Love Is Power, Or Something Like That

by Igoni Barrett

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Where sex is a currency, or a weapon. Where power ends in corruption, or violence. Where the worst thing to happen is for the best, sometimes. Where love is power, or something like that. In these nine blistering stories cavort jealous husbands, kissing cousins, teenage internet hustlers, democratic bus rides, home exorcisms and bowls of dubious catfish peppersoup: this is a searing, savage portrait of an utterly modern Nigeria. Dark yet disarming, in prose that is tough, vigorous and immediately distinctive, Love is Power, Or Something Like That is a phenomenal short story collection from a palpably talented new writer.

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Author: A. Igoni Barrett
ISBN: 9780701187392
Country: Nigeria
Publisher: Vintage Publishing House
Size (mm): 135 x 216 x 17mm
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 245 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 04 Jul 2013

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Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979. He is the author of Blackass, as well as a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service Short Story Competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. His short stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.