The Nigerwife is a remarkable book.
“Abbas has drawn a rich and believable cast of characters, and we feel sympathy and involvement with them all.”
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
“A meticulously crafted portrait of modern-day South Africa, Icarus is a spellbinding tour de force.”
“Khadra’s didacticism ruins this book and leaves the novel bereft of his previously demonstrated literary power.”