What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

Recommended by Marina Warner, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #52 in Short Stories, Ranked #95 in African

A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is a debut with all the imagination of Helen Oyeyemi's The Icarus Girl and the toughness of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels.

'When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters'. The daughters, wives and mothers in Lesley Nneka Arimah's remarkable debut collection find themselves in extraordinary situations: a woman whose mother's ghost appears to...

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Marina Warner I really think very, very highly of it…. I’m most interested in where she uses fantasy in order to edge towards apocalypse and dystopia (Source)

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