Kawe Shorts Episode 1: Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie November 2, 2020 – Posted in: Kawe Shorts – Tags: African Literature, Amazon, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kawe Shorts, Literature, review, Short Stoies, Zikora
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮. ~ 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬
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 so 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.
Two of our members – Chimdinma and Shike- discuss the story on IG TV and you can now watch it and drop your comments!
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 she’s pregnant, he abandons her. But it’s Zikora’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 mother’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.