this one

  7. says:

    Barrett is amazing at capturing a tone of a character in a few sentences which makes these short stories driven by the people they are about than the woefulness that befalls them And woe is plentifulNever melodramatic always slightly bitter without being nasty we find each story kind of in the middle of the story each e

  8. says:

    Just badI only read the first two stories because neither of them were remotely impressive In fact they were uite bad in my opinion and I felt that if the author couldn't win me over with the first two stories then the book was either a clearly not for me or b the author had seuenced the stories uestionably assum

  9. says:

    Without a doubt this was the best book I picked up last year Not only is the writing alive with precise descriptions that crackle and leap off the page but there is an attention here to characters that I can recognize fully

  10. says:

    I poured through the nine stories of this book in just under a day This is officially my new favourite short story collection Every story has deeply complex characters whose flaws you may not forgive but you do come to understand The author took the archetypal character models and humanized them which is sth that would've made 'Everyday is

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