Everything Good Will Come has ratings and 90 reviews. karen said: in my mind, because i am notoriously illiterate when it comes time to read the back. Everything Good Will Come is about the coming-of-age of Enitan, the chief character, as she develops from a gripping aura of innocence to an. Abstract. Sefi Atta’s debut novel Everything Good Will Come () examines the growing up of a child from adolescence to adulthood. Through these various.

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Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta

Her drive for change is frowned upon by her husband, who wants her to stay at home and take on “women-like” tasks. Niyi’s lack of support attta his wife’s beliefs, along with her unwillingness to concede to his requests, leads to their separation. The End of the Day. The parents are now caricatures of a divorced, resentful couple.

I was never tempted to jump into the lagoon as they did. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Unfortunately for him, this shows that Niyi has always been capable of helping out com the house and cleaning up after himself and instead let Enitan do everything. A fierce story about a Nigerian lady privileged financially from birth but had to go through a not so happy childhood with her parents constant fights.

Orphan Girl and Other Stories, The. I have read no fewer than three books in the last few months with this same problem, the inexplicable marriage of our heroine to a guy with no redeeming qualities, who of course turns out to be a turd.

Everything Good Wil, Come introduces an important new voice in contemporary fiction. Entian loves an artist until that doesn’t work out, but we never really feel her pain, despite having given us an interesting new character.


Honestly, this book disappointed me. They try to find a woman’s place in a country led by men, in constant state of political flux. Sheri is the wild one, the one who uses people to get what she wants.

Everything Good Will Come

Nigerian-born author Atta now lives in the U. Sunny uses his wife’s religion everytjing a way to belittle her, call her crazy and endanger Enitan’s life, which, at times is not completely false.

Everything Good Will Come evokes the sights and smells of Africa while imparting a wise and universal story of love, friendship, prejudice, survival, politics, and the cost of divided loyalties.

This novel charts the fate of these two Nigerian girls, one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it. Atta lives in Meridian, Mississippi, with her husband and daughter, and teaches bby Meridian Community College.

By the time they came of age, millions of personalities were channeled into about three prototypes: Oct 15, Megan evegything it really liked it Shelves: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it everyghing Checkout. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Who will cook for your husband?

Enitan comes from an upper middle class dysfunctional family where the mum is obsessively religious and the dad is a somewhat successful lawyer. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

She is an interesting, complex and contradictory character. The political situations of the books are goor, though both cover many brutal events, and Atta’s novel left me feeling a lot more optimistic and emotionally satisfied. View all 4 comments. Born inSefi Atta was only seven years in when the novel begins. Enitan is raised in a divided home struggling to identify herself in the eeverything of her mother’s strong religious beliefs and her father’s manipulative political ways.


A story empowering to the African woman ,but to women everywhere. The different tribes of Nigeria operated as separate states with little interactions with each other until its unification and colonization by Great Britain in In exchange for an easier lifestyle, she plays the role of housewife and does all of the cooking, cleaning, and care of her man.

These two girls are so different, but friends throughout childhood and into adulthood. Years pass and Enitan returns to Lagos to stay with her father and work under him to start her career as a lawyer. This is an interesting and colorful, but also disjointed and rushed, story of a young woman growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Jul 20, Xandria rated it it was ok Shelves: To learn more about Sefi Atta, vistit her website.

Sefi Atta :: Everything Good Will Come

And I loved the ending! I was sorry when I came to the end. The main crux of the book is the struggles of a Nigerian woman to be heard, seen and respected for who she is in a Nigeria led by the military government, a woman’s constant battle in a patriarchal society sefu what she can do to fight her battles regardless of hindrances and pulling backs from egoist men.

Atta uses a memoir-like style as she narrates events in Enitan’s life but there were very few times that I felt like I should care. I’m so sad that this book didn’t turn out to be a better read for me.