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By Chinelo Okparanta

"If you have ever puzzled if love can overcome all, learn Ijeoma's tale . . . A beautiful coming-of-age debut."--Marie Claire

Long-listed for the heart for Fiction First Novel Prize

Nominated for the 2015 NAACP photo Awards (Outstanding Literary paintings of Fiction)

Nominated for the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards (Young Motivational author of the Year)

New York occasions e-book overview Editors' Choice

Inspired through Nigeria's folktales and its warfare, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply looking, strong debut in regards to the hazards of dwelling and loving openly.

Ijeoma comes of age as her state does; born earlier than independence, she is 11 whilst civil warfare breaks out within the younger republic of Nigeria. despatched away to protection, she meets one other displaced baby they usually, star-crossed, fall in love. they're from diverse ethnic groups. also they are either girls. 

  
When their love is found, Ijeoma learns that she is going to need to cover this a part of herself. yet there's a rate to dwelling within a lie.     
  
As Edwidge Danticat has made own the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to envision the ways that Nigerians proceed to fight towards selfhood. while their state contends with and recovers from the results of conflict and department, Nigerian lives also are wrecked and misplaced from taboo and prejudice. This tale deals a glimmer of desire -- a destiny the place a girl could simply be capable of form her lifestyles round fact and love. 
 
Acclaimed by Vogue, the Financial Times, and many others, Chinelo Okparanta keeps to distill "experience into anything crystalline, stark yet lustrous" (New York occasions ebook Review). Under the Udala Trees marks the additional upward thrust of a celebrity whose "tales will holiday your middle open" (New York day-by-day News). 
 

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