“Love Is Power, or Something Like That,” a collection of stories set in modern-day Nigeria, pulses with an indomitable life force that is, by turns, tender and fierce.
In nine taut stories, Nigerian writer A. Igoni Barrett, who lives in Lagos, captures lives full of yearning, striving, setbacks, and moments of joy. He’s a compassionate if unflinching storyteller whose stories of daily life in Nigeria turn on universal themes. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Jan Gardner writes Word on the Street and The Find in the Sunday Books section.