Kawe Shorts Episode 1: Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie November 2, 2020 – Posted in: Kawe Shorts – Tags: , , , , , , ,

๐—ช๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ~ ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌโฃโฃ

We recently read Chimamanda’s new work of fiction – ZIKORA! We loved it, we enjoyed talking about it. We loved how the short story had soย  many important themes like; marital rape, abortion, culture, love, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, child labour, child birth, teenage pregnacy etc. Zikora made us more aware of the world we live in.

Zikora inspired us to begin a new series – Kawe Shorts – a series that will be dedicated to reading short stories by writers of African descent and discussing these stories.

Click here to read an excerpt

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Two of our members – Chimdinma and Shike- discuss the story on IG TV and you can now watch it and drop your comments!

Enjoy!

 

 

About Zikora:

The emotional storms weathered by a mother and daughter yield a profound new understanding in a moving short story by the bestselling, award-winning author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.

When Zikora, a DC lawyer from Nigeria, tells her equally high-powered lover that sheโ€™s pregnant, he abandons her. But itโ€™s Zikoraโ€™s demanding, self-possessed mother, in town for the birth, who makes Zikora feel like a lonely little girl all over again. Stunned by the speed with which her ideal life fell apart, she turns to reflecting on her motherโ€™s painful past and struggle for dignity. Preparing for motherhood, Zikora begins to see more clearly what her own mother wants for her, for her new baby, and for herself.

 

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