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Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook, short-story

This superb short story, on the surface, is about a woman giving birth to her first child. It describes the experience of that, both physical and emotional, in a beautiful way that felt very real.

But it's also a story about love and relationships, both romantic relationships and especially the strained relationship between a mother and a daughter. It's about how those bonds can be complex, and how you don't always understand each other. It's about looking back and gaining new understanding of those people you love. It somehow explores these issues with impact and emotion in a short space (just 35 pages for the ebook or an hour and 15 minutes for audio).

A little icing on the cake came from the fantastic narration by Adepero Oduye (I listened to the audiobook).
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Reading Progress

November 18, 2020 – Started Reading
November 18, 2020 – Shelved
November 18, 2020 – Shelved as: audiobook
November 27, 2020 – Finished Reading
November 28, 2020 – Shelved as: short-story

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