Life is too short to spend it reading boring books, but when a book is captivating, you won’t mind reading it over and over again for the rest of your life.
One of such books with a re-read effect is Leslie Arimah’s new book, ‘What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky.’ The title already sets you up for suspense while the opener challenges your imagination. You should read it for yourself, here’s why;
1. Lesley is a seasoned writer
Lesley Arimah is a UK-born Nigerian who grew up traveling a lot. Her travel experiences exposed her to a thousand and one things to write about. Her works are widely read, they have several awesome reviews and have received grants and awards from Commonwealth Writers, AWP, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation among others.
2. The book is a collection of her best stories
Just like buffets gladden the stomach, anthologies are always a delight to read. Lesley shares 12 different stories in one book, each with a long-lasting stunner effect. The first story, “The Future Looks Good”, starts with a young woman, Ezinma, about to unlock a door. Then the rest of the story unveils what came behind her.
3. Each story challenges your imagination to think differently
Reading through one story to the next, there’s a rise in expectation, which Lesley carefully meets with her matching progression. Asides the titular story, the other stories include;
- The Future Looks Good
- War Stories
- Second Chances
- Who Will Greet You at Home?
- Buchi’s Girls
- What Is a Volcano?
4. Nigerian or American? You can totally relate
With the stories set in Nigeria and in the United States, the plots are easy to relate with, and the narratives are as believable as reality. In all the stories, there’s a close tie that binds parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.
“When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world. He did not know what the world did to daughters. He did not know how quickly it would wick the dew off her, how she would be returned to him hollowed out, relieved of her better parts.” – an excerpt from Light.
- You can get a copy for FREE!
‘What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky’ is available in bookstores (online and offline) at an affordable cost. However, if you are in Lagos, you can get a copy of the book for FREE, and also have Lesley read it to you herself.
To get an autographed copy of the book, simply attend the Book Reading holding at Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba. It promises to be an interesting hang out with Lesley and a community of other book lovers.
Register to attend the event, click HERE now!
See you there!