Voice of America

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Granta, 2011 - Interpersonal relations - 215 pages
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Noveller. Debut collection of stories set both in Nigeria and the United States, which moves from the fears and dreams of boys and girls in African villages and refugee camps, to the disillusionment and confusion of young married couples living in America

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User Review  - hadden - LibraryThing

Good collection of short stories about Nigerians coming to the US, and how Nigerians see the US from inside the country, and from Nigeria. Some stories are funny about mixing American and Nigerian traditions, especially about pregnancy and child birth. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Osondu's first collection is a grim but compassionate look at desperate Nigerians both at home and abroad.The voice of America is, for Osondu's Africans, a siren-ish come-hither, but the promise is ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

E.C. Osondu worked as a copywriter for Ogilvy + Mather before moving to the US in 2004 to pursue an MFA at Syracuse University, studying with Mary Gaitskill and George Saunders. He received the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing for his story 'Waiting' and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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