Zikora

Zikora

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. Shunned by the speed with which her ideal life fell apart, Zikora 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.

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  • Ilse

    I read somewhere that love was about this, the nuggets of knowledge about our beloved that we so fluently hold.Whilst in the middle of giving birth, Zikora, a thirty-nine year old lawyer originally fr...

  • Angela M

    4.5 rounded up I haven’t always enjoyed short stories, but over the last few years I’ve discovered that if well written, as this one is, I could enjoy them as much as full length novels . Well, al...

  • Brown Girl Reading

    I really enjoyed Zikora. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is back. I feel like this could become a full length novel. Zikora is about to have her baby and she recounts all that has happened with family friend...

  • Debbie

    Almost pogo-stick time! (4.5, rounded up)Now this is what I’m talkin’ about! What a fantastic short story!Several years ago, this Nigerian author published the (way too long) novel Americanah, and...

  • Swaroop

    "It was a sweet-and-sour time, a time of exquisite paradoxes."Zikora is a well-written story about single motherhood, pregnancy, the many strong and sensible women and those few coward mindless men.Th...

  • Elyse  Walters

    “Zikora” is a short story... .....at 35 pages.Zikora, originally from Nigeria, was practicing law in DC. Her high-powered professional, scumbag, boyfriend, Kwame, bolts when he learns Zikora is pr...

  • Karen

    This was a really good short story, just 35 pages.A pregnant woman, boyfriend leaves upon learning this.Her mother is in town to be with her In the hospital for the birth.During labor and the days fol...

  • Lisa

    I loved listening to this on my morning walk. Beautifully written with a main character, Zikora, that I truly cared about. But I need more! I didn't want to leave her and really wish it was longer....

  • Nadia

    This was a very enjoyable read. Such a shame it's just a short story, I can totally see it as a novel.Ours was an ancient story, the woman wants the baby and the man doesn’t want the baby and a midd...

  • Barbara

    “Zikora” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an absorbing short story that is free with Audible Plus. It’s narrated by Adepero Oduye who possesses an incredible voice. I loved listening to her perfor...